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The 2020 - 2021 Membership Registration has Begun!

For details regarding this year's registration process and participation in the 2020 virtual clinic, please go to the pulldown menu "Membership/Clinic" above or 
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The 2020 Face-to-Face WWCA Fall Clinic and

GMHOF banquet have been CANCELED.

Please read the letter from the WWCA Executive Board below.

June 30, 2020


WWCA members and supporters,

The Executive Board (Committee) of the Wisconsin Wrestling Coaches Association has made the difficult decision to cancel the WWCA Fall Clinic and George Martin Hall of Fame/WWCA Awards Banquet scheduled November 6-7, 2020 in Green Bay.  Due to uncertainties involving the COVID-19 pandemic, the Board spent hours deliberating, debating and researching health concerns and financial consequences of hosting versus cancelling the 2020 event.  

In lieu of a face-to-face event, the WWCA Executive Board is researching the implementation of a virtual event.  The National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) has chosen this path for their 2020 NWCA Convention with great enthusiasm.  It is the WWCA Executive Board’s intent to provide a similar opportunity.  The cost would be minimal to our membership and provide the same high-quality instruction and discussion sessions experienced at previous fall clinics.  We hope you will consider joining your colleagues during this time, should the opportunity unfold, and encourage you to continue your membership in the WWCA.

The WWCA Executive Board will convene virtually in July and consider next steps of the George Martin Hall of Fame.  Additionally, alternatives for the presentation of coaching awards will be studied as well as available options for conducting annual membership meetings.  Coaches are strongly encouraged to continue self-reporting their milestones in coaching.  Please visit the WWCA website for further information on self-reporting.

Wrestling has faced numerous challenges throughout history.  However, with integrity, courage and tenacity it has overcome obstacles and ultimately prevailed.  This challenge; along with those that we may still yet face, are no different.  We will work through this together and become better coaches, better wrestlers, better people and a better sport!

Yours in wrestling,

2020 Executive Board

Wisconsin Wrestling Coaches Association


Reminder: 2019-2020 Coaching Recognition and Awards

If you have reached a milestone of wins (200,300,400, 500, 600 and etc.), please self-report to Tim Potratz at  by October 1, 2020.  If you will accomplish years of service of 20, 30, 40 or 50 years in 2020-2021, please self-report to Tim Potratz at  by October 1, 2020.

You will find categories and information regarding the awards process under "Awards" at the top of the home page.

If your high school team won their Conference Championship please report the name of the high school and the head coach(es). 

2019-2020 WWCA Wrestling Coach of the Year!

Congratulations to Matt Verbeten, Wrightstown High School, for being selected as the 2019-2020 recipient of the Wisconsin Wrestling Coaches Association Wrestling Coach of the Year!

2019-2020 WWCA District Voting Results

Congratulations to the following individuals for being selected as the recipient for the 2019-2020 WWCA annual awards and elected positions.

District Coach of the Year 

District 1:  Chris Hansen, Hudson

District 2:  Kevin Casper, Coleman

District 3:  Pete Peterson, G-E-T/Melrose-Mindoro

District 4:  Matt Verbeten, Wrightstown

District 5:  Mike Rogge, Prairie du Chien

District 6:  Jon Wierzbicki, Mukwonago

District 7:  Andy Mueller, Brookfield East

District 8:  Kevin Koch, Concordia University

Elected Positions

District 1 Representative:  Chris Hanson, Hudson

District 2 Representative:  Pat Ratkovich, Wausau East

Assistant Coach of the Year

Chuck Verbeten, Wrightstown

Wrestler of the Year

Keagan O'Toole, Arrowhead

2019-2020 WI Academic All-State Honors

Wisconsin Wrestling Coaches Association | Wisconsin Wrestling Online 

Wisconsin Wrestling Academic All-State Honors will be given to wrestlers who meet the academic criteria listed below and qualified for WIAA 2019-2020 Individual Sectionals. Recognizing individuals in this manner will demonstrate excellence in both areas - on the mat, and in the classroom. Each wrestler’s cumulative GPA will be used when compiling the list of honorees to be recognized. Health conditions in our country have resulted in an amended process for 2019-2020. 

All Wisconsin High School Head Coaches will be emailed these guidelines and a link to nominate wrestlers. Please contact the head coach at your high school if you or your wrestler meets the criteria and should be nominated.

Application Deadline - April 28, 2020

1. All wrestlers who participated in the 2019-2020 WIAA Individual Sectional Meet are eligible. 
2. Wrestler’s cumulative GPA at the end of the most recent grading period of the current school year will be used. 
3. Recognition will be given to nominated wrestlers who have a GPA** of 3.5 or above, based on a 4.0 scale and qualified for the WIAA Individual Sectionals in the 2019-2020 School Year.

**Schools that use a weighted grading scale must convert their wrestler’s grades to an unweighted scale before submitting their grade point averages.

National Hall of Fame Offers "Lessons In Wrestling" Curriculum

National Hall of Fame Offers "Lessons In Wrestling" is a curriculum developed for 5th-Grade Students, but can be educational and fun for any age. This curriculum utilizes wrestling in arts, geography, health, language, arts, match, music, physical education, science, social studies and technology. If you are interested in receiving this curriculum, please click the link.

2020 Wisconsin Wrestling Challenge Series and Wisconsin High School Girls Championship

Click the link above for information, guidelines and instructions for the Wisconsin Wrestling Challenge Series and the Wisconsin High School Girls Championship.

Congratulations to the 2019 State Coaches and Wrestler Award Winners

State Coach of the Year: Justin Lancaster - Freedom
State Assistant Coach of the Year - Brad Baker - Freedom
Wrestler of the Year: Eric Barnett - Hortonville

View all 2019 voting results and nominees here.

Tim Potratz

Awards Chairman

2018-2019 Wisconsin Academic All-State Honors

2nd Annual Wisconsin Academic All-State Honors. Presented by the Wisconsin Wrestling Coaches Association and Wisconsin Wrestling Online/ 

Seniors / Juniors / Sophomores / Freshmen

Wisconsin Wrestling Challenge Series

Welcome to the Wisconsin Wrestling Challenge Series, the largest 'in season' wrestling tournament anywhere! Over 1,400 wrestlers from across Wisconsin competing at eight Region events to qualify for the Finals held in Wausau. 

Over 400 wrestlers compete at the finals including top Region finishers as well as the Wisconsin Challenge Series Girls Championships. Make sure your team enters the WWCS!

2018 Hall of Fame Inductees


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WWCA Fall Clinic, November 1-2, 2019

Friday & Saturday

6 - 7

WWCA Fall Clinic

George Martin
Hall of Fame Banquet

Hyatt Regency
KI Convention Center
Green Bay, Wisconsin

Hall of Fame/
WWCA Awards
November 6

Coaches have kept sports alive in 2020. Has your kid's coach helped them through this crisis?Nominate them   for a chance to win $2500!