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Germantown shows dominance at Hamilton

Warhawks overwhelm competition at large wrestling invitational

Jan. 21, 2009

Though Germantown senior wrestler David Drake would respectfully argue with coach Chris Weiss that he had the toughest bracket when he won the 135-pound title at the MAT Tournament at Milwaukee Hamilton on Jan. 17, there is no doubt that the 100-plus match career winner seeks out the toughest workout partner in practice.

Every day, Drake matches up with defending state champion Jesse Thielke.

“Though the team is definitely working hard together and is really feeding off each other’s energy, the practice room can be pretty intense,” Drake said after helping the Warhawks win the MAT team title. “Sometimes there’s a little head-butting, but I like wrestling with Jesse. He’s taught me how to piece moves together. He’s just non-stop motion.”

Drake (30-5 this season) was one of five individual titlists for Germantown as the Warhawks rolled to a 521-point total in the 16-school meet, well ahead of the Mineral Point varsity reserve (363) and Grafton (360).

Cody Szohr at 112 (26-5), Daniel Krause at 119 (11-8), Thielke at 125 (31-0), and Cody Falls at 130 (24-6) also claimed titles for Germantown.

Weiss was pleased by the effort, especially following a poor showing the week before at the West Bend Duals. It was Germantown’s second meet title of the season.

“We’re very excited to get this tournament victory,” Weiss said. “We were in a low place after how we performed at West Bend. This week we got (Zach) Hertzburg, (Jordan) Wong and (Eric) Bloedorn back. That was a big lift for us. They definitely add balance to the room. They are also guys that helped the team with big wins.”

Hertzberg at 140 (fourth, 3-2 record), Wong at 160 (third, 3-2) and Bloedorn at 171 (ninth, lost first match but then won four in a row) all helped the Warhawks.

All five of the Warhawks titlists went 5-0 on the day. Coupled with freshman Zach Baus, who was second at 103 (3-2) and Jeremy Kaemmer, who earned the same spot at 140 (4-1), they helped Germantown present a major roadblock to opponents in the lower weights.

“They’re starting to look like I had imagined them a month or so ago,” said Weiss.

Germantown’s 189-pounder Jeremy Konczal only took 12th, but after losing his first bout, he pinned Pewaukee and Milwaukee Custer opponents for his first wins of the season.

“When he got that first win, everyone went crazy,” Drake said, “because we all knew how hard he had worked for it.”

Steven L. Tietz can be reached at (262) 446-6619.

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