Wrestlers Do Well 'Coaches Follow Suit'
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 7:21 AM
As a team, Chatfield won the Three Rivers Conference with a perfect
8-0 record, won the Section 1A crown and then capped off the season with a
third place finish at the state tournament.
Individually, eight wrestlers made it to the tournament, with three
of them placing in the top six. Those individuals that qualified for the
'big dance' were Jared Goldsmith (106), Hank Friederichs (120), A.J. Riley
(126), Harvey Friederichs (132), Alex Haffner (138), Ryan Meeker (145), Cody
Bly (170) and Justin Viss (195). Receiving medals at the state tournament
were Hank Friederichs (third), Harvey Friederichs (second) and Justin Viss
Those eight that made it to the state meet, coincidently, also were
selected for the Three Rivers All-Conference team: Jared Goldsmith, Hank
Friederichs, A.J. Riley, Harvey Friederichs, Alex Haffner, Ryan Meeker, Cody
Bly and Justin Viss. Making the Honorable Mention team were Ty Van Sickel,
Tye Bentz, Ethan Wright and Jacob Bleess.
And if that wasn't enough, the Section 1A coaches named Joel Viss,
Coach of the Year, and Travis Bartels, Assistant Coach of the Year.
Congratulations to all the team members, the coaches, and the
Chatfield fans, for a GREAT season.
Here are the final won-lost records for all the Chatfield
wrestlers, 2012-13: Kevin Bradt 1-0; Tye Bentz 12-1; Jacob Bleess 27-16;
Cody Bly 40-6; Austin Dahl 4-16; Monte Flores Ruesink 4-11; Hank Friederichs
50-2; Harvey Friederichs 46-4; Sam Fryer 14-21; Jared Goldsmith 42-7; Alex
Haffner 44-4; Jake Mandt 0-1; Mitchell Meeker 0-4; Ryan Meeker 32-15; Jayton
Nisbit 3-9; A.J. Riley 46-5; Ty VanSickle 25-20; Justin Viss 39-9; Ethan
Wright 16-26; Logan Karver 1-5.
Pictures of All-conference/HM and special awards are forthcoming,
once the team has held their 'awards banquet.'