High School Update 1-5-2016
High School Update 1-5-2016
Oconomowoc wrestling has nice showing at Mid-States
Samson wins another crown
By Evan FrankJan. 3, 2016
Oconomowoc Focus | Lake Country Now
Oconomowoc wrestling coach Steve Olson liked what he saw at the Mid-States Wrestling Classic on Dec. 29 and Dec. 30. The Raccoons placed eighth at the 35-team event with 124.5 points. Stoughton, which is in the same regional as Oconomowoc, won the Classic with 234 points.
“I was pretty satisfied,” Olson said. “We had some place finishers and all the kids wrestled and scored us points. Not every one of them placed, but then again, you’re in a big tournament. I saw a lot of good things.” (Read more)
Jim Olson Red Zone Packed By LC Wrestling
Luxemburg-Casco Youth Wrestling packed the house last night at Jim Olson Ford for the weekly Packers talk show “The Red Zone.” A standing room only crowd nudged their way into the dealership to get a glimpse of our team of the week and two Green Bay Packers players. (Read more)
Tournament brings home champion | Posted: Tuesday, January 5, 2016
By Marianne Shira Sports Writer
The annual Northern Badger Tournament held yearly in River Falls is a great indicator of who is emerging as the wrestlers to beat from all over Wisconsin. Wrestlers have the opportunity to wrestle against opponents from all divisions and they gain insight on what they will need to do to be successful once February rolls around.
St. Croix Falls placed 14th overall in a field of 39 teams. In Division Two, they tied for fifth place in a group of 14 teams.
“We had a nice tournament as a team,” Coach Dan Clark said. “The kids are starting to improve and gain experience.”
Emerging from the tournament as a champion was sophomore Luke Clark wrestling in the 160 pound weight class. (Read more)
Wisconsin Lutheran’s Reed proves that he’s tops
Quinton Reed justified his lofty status this week.
The Wisconsin Lutheran senior, the No. 1 ranked heavyweight in Division 2 by Wisconsin Wrestling online, was one of a handful of area wrestlers to win titles at the Oshkosh on the Water Classic at UW-Oshkosh on Wednesday.
Reed defeated fourth-ranked Brady Koller, 2-1, in the final to improve to 23-1 and hand Koller his first loss. Reed scored two pins in the tournament.
The area’s other big winner of the day was Waterford’s Justin Ratkovec, the state’s new No. 1 at 126 who defeated No. 3 Jacob Barnett of Hortonville, 15-12.
Other area winners were: Cedarburg’s Colton Ryan (138), Wilmot’s Jake Morgan (145), Waterford’s Jared Krattiger (170), Hartford’s Beau Breske (182) and Kenosha Indian Trail’s Jacob Simar (220).
Mid-State’s Classic: Area winners included Kenosha Tremper’s Mason French at 103 pounds, Elkhorn’s Bryce Jacobson (160), Oconomowoc’s Brett Samson and Badger’s Cole Mikrut (285).
Bi-State Classic: Burlington’s Josh Bird improved to 17-0 after pinning Kalyn Jahn in 58 seconds in the 138-pound final. (Read more)
Study offers good news on concussions
Finally some good news.
That might have been the thoughts coming from football coaches around the state Friday. News was spreading about a recently released study that said the limitations placed on tackling in practice, which were implemented by the WIAA before the start of last season, are having a positive effect on limiting concussions. (Read more)
Photo Credit: Doreen Reinwand DKR Photography
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