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.'