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Nominations Information

2019-2020 WWCA Nominations

Below are the current list of nominations.  Nominations will be added as they are received.

District Coach of the Year Nominations

District 1 COY

Chris Hansen - Hudson

Hudson completed possibly their best year ever, surpassing every score and mark from a season ago.  With just three seniors, Hudson advanced to Team State, the only school to do that in the entire northern 1/2 of Wisconsin.  Hudson both began and finished the season with 39 athletes, including one female who finished a 4-year career on the team.  Coach Hansen continues to coach Freestyle with the WWF in the off-season, serves on the WIAA Coaches Advisory Committee and is on the WWCA board. 

Joe Raygor - St. Croix Falls

The Saint Croix Falls Wrestling program hasn’t skipped a beat with the transition of Joe taking over as the head coach of this well established team. Actually, he has stepped it up a notch with adding teams like Foley, Cambridge-Isanti and Stillwater MN, perennial Minnesota powerhouses, to the dual schedule. During the 2019/2020 season, SCF took second at Eau Claire North, just behind Ellsworth, with a state qualifier out of the line up. After that the boys turned it on, by winning at Northern Badger, Saint Croix Falls Invite, Ogilvie, MN, Conference (first year in the Heart of the North) and Regional Tournaments.

Joe did not just inherit this team. Joe has been an integral part of their success and has been dedicated to Wrestlers of all ages for the last 7 years. During this time he has been the Youth Head Coach, Assistant Varsity Coach, Co-head Coach and now Head Coach. Joe also teaches Greco and Freestyle wrestling. He has created excitement for the sport of Wrestling starting with our youngest wrestlers. The numbers in the youth program have jumped from about 30 kids before Joe to now, around 60. Joe is a third grade teacher and if you walk the hallways in the elementary school, you will see Saints wrestling shirts or sweatshirts everywhere.

During the State Tournament Series, SCF qualified 11 to Sectionals. Eight young men wrestled that day and five qualified to the State Tournament. At the State Tournament, four out of the five placed, with one at sixth place, one state runner-up, and two state champions. This was the first time since 1991 that SCF had three in the finals. What a year for his first year as Head Coach. He has demonstrated all aspects of an outstanding coach including being a recruiter, mentor, counselor and a friend.

District 2 COY

Kevin Casper - Coleman

For over 30 years, Kevin Casper has led one of the most successful wrestling programs in Wisconsin.  After losing 3 individual champions and 2 place winners the previous year, there were few who believed the Cougar wrestling team would have the success that they had this season. At the Individual State Tournament, Coleman qualified 10 wrestlers, which led all Divisions!  Five placed (6th, 5th, 3rd, 2nd, and a State Champion - his son). As a team, Coleman finished the season with an undefeated 16-0 dual meet record, and with a story book ending to the season, won the Division 3 Team Championship on criteria i (27 - 26). With the guidance of Coach Casper, and his coaching staff, the Coleman wrestling team improved immensely this season and more than anything, he was able to get his team to believe in themselves and their teammates.   

District 3 COY

Jason Lulloff - Holmen

This year, Jason won his 7th Conference Championship, 9th Regional Title, 6th Team Sectional Title, was a Division 1 Team State Qualifier, had 6 Individual State Qualifiers, and had 2 Individual State Place Winners. Jason led the Vikings to their 4th straight Team State Appearance, making this a school record. Holmen was one point away from being a Division 1 Team State Semifinalist. He serves as the tournament director of the Bi-State Classic, which hosted over 70 teams this year, making it one of the biggest high school wrestling tournaments in the nation. Jason continues to promote the sport of wrestling in a number of ways. Holmen again had one of the largest programs in the state, finishing the season with over 60 athletes, and for the second season in a row, having one of the largest women's wrestling teams in the state. He is our district rep and serves on the state of Wisconsin’s Women’s Wrestling Committee. He continues to move the sport of wrestling forward in so many different ways. Please consider Jason as Coach of the Year.

Pete Peterson - G-E-T/Melrose-Mindoro 

Pete has put together a top-level coaching staff, bringing in former college wrestlers to compliment his volunteers. With the help of this staff, Pete has cultivated in his wrestling room the mantra "It's not who you wrestle, it's how you wrestle." To this end his guys have competed in top-level tournaments like the Bi-State in La Crosse and the Clash in Rochester.  Furthermore, Pete's coaching style has allowed his coaches to cultivate relationships and bring them to the chairs during competition; Pete has no problem stepping back and letting his coaches coach. 

Other than putting together a highly competitive schedule, Pete promotes his program. He is in charge of guest services behind stage at the Ashley for the Arts and donates this time as a means to allow Ashley to donate to the wrestling program. He also helps take charge of rounding up the GET/MM wrestling community to take on over 100 jobs during this weekend. He encourages off-season wrestling as well by promoting a summer camp at G-E-T, orchestrating a freestyle and greco clinic, and sponsoring a summer wrestling pilgrimage to Luther College to compete in its Team Camp. 

The results of his coaching and administrative ability speak for themselves: In tournaments the team placed second in DII at the Bi-State, won the regional, won the sectional, advanced seven wrestlers to the Individual State Tournament and placed second. Quality dual meet wins came against ranked teams from Nebraska and Iowa, Holmen, Tomah, and Prairie du Chien in the State Dual Meet semifinal round. 

Pete has developed a culture in the co-op that has bridged the 30 miles between the two districts by focusing on developing good people in his wrestling room who are followed by a dedicated and conscientious fan base. To this end, he is one of the few coaches who has made it his business to have his wrestlers and fans pick their area in the bleachers at every away event. 

District 4 COY

Kyle Kleuskens - Neenah High School

For the past 5 years, Coach Kleuskens has worked tirelessly to rebuild a wrestling program at Neenah. After Hall of Fame Coach Dave McCarthy stepped down the program was in a state of disarray. Coach Kleuskens has made it his mission to turn the Neenah wrestling program into one of the best in the state. He has done this by unselfishly giving his time and talents from the first day he took over. He has built a youth program with over 200 kids. He has made sure that these kids are coached the right way and are enjoying themselves and the sport. He has rebuilt the middle school program, getting them a full-time practice area, and increasing the number of participants each year. The High school program has seen dramatic improvement. This year Neenah had its second individual state champion under Coach Kyle's leadership and the Team made its first appearance at Team state in 16 years. Although those accomplishments would be enough for most coaches, these are only a part of what Coach Kleuskens has achieved. This year the team had one of the highest GPA's of all teams at Neenah High School showing that Coach stresses academics as well as athletics. The team welcomed its first female wrestler, and Coach created a youth girls program to encourage more females to join the sport. One of the things that coach does that impresses me the most is that he invites everyone to join wrestling, at present the wrestling team is the most diverse team/club at Neenah High school. The team is over 30% minorities and has 2 members with autism. When Coach says that we are a family, he truly stands by the belief that all members are important.

It is a pleasure to be able to work with such an amazing person and I believe that Mr. Kyle Kleuskens deserves to be named District 4 Coach of the Year.

Jeff Matczak - Kaukauna

Jeff continues to be the driving force behind Kaukauna Wrestling.  His teams have been in the state semifinals or finals for eight consecutive years.  This year, Kaukauna tied Ellsworth and Wisconsin Rapids to have the most appearances (18) at the team state tournament.  No program has shown the same level of consistency over the past twenty years.  In short, Kaukauna Wrestling is what it is because of Jeff.  His countless efforts and complete commitment fuel the efforts and continue to make kids better people through the sport of wrestling.

Matt Verbeten - Wrightstown

Matt led Wrightstown to the WIAA DII State team title.  Wrightstown also had their first individual state champion in 8 years. The Tigers were ranked #1 as a team all season.  They compiled a dual record of 22-0.  During the course of the season, they defeated three teams that were ranked #2 in the state at the DII level when they dualed.  Matt also led the team to their first Northeast Conference title. Besides being an excellent coach, he has been instrumental in molding young men.  He strives for his team to be even better young men than they are wrestlers.

District 5 COY

Mike Rogge - Prairie du Chien

Prairie had a great year and made their first ever team state appearance. Mike was in his first year as head coach and this team never missed a beat. While the addition of Tyler Hannah helped, this team had a veteran group of leaders combined with a nice group of freshmen that have been in Prairie's program and developed under Mike’s leadership.

Mike has been an assistant in Prairie du Chien for the last 18 years. This was his 1st year as head coach. He inherited a talented team, but what he did with that team was amazing. His leadership skills and how he led the team throughout the year was excellent. Mike put together six assistant coaches that could be head coaches on any other team and everyone knew their role working together for the greater good of the team. Mike is a strong and caring coach in every aspect. Some teams fall apart towards the end of the long wrestling season, but his team became stronger towards the end. Mike also works as the fundraiser chairperson for the Prairie wrestling club raising thousands of dollars that the team needed to travel all over the state for tournaments. He also had the team give back to the community in more ways than one raising thousands of dollars for the Eagle Heart and Cancer telethon that the Eagles Club holds every year in Prairie du Chien. Mike also put together a fundraiser for a wrestler's father that is fighting cancer. One of our home wrestling meets was used as a Seimenko Strong night. The whole team and most people in the stands wore Seimenko Strong t-shirts. It was really nice seeing a wrestler from another team wearing the t-shirt before his state finals match. Mike has made the wrestling room safer for all wrestlers by installing a spring floor before the season. He was able to get the funds from the booster club and organized wrestlers and parents to help install the floor. 

Bob Empey/Dan Spilde - Stoughton

The 2019-20 season may go down as the best year of adjustments and coaching in the six year run the Vikings have had in reaching the state finals. Injuries, distractions and set backs hampered the team since the start of the season where many wrote off the Vikings to obtain their 3rd straight team state title or a chance at a 6th straight finals appearance. Knowing the potential of the team if they were able to get the right team on the mat, they sacrificed regular season events to align weights, get athletes healthy and instill a team first mindset.  This included athletes sacrificing individual accomplishments for the benefit of the team. In addition to extending the lead of individual state champions to 53, the work, adjustment and sacrifice created a convincing semi final win over #2 Kaukauna and a finals win that was 25 point swing from a mid season dual loss with #1 Mukwonago.

District 6 COY

Jade Gribble - Burlington High School

Jade has been consistently achieving success at a very high level. This year Jade’s Squad had a great finish winning the Southern Lakes Conference for the third year in a row with seven individual Conference Champions. They also had 6 wrestlers place at the WIAA State Individual Tournament, two of which were in the finals (one winning a Championship). Jade continues to get the best out of his kids and does it with integrity and class.

Ryan Gerber - Fort Atkinson

Coach Gerber is the definition of a TEAM First coach.  Fort Atkinson finished the season with 45 wrestlers, of which 40 of them are multi sport athletes.  Fort Atkinson finished the season 14-4 in duals, 2nd at Regionals and 5th in the very tough Badger Conference. Coach Gerber hosts 5 tournaments a season for his team and always strives to ensure every athlete gets at least 30 matches throughout the season. Coach Gerber became the 2nd winningest coach in program history and 3rd in number of state qualifiers when he qualified 2 athletes in 2020.  He also managed to accomplish all of this in a high school in which no other team even managed a .500 record. Finally, Coach Gerber is not only invested in the success of the Fort Atkinson High School Wrestling program, he is actively involved in creating an award-winning wrestling program for the community. Coach Gerber actively work with Fort Atkinson youth wrestling, middle school wrestling and serves on the WWCA board as the secretary. Ryan Gerber is an excellent leader, role model, coach, teacher and is well deserving of this award. 

Jon Wierzbicki - Mukwonago

Jon is in his 12th year as head coach, the 22nd overall at Mukwonago. His team of 53 wrestlers is 50-3 over the last two years, finishing each season as state runner-ups (with 7 Team State appearances in the last 10 years). They were the Classic 8 Conference Champions for the 10th consecutive year, had 5 State place-winners for the 2nd consecutive year with 8 individual qualifiers, and enjoyed a high level of success at the JV level where they finished 2nd at WWCA State in Wausau.

District 7 COY

Andy Mueller - Brookfield East

Craig Austin - Whitnall/Greendale 

Austin deserves this honor for several reasons. First, he has reached over 300 wins. This shows both his success this year with over 20 wins, as well as over his career. Secondly, Austin coached his team to a Woodland East Division Championship, a 3rd place finish at the Woodland Conference Tournament, and a Regional Championship. Third, Austin is an advocate for the sport, serving as a WWCA board member. He continuously works to develop the sport in the state and has been a strong advocate for the growth of girls wrestling in the state. Lastly, Austin develops coaches and not just wrestlers. As a former assistant of his, he continues to be a sounding board and offer advice when needed. 

District 8 COY

Tim Fader - UW-Eau Claire

WWCA Elected Positions

District 1 Representative

Chris Hansen - Hudson

District 2 Representative

Bob Garrou - Tomahawk

Bob has coached for 31 years, 17 seasons as a head coach. He would like to be part of a Solution when it comes to the overall numbers and the number of weight classes. He also understands women’s wrestling better than most other coaches in the state of Wisconsin since he has coached the most successful girl wrestler in the state's history.

Patrick Ratkovich - Wausau East

Pat Ratkovich started coaching wrestling in 1985 as an Assistant Coach at Escanaba High School. Over the next 34 years he coached Menominee, Peshtigo, and currently Wausau East High School (7 years). He has been a WWCA member for the past 24 years.  

Pat was appointed 18 months ago as the WWCA District-2 Rep.  During this period of time, he contacted members to find out their concerns, and he took these concerns to WWCA Board Meetings and advocated on their behalf (3 “Equal” Divisions, Number of Scrimmages, etc…).  

Pat has also been a strong promoter of WWCA membership.  When he started, there were 69 members. Pat contacted all schools in District 2 that have wrestling programs, but weren’t currently members of the WWCA.  He also talked with several youth clubs in the District-2 area.  There are currently over 91 members in our District.

Other Awards Nominations

Assistant Coach of the Year

Ken Giebel - North Fond du Lac/St. Mary Springs

Ken is an amazing partner in our wrestling program. He works tirelessly to promote and grow the sport of wrestling in our school. We are seeing record numbers in our high school and middle school, and Ken is the reason for that growth. He is constantly searching for new ways to attract kids. The success that our program has had (1st 2 conference championships in school history) is directly related to Ken's efforts in recruitment and retention. Our last 3 years we have finished 10-8 ('17-'18), 14-6 ('18-'19), and 18-7 ('19-'20) in dual meets. We continue to grow and improve because of his tireless efforts.

Mike Steffen - St. Croix Falls

Mike Steffen, a.k.a. Mikey, has played a pivotal role in St. Croix Falls wrestling program's success working with all kids/age groups. He has coached for over 20 years but specifically in SCF since 2004 as an assistant. In that time, he has coached in the corner for 8 individual state final appearances, several conference titles, and more recently two team state appearances. This season he was an assistant coach with the varsity as well as ran youth practices weekly to help the next generation for no fee. Mikey’s role as a mentor doesn’t end when kids graduate as he actively takes interest in kids past graduation. Mikey specializes in arm drags and teaching mat wrestling specifically his tight waist ride. He’s had past wrestlers attend many universities and have success at the next level. For example, Albie McKinney from Luck, WI, was a division 3 all American at La Crosse. She had a hard home life and often leaned on Mikey for a friend and a coach. 

Dale Spies - Riverdale

This was Dale’s 40th year of coaching wrestling and he has been involved in some capacity of wrestling his entire life.  Dale has spent almost his entire career coaching wrestling at Riverdale, serving as head high school, head middle school and youth coach.  For the past five years, Dale has been the varsity assistant coach. Besides coaching at the high school level Dale helps lead middle school practices before the high school season and runs youth practice once per week from January until March.  He has been instrumental in the rebuilding efforts of the program. The middle school program has increased from eight kids six years ago to over twenty the past three seasons. He is also the wrestling club’s vice president and is always willing to help lead many fundraisers throughout the season.

This season Dale helped lead a team with 16 team members, 8 of which were first or second year wrestlers to a 16-7 dual meet record.  The team won the regional for the second consecutive season, qualifying for team sectionals. Ten kids qualified for individual sectionals and six made the state tournament, tying the school record and the most in 24 years.  Out of those six, three placed at the state tournament. Dale is a quality person that quietly goes about his business of helping kids at all levels of the sport. He does things the right way and has dedicated his life to the sport of wrestling, and most importantly, Riverdale Wrestling.

Chris Rundquist - Neenah

Chris has been instrumental to our program pillars of focusing on academic, social, and athletic success.  During the 2019-2020 season 76% of our team reached a 3.0 or higher GPA and 50% of our team had a 3.5 or higher GPA.  Chris is dedicated to our student athletes and it a phenomenal role model and support system to our team both athletically and academically.  Chris's leadership ability to build relationships with our student athletes has allowed our team to bring in new wrestlers and to develop them over the years.  He is focused on every wrestler in our room. He has been a staple leader in our program and is a big reason why our team qualified for the WIAA Team State Tournament this year.

John Goral - Denmark

For the past seven years John has helped build our program into what it is today- a team that contends annually at a high level.  His impact can be seen during technique sessions, live wrestling, film study, and during program planning. This season, John was instrumental in researching opponents and creating match strategy to optimize the results of individual matches and team outcomes.  His hard work helped the team win its first regional championship since 2004 and his one-on-one coaching helped our heavyweight reach the top of the podium at the individual state tournament.  He also helped at the youth level by assisting with our K-1 wrestling program. For these reasons, I confidently recommend John Goral for Assistant Coach of the Year. John is a tremendous asset to our wrestling program, and I am fortunate to have him as an assistant coach.

Mark Strakbein - Waukesha West

Coach Strakbein entered the Wisconsin wrestling scene a year and a half ago and hasn't looked back since. He has come in and assisted in the development of the Waukesha West wrestling program and is driven to make large scale changes needed to develop the overall greatness of Wisconsin wrestling. 

Johnny Gomez - Whitewater 

Coach Gomez has been a part of the whippet program since 2007 when he volunteered as a middle school coach. Since 2008 he has been an important piece of the high school program as the head assistant. Although the Whitewater Wrestling Program is not in the team sections every year I believe Coach Gomez is very deserving of the Assistant Coach of the Year award. He is in coaching for the student-athletes at all levels and does a great job promoting the sport of wrestling in the Whitewater community in a positive way. He is extremely reliable and will do what is best for the program at all times 24/7 12 months of the year.

Coach Gomez goes above and beyond the duties as an assistant coach. He is always looking for ways to help each individual student-athlete improve by finding technique that fits their style of wrestling and will put them in the best spot to be successful. He also watches motivational videos to help inspire the student-athletes and help give them confidence throughout the season. As the head coach I have no worries if I have to have a meeting after school as I know that Coach Gomez will do an outstanding job running practice. Over the past year he has incorporated some drills that we have implemented that I believe are outstanding and will help our teams progress in years to come.

The impact of Coach Gomez was felt when he became a part of the Whitewater Middle School staff full time as a paraprofessional in the ESL department. He has been very influential in coordinating with the middle school coach, who is not in the building, in getting great numbers out for the middle school program. The middle school program has had consistent numbers in the low 30’s even at one point into the 50’s. Coach Gomez is great about taking the time to go to each grade level to give wrestling a shot.

For the 3rd straight year Coach Gomez has definitely gone above and beyond. Due to lack of parents wanting to coach the youth club Coach Gomez stepped up to help me run the youth club practices. He has been outstanding with the level 1 wrestlers. I am amazed at how well he relates to that age level getting them excited each day for practice. He has set a goal that the students will have fun at every youth practice and will learn at least one wrestling term to share with their parents. The long term goal is to have the young wrestlers have the same terminology when they get to high school wrestling creating a situation where it is an easy transition from youth to middle school to high school.

Please consider Voting for Johnny Gomez for Assistant Coach of the year. He is extremely deserving of this honor base on his all in for promoting High School Wrestling.

Tony Senner - Pewaukee

Tony Senner was essential this year in guiding an inexperienced lineup to dual meet and tournament conference titles and second-place finishes in the Regional and Sectional Tournaments behind Arrowhead. Senner is outstanding at communicating with teenagers, with addressing major moves and subtle movements, at wrestling with every weight class, at scouting and preparing for key events. Prior to the season, this was deemed to be the winter that Pewaukee would have its greatest struggles in 15 years. Over the last three years, the Pirates had graduated a handful of State Champs and State Medalists and was now left with just a single returning state qualifier. Our program was down to 20 wrestlers, all from Pewaukee, and we were facing conference opponents with up to 40. Yet, Senner worked tirelessly with our staff to prepare the team to be as competitive as possible when conference meets and the post season arrived. 

Jason Berna - Bay Port

Coach Berna has been the head assistant coach at Bay Port for the past 17 years. His commitment to our program is a major contributor to our success as a competitive team who has regularly been a top 10 division 1 program over the past 8 years. During this time, Jason plays a major role in our day to day planning as well as takes the lead on all our technology needs. Our kids earned 3 state medals this year, led by a 2 time state champion heavyweight who wrestled for the first time 3 weeks into his sophomore season. Although an outstanding athlete, this cannot happen without excellent assistants who work one on one with our kids and are lead by our head assistant, Jason Berna. Outside of practice, Jason partners with our wrestling club who contributes a ton of time to make sure we provide opportunities for our wrestlers as well as our participants in the Battle on the Bay, our JV/MS tournament, and our WWF Qualifier tournament. He is the first to show up for set-up and the last to leave upon clean-up. The most important role of a coach is his/her ability to work with an athlete to develop the overall student-athlete, the person. This is something Jason excels at and should be recognized for. It is common to find him working with students to improve grades, improve home life, and prepare them for life after high school.

Chuck Verbeten - Wrightstown 

He has been valuable at Wrightstown in so many ways. Running parts of practice, video, strategy, team culture. You will not find a more focused coach than Chuck. He has been key to so many wrestlers success all the way back to 1995-present. Chuck has been instrumental in our philosophy of "good wrestlers, even better people."

Abe Graziano - Fort Atkinson

Abe Graziano is the assistant every head coach would want. He is instrumental in every aspect of Fort Atkinson Wrestling. First of all, he is the current treasurer of our wrestling club in Fort Atkinson. This in itself requires him to go above and beyond his typical coaching duties. Next, he coordinates and runs all of our tournaments throughout the year. We run 2 JV weeknight events that require him to do administrative duties throughout the week, we run a scrimmage at the beginning of the season that he helps organize, he is the point person running Trackwrestling for our youth tournament, and runs the day operations for our TKO event. In addition, he's often called on for at other events we go to throughout the season for technical expertise. During the season, he plays a major role in running our practices and demonstrating our technique.

Beyond the coaching and administrative tasks that he performs, he's truly a mentor to the kids on our team. As a teacher at the high school, he's a daily part of their lives and they often see him as a big brother more than a coach. Those connections that he makes with the kids are vital to the culture that has been developed in our program. It's his classroom kids choose to spend time in during their enrichment and he's often the first person they contact during the day when things aren't going well or something happens. He's 'their guy' that they go to.

Randy Ferrell - Arrowhead

Randy was an integral part of Arrowhead's success this season. This year's team qualified for team state and made it to the semi finals in the team state tournament. On the individual level, Arrowhead qualified eight individuals with five of them making the finals, and three wrestlers becoming state champions. Randy also has been involved in helping to create youth opportunities for our area youth. Randy was instrumental in starting our first ever Warhawk Duals that we hosted this season.

Jared Bagniewski - Holmen

Jared is a staple in the Holmen wrestling program.  He will do whatever he can to elevate the Holmen wrestling program.  No job is too big or small and he genuinely cares about each kid’s development.  He is a chameleon during the whole process gravitating towards whatever task needs attention.  He transitions flawlessly as needed from technician, mentor, motivator, practice partner, problem solver, statistician, organizer, and most importantly advocate and supporter of the program.  He never has to be told what to do and acts on what he thinks the program needs.  His support is unparalleled and greatly appreciated by the Holmen Wrestling team.  His skill set and knowledge is that of a  strong head coach, but what separates him from most great head coaches is he also has the ability to be a great assistant coach.  Jared has never let the label restrict him from his impact on the Holmen Wrestling team.  He deserves this recognition and is a large part of Holmen’s recent success.

Wrestler of the Year

Marshall Kools - Neenah

Marshall Kools of Neenah completed an undefeated senior campaign with a 46-0 record.  Kools was a 2020 WIAA State Champion at 195 pounds in Division #1 and helped lead his team to the WIAA Team State Tournament for the first time in 16 years.  In route to his undefeated season Marshall won the Neenah Varsity Invite, Badger State Invite, Oshkosh on the Water, was 3-0 at the Warhawk Duals, Homestead Invite Champion, Fox Valley Association Champion and FVA Wrestler of the Year, WIAA Regional Champion, and WIAA Sectional Champion. Kools a 3X State Qualifier finished his High School Wrestling career with 148 career wins which is second in Neenah Program History.  Kools will be attending and wrestling at D1 Stanford University in the Fall of 2020.

Keegan O'Toole - Arrowhead

Keegan O’Toole has excelled both on and off the mat. He is a four time state champion and was ranked #1 in the nation this season. Keegan was unbeaten in his Junior and Senior seasons and finished his Senior season at 49-0. Keegan has been an outstanding leader on the Arrowhead Wrestling Team throughout his career, and his success goes beyond the sport of wrestling as he is an exceptional student as well. Keegan plans to continue his wrestling career at the University of Missouri.

Ben Durocher - Wrightstown

Ben is a 4 time state qualifier, 2 time runner-up, and a 2020 State Champion. He was 50-3 this year and 170-29 overall. Ben did not to lose to anyone from Wisconsin this year. However, the best part about Ben is his teamsmanship. He wrestled anywhere we needed him against the toughest competition and even moved up 2 weight classes for the Team State finals. Ben is committed to wrestle at UW- Parkside next year.