The University of Wisconsin wrestling commit won his second consecutive state title, received All-State recognition in football and qualified for the state track and field meet.
Dow, Stoughton's athletics and activities director since 2010, will replace WIAA deputy director Wade Labecki, who is retiring.
The girls wrestling tournament is scheduled for two years at the La Crosse Center, beginning in January, 2022. The Board of Control also supported removing mask mandates for spectators at outdoor spring season state tournaments if social distancing can be attained.
Empey defended his 220-pound title at the WIAA Division 1 state tournament. Plus, Mount Horeb's Torin Hannah makes a college decision for basketball.
The WIAA altered tournament series plans and assignments in boys and girls basketball and wrestling last week during the winter sports season affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Verona had been scheduled to begin its girls basketball schedule Wednesday at Janesville Craig. The Wildcats' activities have been paused through Jan. 16 and their first game now will be Jan. 21 at Brookfield Central.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released new guidance that the quarantine period may be reduced to 10 days or seven days if conditions warrant, but WIAA is staying with 14 days.
The Vikings' Rose Ann Marshall becomes the first Stoughton female wrestler to sign on with a college program -- the new women's wrestling program at Friends University in Kansas.
Clayton Grow takes over the Warriors program after serving last season as a volunteer assistant
The undefeated Reetz won the WIAA Division 1 state title at 152 pounds and became the first wrestler from a Madison high school to claim a state championship in 27 years. Reetz plans to attend NCAA Division III wrestling powerhouse Augsburg.
Stoughton is seeded third for the team tournament, which begins Friday. Top-seeded Mukwonago and second-seeded Kaukauna are the favorites.
With his 14-8 decision over Arrowhead’s Noah Mulvaney on Saturday night at the Kohl Center, Kaden Reetz became Memorial’s first WIAA champion in 33 years, and the first winner from a Madison high school in 27 years.
Madison Memorial senior Kaden Reetz will try to become the first city of Madison wrestler to claim a title since Chad Powell of La Follette won at 112 pounds in 1993.
The senior, ranked second at 182 pounds, triumphs 7-0 over Chilton/Hilbert’s Kaiden Mikalowsky.
Rivera, a sophomore, seeks the 120-pound individual championship this season after winning the 106-pound title during an undefeated freshman year.
Stoughton collects its sixth consecutive conference crown behind five individual titlists.
Waunakee receives honorable-mention recognition in Division 1 in the WiWrestling.com poll, while Portage and Lodi earn honorable mention in Division 2.
Lodi stands ninth in Division 2 in the WiWrestling.com poll.
Stoughton and Waunakee lead area teams in Division 1 in the state wrestling rankings, while Lodi is ninth in Division 2.
As numbers increase in girls wrestling, coaches and administrators in the state would like to see girls receive further opportunities in the sport.
Four Vikings win individual titles, but Stoughton is edged out by Fennimore atop the team standings
Brett Fitz is leading as the boys swimming coach and Salvatore Schiro is the new wrestling coach at La Follette.