Boys Varsity Wrestling · Nate Morris & Tanner Clontz Soar in TVC Rivalry Dual Against Birch Run


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Frankenmuth squared off against Birch Run Friday Night in a fiery dual filled with firework matches. The Eagles fought hard, but ultimately suffered a 45-30 loss against their Tri-Valley Conference rival.

The Eagles kicked off their series of wins at the 119 weight class where Kaden Miller (Fr.) captured a second period pin over Sawyer Sanocki.
Ian Stephens (Jr.), a first year wrestler rallied behind him with a big third period pin over Jack Rumptz at 125lbs.
The next win and one of the most exhilarating match-ups of the night came at 135lbs where Nate Morris (Jr.) faced off against a returning Regional-Qualifier who was 32-10 last season. Nate wrestled hard and was ahead by 3 points with 30 seconds left before getting caught on his back to give up 3 points and take the match into overtime. Nate battled back hard and secured the win in overtime 7-5 over Madell Breece.
Tanner Clontz (Jr.) had the other explosive win of the dual where he wrestled off against Mason Miller at the 145 pound weight class. Tanner wrestled well but in the 3rd period found himself down 11-5. Tanner stepped up with a big move from the feet to throw Mason right to his back and captured a huge pin for his team.
Griffin Barker (Fr.) wrestled against a senior, Amando Dominguez at 160lbs. Griffin fought hard for the major of 8 or more points, but eventually had to settle for the controlling 8-2 win.
Konner Roche (Sr.) capped off the wins for the Eagles at the 189 pound weight class where he pinned Owen Natzel in 21 seconds despite bumping up a weight class for 171.

Highlights:

Nate Morris taking home the overtime win and capturing his 2nd win on the season against a returning Regional Qualifier.

Tanner Clontz with the huge comeback pin in the 3rd period after being down 11-5.

112
Hunter Szemites (Birch Run HS) over Ashton Edie (Frankenmuth HS) (Fall 0:28)
0
6

119
Kaden Miller (Frankenmuth HS) over Sawyer Sanocki (Birch Run HS) (Fall 3:00)
6
6

125
Ian Stephens (Frankenmuth HS) over Jack Rumptz (Birch Run HS) (Fall 5:11)
12
6

130
Aiden Tornberg (Birch Run HS) over Lance Keinath (Frankenmuth HS) (Fall 4:46)
12
12

135
Nate Morris (Frankenmuth HS) over Madell Breece (Birch Run HS) (SV-1 7-5)
15
12

140
Bryce Husen (Birch Run HS) over Lucas Miller (Frankenmuth HS) (Fall 2:43)
15
18

145
Tanner Clontz (Frankenmuth HS) over Mason Miller (Birch Run HS) (Fall 4:32)
21
18

152
Carson Parlberg (Birch Run HS) over Logan Geitman (Frankenmuth HS) (Fall 3:58)
21
24

160
Griffin Barker (Frankenmuth HS) over Amando Dominguez (Birch Run HS) (Dec 8-2)
24
24

171
Aiden Sanocki (Birch Run HS) over Ethan Fehrman (Frankenmuth HS) (Fall 3:10)
24
30

189
Konner Roche (Frankenmuth HS) over Owen Natzel (Birch Run HS) (Fall 0:21)
30
30

215
Casen Haggart (Birch Run HS) over Brenden Marker (Frankenmuth HS) (Dec 10-4)
30
33

285
Franklin Stevens (Birch Run HS) over Unknown (For.)
30
39

103
Ethan McClanahan (Birch Run HS) over Joshua Juillett (Frankenmuth HS) (Fall 1:36)
30
45

Team Score:
30-45

The Eagles also wrestled against a strong Durand team on Friday.

Securing wins for the Muth were Tanner Clontz at 145, Ethan Fehrman (So.) at 160, Konner Roche at 189, and Brenden Marker (So.) at 215.

Highlights:

Tanner Clontz pinned his opponent, Hayden Simmons in the 1st period of the match at 145 pounds.

Konner Roche bumped up to defeat a returning Regional Qualifier, Hunter Spaulding at 189 pounds 12-6.

103
Ethan Hawkins (Durand Area HS) over Joshua Juillett (Frankenmuth HS) (Fall 0:16)
6
0

112
Cameron Bacchus (Durand Area HS) over Ashton Edie (Frankenmuth HS) (Fall 0:50)
6
0

119
Connor Thompson (Durand Area HS) over Kaden Miller (Frankenmuth HS) (Fall 1:31)
6
0

125
Ty Fielder (Durand Area HS) over Ian Stephens (Frankenmuth HS) (Fall 0:48)
6
0

130
Gaven Brewer (Durand Area HS) over Lance Keinath (Frankenmuth HS) (Dec 7-3)
3
0

135
Brock Holek (Durand Area HS) over Nate Morris (Frankenmuth HS) (Fall 2:18)
6
0

140
Darrin Alward (Durand Area HS) over Lucas Miller (Frankenmuth HS) (Fall 2:27)
6
0

145
Tanner Clontz (Frankenmuth HS) over Hayden Simmons (Durand Area HS) (Fall 1:30)
0
6

152
Bryce Benford (Durand Area HS) over Logan Geitman (Frankenmuth HS) (Fall 3:05)
6
0

160
Ethan Fehrman (Frankenmuth HS) over Unknown (For.)
0
6

171
Leka Dinaj (Durand Area HS) over Griffin Barker (Frankenmuth HS) (Fall 4:50)
6
0

189
Konner Roche (Frankenmuth HS) over Hunter Spaulding (Durand Area HS) (Dec 12-6)
0
3

215
Brenden Marker (Frankenmuth HS) over Unknown (For.)
0
6

285
Ethan Coburn (Durand Area HS) over Unknown (For.)
6
0

Team Score:
57-21

Frankenmuth’s final dual of the night came against Division 2’s Mt. Pleasant.

The Eagles first wins of the dual came at 135 where Nate Morris defeated Chris Bacon 15-6 to secure 4 points for the team.

Next up, Lucas Miller (Sr.) received a void win at 140 pounds.

Griffin Barker pinned Hunter Maxon in the 2nd period of his match at 160 pounds.

Konner Roche pinned his opponent, Preston Dell, in 53 seconds at 171 pounds.

Brenden Marker finished off the wins for the Eagles at 215 pounds with a 47 second pin against Blaine Brown.

Highlights:

Griffin Barker pinned a Junior at 160 who had a 28-13 record to finish last season.

Konner and Brenden both captured quick pins in under a minute.

103
Noah Webster (Mt Pleasant HS) over Unknown (For.)
0
6

112
Filicia Saunders (Mt Pleasant HS) over Ashton Edie (Frankenmuth HS) (Fall 1:26)
0
6

119
Mason Tapia (Mt Pleasant HS) over Kaden Miller (Frankenmuth HS) (Fall 3:19)
0
6

125
Grant Stahl (Mt Pleasant HS) over Ian Stephens (Frankenmuth HS) (Fall 0:38)
0
6

130
Taylor Zeneberg (Mt Pleasant HS) over Lance Keinath (Frankenmuth HS) (Fall 5:30)
0
6

135
Nate Morris (Frankenmuth HS) over Chris Bacon (Mt Pleasant HS) (MD 15-6)
4
0

140
Lucas Miller (Frankenmuth HS) over Unknown (For.)
6
0

145
Preston Walton (Mt Pleasant HS) over Tanner Clontz (Frankenmuth HS) (Fall 0:58)
0
6

152
Logan Zenneberg (Mt Pleasant HS) over Logan Geitman (Frankenmuth HS) (Fall 1:49)
0
6

160
Cal Kowalic (Mt Pleasant HS) over Zach McCready (Frankenmuth HS) (Fall 2:19)
0
6

160
Griffin Barker (Frankenmuth HS) over Hunter Maxon (Mt Pleasant HS) (Fall 3:03)
6
0

171
Konner Roche (Frankenmuth HS) over Preston Dell (Mt Pleasant HS) (Fall 0:53)
6
0

189
Jack Gearheart (Mt Pleasant HS) over Owen Fehrman (Frankenmuth HS) (Fall 1:12)
0
6

215
Brenden Marker (Frankenmuth HS) over Blaine Brown (Mt Pleasant HS) (Fall 0:47)
6
0

285
John Stevens (Mt Pleasant HS) over Unknown (For.)
0
6

Team Score:
28-60

Coach’s Takeaways:

The biggest highlights of the night definitely came from Tanner Clontz and Nate Morris.

Tanner stepped up big in his match against the Panthers after being down 11-5 in the third period. He stunned the whole gym when he hit that big throw from his feet to take his opponent straight to his back. He captured not only the win, but the jaw-dropping pin as well.

Nate had a huge win in overtime against a really tough wrestler who made it to Regionals last year. Nate’s been wrestling great. It takes a lot of mental toughness to be winning the whole match, then having to go into overtime in just the final seconds of the match and still secure the win. That Nate Morris takedown almost seems unstoppable when hit with just the right amount of confidence.

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