From champions to qualifiers, there are many athletes to know about heading into the high school wrestling season. Here are 28.
Shane Haak has stepped down as the Warriors' wrestling coach.
Stoughton's Nicolar Rivera, Chance Suddeth, Trenton Dow and Griffin Empey were voted first-team all-conference in the Badger East.
Reedsburg's Treynor Curtin, Kade Perrish, Devin Judd and Jesus Gonzalez were named Badger West First-team All-conference in boys wrestling.
Kaukauna and Amery also collect championships.
In a rematch of the Div. 1 state title, it's the Ghosts who make it to the finish line first
Stoughton received the fourth seed entering Friday's WIAA Division 1 quarterfinals at the UW Field House.
The 220-pounder took fifth in Division 1, giving MGM reason to dream big things for the future of the co-op.
The sophomore rewrote the Golden Beavers record book en route to Saturday's silver medal in Division 1 at 195 pounds, but he's already gearing up for more success next season.
The fun-loving senior got the Kohl Center crowd to go wild by waving a Wisconsin T-shirt to announce his college choice after capturing his third state championship
A year after getting silver, he fights through sore knee to end Blue Devils' 13-year title drought, beats Portage's Lowell Arnold for 3rd time in as many weekends.
The 126-pound senior has nightmares of how his state appearance ended a year ago. He refuses to repeat that this year.
Waunakee's Kaden Hooker, Lodi's Chander Curtis, Verona's Jay Hanson and MG/McFarland's Guenther Switzer also will leave the Kohl Center with medals.
The 132-pound senior won both of his consolation matches Friday to earn a chance to wrestle for at least third place or fifth place.
Licht and Arnold have wrestled twice over the last two weeks, both times it was Licht coming out on top.
Area wrestlers competed on Day 2 of the WIAA wrestling championships on Friday.
Vils pinned Nitsch in 1 minute, 45 seconds to advance to face Franklin’s Steven Martinezdelacotera later Friday.
Hemauer advances to face Kaukauna’s Judah Hammen during the second round later Friday.
Becker defeated Cashton's Colin O`Neil 3-2 during the Div. 3 prelims of Thursday's WIAA individual state tournament.
Madison La Follette's Jackson Mankowski stays undefeated and a trio from Stoughton reach the semifinals.
The sophomore wins both of his Thursday matches.
Reedsburg's Devin Judd and Sauk Prairie's Nolan Vils remain alive on the consolation side of their respective brackets
Lodi, Pardeeville, Poynette and Mauston/Necedah also send athletes on to Friday's quarterfinals at the state tournament