When Cambridge senior wrestler Aevri Ciha, one of dozens of girls competing at Saturday's Badger State Invitational, learned WIAA added a girls state wrestling championship, she broke down in tears.
The WIAA is scheduled to hold a girls state individual wrestling tournament for the first time in the 2021-22 season, Jan. 29 in La Crosse.
A Racine County judge ruled last week that courts shouldn’t overturn in high school sports referees' judgement calls. As a result, a Waterford High School wrestler is no longer considered a 2019 state champion.
The girls wrestling tournament is scheduled for two years at the La Crosse Center, beginning in January, 2022. The Board of Control also supported removing mask mandates for spectators at outdoor spring season state tournaments if social distancing can be attained.
Empey defended his 220-pound title at the WIAA Division 1 state tournament. Plus, Mount Horeb's Torin Hannah makes a college decision for basketball.
The Galloping Ghosts, wrestling at home, take a 38-26 victory over the Vikings in the Division 1 championship match.
Baraboo's John Gunderson collects the area's other crown.
Poynette's Cash Stewart and Gunnar Hamre both earn third-place finishes in the Division 3 state tournament
Division 1 WIAA Individual Wrestling State Tournament championship matches at Kaukauna High School in Kaukauna, Wis., Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021.
Senior Brooks Empey and sophomore Griffin Empey continue their family's love affair with wrestling and Stoughton's tradition in the sport.
Area champs hoping to repeat are Nicolar Rivera and Brooks Empey of Stoughton in Division 1 and Cash Stewart of Poynette in D3
31 area qualifiers will compete in the Division 1 (at Kaukauna), 2 (at Adams-Friendship) and 3 (at Wausau East) tournaments on Saturday
Petitgoue and Brookfield East girls swimming and diving coach Michael Rose were named 2020 national coaches of the year by the National Federation of State High School Associations. McFarland's Brett Ogorzalek was honored as a section coach of the year for boys soccer.
The WIAA altered tournament series plans and assignments in boys and girls basketball and wrestling last week during the winter sports season affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
East, La Follette, Memorial and West have decided to skip the boys hockey, boys swimming and diving, and wrestling tourneys; decisions on other sports are to come.
Top-ranked Beaver Dam (12-1) gets 22 points from Paige Yagodinski in the 72-68 loss.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released new guidance that the quarantine period may be reduced to 10 days or seven days if conditions warrant, but WIAA is staying with 14 days.
All 10 Rock Valley member schools, just like the Big Eight and Badger Conference schools, are free to set up non-conference schedules
Prairie du Chien and Fennimore also will represent the region in the two-day tournament, starting Friday at the UW Field House
Stoughton, the two-time defending champion, is seeded third in the eight-team Division 1 field
Hartland Arrowhead's Keegan O'Toole is out to become the 18th wrestler in WIAA history to win four consecutive championships.
Rivera, a sophomore, seeks the 120-pound individual championship this season after winning the 106-pound title during an undefeated freshman year.
As numbers increase in girls wrestling, coaches and administrators in the state would like to see girls receive further opportunities in the sport.
Athletes, front office personnel, a coach and a mascot from 14 teams loaned their voices to the effort.
Stoughton freshman Nicolar Rivera was ready for his championship match Saturday.