Wisconsin Little Ten Conference Preview 2015-2016

By TomM November 26, 2015 21:56

Wisconsin Little Ten Conference Preview 2015-2016

Wisconsin Little Ten Conference Preview 2015-2016
by Napoleon Dynamite (Wisconsin Wrestling Online Forum)

WLT returning State Qualifiers: 9
WLT returning State Placewinners: 6

Teams order rank by returning points:
Oconomowoc 143
Wisconsin Lutheran 125
Beaver Dam 112
West Bend West 107
Slinger 102
Hartford 84
West Bend East 33
Watertown 26

Oconomowoc: 10 returning, 5 Sectional qualifiers, 1 state qualifier, 1 State runner up.
Cooney returns a good amount of its team from last year and will be led by Samson and Laughlin. Samson will be hungry to get back to the final where he lost to Ingold
and was just named first team all state TE from the 9-0 reg season football team. Laughlin has looked very solid in the off season and should be a state caliber player
this year. Cooney has a rugged Regional/Sectional again this year.
40+ (wins); Samson, Laughlin,
30+ (wins); Hyland, Mueller

Wisconsin Lutheran: 8 returning, 7 Sectional qualifiers, 4 state qualifiers, 3 state place winners
Wisco has the most chalk talent returning and will rack up many pts in indiv tourneys. T. Roecker, Roberts and Reed all finished 3rd last year in D2 and there is every
reason to believe they can improve. Wirtz, Fitzgerlald, Nygaard and L. Roecker will all rack up wins as well. Wisco has a shot at team state again this year and
has the firepower to make noise in D2.
40+; T. Roecker, Roberts, Reed
30+; L. Roecker, Nygaard, Wirtz, Fitzgerald

Beaver Dam: 12 returning starters, 5 Sectional qualifiers, 1 state qualifier
Beaver Dam was very young last year and should continue to improve. De Los Angeles was active this summer placing in FS state and will look to be on the podium in
Feb. Prado and Wells will be guys to be on the lookout for as well. Incoming frosh Kolbe De Los Angeles could make an impact at 106. Houang improved as the year
went on and will knock off many this year.
40+; Devin De Los Angeles
30+; Prado, Wells

West Bend West: 10 returning, 5 Sectional qualifier, 1 state place winner, 1 State placewinner
West welcomes a new coach this year and will be led by wrestlers Anthony Schlass, Isaiah Muckerheide, Garret White, and Justin Lor. Oklahoma baseball recruit Schlass
finished 5th last year at state and will be a threat this year to move up higher. Lor injured himself at conference and missed out on the entire tournament series.
Muckerheide racked up over 35 wins last year and White had a great year, as well. Matt Elsinger and Joe Leonhardt both had nice seasons in the upper weights. Look for
West to be strong if they can fill their open spots.
40+; Schlass, White, Lor, Muckerheide
30+; Elsinger, Leonhardt

Slinger: 9 returning starters, 8 Sectional qualifier, 1 state qualifier
The Owls will be led by Adam Beine and Caleb Ziebell this season. Ziebell qualified for state as a frosh and looks to get on the podium as well after a successful
summer placing at Freestyle state and falling one match short of the podium at Preseason Nationals. Beine fell just short of state last year and also was active this
summer placing 8th at Preseason Nationals. The team lost one senior and has a strong incoming frosh class including Hudson Mountjoy and Cam Heesen, who had successful
youth careers.
40+; Caleb Ziebell, Adam Beine
30+; Jacob Budnik, Logan Stegemeyer

Hartford: 6 returning starters, 5 Sectional qualifier, 1 state runner up
Let’s all enjoy our last year watching Beau Breske. Congrats on the signing with Nebraska and we should all be proud how he has represented the WLT. Baizley will
look to make a jump this year along with Lawonn and Pulvermacher. We all know that coach Best always finds a lineup that can compete.
50+; Breske
30+; Baizley

West Bend East: 4 returning starters, 3 Sectional qualifier
East doesn’t have many returning starters and it is hard to replace Jordan Gundrum and Gavin Foerster. New coach Brent Henschel knows a thing or two about making the
podium in Madison and will bring his knowledge with the youth program to varsity. Gunnar Boettcher and Bryce Henschel will anchor the team as they look to use the
success of the youth program to springboard them forward this year. Look for frosh Cooper Schlosser to immediately be plugged in after a successful youth career.
25+; Boettcher, Henschel

Watertown: 8 returning starters, 1 Sectional qualifier
Watertown will vastly improve this year with over half their team returning. Nate Logan will be counted on to lead the youth movement towards improving their
conference record. Frosh Matt Brewster will be a player at the upper weights after his youth runner up finish last year.
25+; Logan, Brewster

It should be another fun year, and one of the last two for the WLT.

By TomM November 26, 2015 21:56
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