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Fred Lehrke

Coach Fred Lehrke

Fred Lehrke began his coaching at Oregon High School in 1963 and in 3 years turned out a Conference Championship team and a 24-9 win/loss record. After 3 years at Oregon, Lehrke moved on to Kettle Moraine and in 2 years produced another Conference Championship squad.

In 1970 Fred left Kettle Moraine with a 42-18-1 record to accept the coaching position at Monroe High School. In just 3 years he produced a State Championship team, as well as won the Badger Conference State Championship (and a 27-8 record) to move on to D.C. Everest High School at Schofield.

In 1978 Lehrke's D.C. Everest Team won the State Championship -- the first time in the history of Wisconsin wrestling that a wrestling coach had State Championship teams at two different high schools. In 7 years at D.C. Everest, Fred's record was 60-24, giving him a life-long record of 153-59-1 going into the 1980-81 season.

Lehrke was a member of the United States Wrestling Federation-Wisconsin Chapter. He has served as Vice President and President of the Federation and was a coach of the U.S.W.F. - Wisconsin JunioR National Team one year. Fred also has been very active conducting summer freestyle wrestling tournaments.