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Head Coach Johnny Johnson Head Coach

In his 13 seasons as the head coach of the UW-Stevens Point wrestling program, Johnny Johnson has established a very successful coaching résumé. Johnson is in his 14th season as the Pointers’ head coach and 18th year overall in the UW-Stevens Point program in 201112. This will mark Johnson’s 26th year in the college coaching ranks. He has coached 46 wrestlers in the national meet and boasts a 57-20-1 WIAC dual meet record. Johnson earned his 100th career dual meet victory at UW-Stevens Point on Jan. 3, 2009. In 2011, Johnson passed Marty Loy as the UWSP winningest coach and is only the second head coach in UWSP history to tally more than 100 victories. UW-Stevens Point has finished in the top 11 in the national meet five of the last eight years. The Pointers have also finished in the top three in the WIAC every season during Johnson’s tenure, including an undefeated season in WIAC dual meets in 2003-04. Johnson’s 2011 team also posted an eighth place finish at the NWCA National duals. Johnson has also trained three national champions. Yan White was a three-time national finalist who won the national title in 2002. Cody Koenig and Brad Marten claimed national titles in 2003, when the Pointers achieved a school record thirdplace finish at the national meet. Johnson has coached several successful individuals during his term, including three-time All-American Ben Engelland 2009-11. Overall, Johnson has trained 23 All-Americans, including 20 in the last nine years. He has taken wrestlers to the national meet in every one of his 13 seasons. Johnson guided six wrestlers to the national meet in 2007 where the Pointers finished 10th. Additionally, Johnson has had 24 NWCA Scholar All-Americans, including Mike Hayes who was the 2006 WIAC Scholar Athlete of the year.

Johnson also worked closely with threetime Olympian and 1996 Silver Medalist Dennis Hall. Hall a current UW-Stevens Point assistant coach was joined in the corner by Johnson during the 2004 Olympic Trials and on the trip to Athens, Greece. Prior to becoming head coach, Johnson served as the Pointers’ top assistant and the state coach for the Wisconsin Wrestling Federation. Before coming to UW-Stevens Point, Johnson served as an assistant coach at the University of Minnesota for eight seasons. There he was instrumental in developing 18 All-Americans, 10 Big Ten champions, and a No. 1 dual team ranking in 1994. Johnson was a member of USA Wrestling’s National Coaching Pool and in 1996 served as the head coach of the Junior World Team, taking the team to compete in St. Petersburg, Russia. Johnson wrestled collegiately at the University of Oklahoma, where he was a two-time Division I All-American for the Sooners while compiling 112-22-2 record. After college, he gained considerable international experience as a member of three U.S. National teams and an alternate to the 1988 U.S. Olympic team. Having completed his bachelor’s degree in journalism at Oklahoma and his master’s in education at UW-Stevens Point, Johnson teaches Adventure Education in the School Physical Education & Athletic Training at UW-Stevens Point and coordinates Adventure Education minor, which he helped developed for the school of PEAT. A native of Midwest City, Okla., Johnny and his wife, Julie, have three children – son, Jesse, and daughters, Taylor and Gabrialla. They reside in Plover.

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The Johnson FILE YEAR DUAL CONFERENCE NCAA RECORD FINISH FINISH 1998-99 7-6 3rd 37th 1999-00 3-8 2nd 38th 2000-01 9-6 2nd 39th 2001-02 5-5 3rd 12th 2002-03 6-9 2nd 3rd 2003-04 9-4 2nd 9th 2004-05 14-7 2nd 10th 2005-06 11-8 2nd 11th 2006-07 12-8-1 2nd 20th 2007-08 15-6-1 2nd 10th 2008-09 16-4-1 2nd 17th 2009-10 10-12 3rd 28th 2010-11 10-9 2nd 21st TOTALS 127-92-3 (.578)

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Asst. Coach Jake Wozniak Wozniak is in his first season as the head assistant for the UWSP wrestling program in 2011-12. This is his third year as an assistant overall.

Wozniak was the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) champion at 165 pounds and was named the championship’s Most Outstanding Wrestler.

A four-year letterwinner for the Pointers, Wozniak turned in the most impressive season of his career in his final season at 165 pounds, boasting a 34-6 record on his way to qualifying for his second NCAA Championship.

For his career, Wozniak tallied 78 wins including 20-plus wins his last two seasons. The native of Stanley, Wis., was also a twotime state qualifier in high school, placing third at state his senior year. He posted a career mark of 118-19 at Stanley-Boyd.

Asst. Coach Yan White Yan White is in his eighth season on the coaching staff. White spent six seasons as the team’s head assistant and one year as a student assistant before moving into a part-time role.

years. White was a three-time WIAC champion and compiled a 103-15 career record for the best winning percentage in school history. He was the WIAC Outstanding Wrestler of the meet in 2001 and 2002.

An Antigo native, White was UW-Stevens White is one of two wrestlers in school history Point’s Male Athlete of the Year in an to compete in the national championship individual sport in 2001 and 2003. White lives match three straight years, winning the title in in Plover with his wife, Tori, and son Trig. 2001 and finishing runner-up the following two

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Asst. Coach Dennis Hall Dennis Hall, member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and three-time Olympian, returns to the UW-Stevens Point wrestling program for his second stint as assistant coach. Hall is one of the most decorated GrecoRoman wrestlers in U.S. history. In 1995, he became only the second U.S. Greco-Roman wrestler ever to win a World Championship, defeating four former World Champions to claim that title. Hall continued to wrestle to success at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta where he brought home the silver medal. During his competitive years Hall also claimed the World Team Trials Championship seven times (1990, 1993-95, 1997-99) and was a 10-time U.S. National Champion (19922001). Arguably the most recognizable wrestler in Wisconsin, Hall brings a wealth of coaching knowledge from every level of wrestling. He operates his club, World Gold Wrestling, out of the UWSP wrestling room and also provides

one-on-one training in his Stevens Point home to wrestlers of all levels—grade school, high school, college and Olympic. Wrestlers from all over the nation and even the world have travelled to Stevens Point to train with Dennis. Most recently he was asked to travel and coach with the world team in Bulgaria. Hall, who was the head assistant coach at UWSP from 2000-03 and helped the Pointers to a third-place finish at the 2003 NCAA Championships, served as head Greco-Roman coach at the U.S. Olympic Education Center in Michigan in 2009-10. Believing in the development of youth wrestling and dedicated to grow and advance the way wrestling is taught and perceived, Dennis Hall will continue to offer his World Gold Wrestling camps, clinics, clubs and private lessons to the athletes of Central Wisconsin. Hall and his wife Chrissy and have four children: Tyler, Brandon, Jake and Alyssa.

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Asst. Coach Joel Burdick Joel Burdick is in his fifth year as an assistant coach for the Pointers. This is his fourth season serving as the team’s recruiting coordinator. A three-time national qualifier, Burdick lends his experience to the middle weight classes. Burdick was an All-American in 2005 with a seventh-place finish at nationals while posting

a 31-10 overall record. He completed his four-year career with an 86-44 overall record. Burdick was the Outstanding Wrestler at the 2005 WIAC Championship after winning the 141 pound conference title. Burdick lives in Stevens Point with his wife, Nikki, and son, Zac.

Asst. Coach Chris Brown Chris Brown is in his fourth season as an assistant coach with the Pointers after finishing his career as a four-year letterwinner for the Pointers in 2008.

For his career, Brown finished with a record of 52-61 over four seasons, posting two 17-win season totals.

Brown tallied 17 victories his senior season and placed second at the WIAC Championship, earning second team all-conference honors.

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Asst. Coach Kris Magruder Kris Magruder is in his first season as an assistant coach with the Pointers. A four-time letterwinner with the Pointers, Magruder compiled a 63-55 career mark record with the Pointers, finishing as conference runner-up his senior season at 149 pounds and earned an at-large bid to

nationals. Magruder also finished in third place at the conference championship twice during his four-year career. A native of Racine, Wis., Magruder was a state qualifier as a high school senior and holds the Racine Case High School record for most wins in a season with 38.

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Joe Mileski #133 2010-11: Wrestled at 125 pounds … Finished the season with a 10-8 record … Recorded two pins against Northland Baptist and St. John’s (MN) … Placed second at the Concordia Open … Finished fourth at the WIAC Championship. 2009-10: Qualified for NCAA Tournament … Finished second at WIAC Championship … Earned Second Team All-WIAC honors … Finished season with 17-12 record, competing mostly at 125 pounds … Finished the season with five pins. 2008-09: Finished third at the WIAC Championship … Posted a 14-16 record at 125 pounds … Recorded pins against Cal State-Pueblo, University of Chicago and UW-Milwaukee Club.

WEIGHT: 133 Class: Senior Hometown: Gladstone, MI High School: Gladstone

HIGH SCHOOL: Played football, ran track and wrestled … 2008 Brute Adidas National Champion … Three-time Upper Peninsula state champ … Fifth at Michigan state tournament in 2008 … Four-time Great Northern Conference champion … Two-time team captain … Career record of 178-12 which stands as a school and Upper Peninsula record … Captain of football and track teams … High school coach Frank Bedient. PERSONAL: Majoring in business administration … Parents Kevin and Josephine.


Ryan Conat #174 2010-11: Wrestled at 174 pounds … Finished the season with a 22-14 record … Recorded five pins, including one in 18 seconds against UW-Oshkosh … Placed second at the Concordia Open … Finished third at the WIAC Championships. 2009-10: Finished with a 6-8 record … Took second place at Dan Gable Open … Recorded pins against wrestlers from UW-Platteville and Lakeland. HIGH SCHOOL: Ten-time letterwinner … Played football, baseball and wrestled … First team all-conference wrestler sophomore and senior seasons … First team all-conference in football … Second team all-conference baseball … Cornerback on state runner-up football team … Recorded 121 career victories … High school takedown and technical fall record holder..


PERSONAL: Majoring in wildlife ecology … Parents are Dennis and Margaret … Cousin Cole Konrad was a two-time national champion for the University of Minnesota … Youth wrestling and football coach.

Hometown: NEW LONDON, WI High School: NEw London

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Matt Cuadra #285 2010-11: Wrestled at 285 pounds … Finished the season with a 5-6 record … Recorded pins against wrestlers from Itasca Community College and UWPlatteville. 2009-10: Finished the season 1-5 … Recorded first collegiate win at Cliff Keen NWCA Duals. HIGH SCHOOL: Six-time letterwinner, three in wrestling, two in football and one in track … Had career record of 46-2 … Placed third at the WIAA Division I state tournament as a senior … Two-time state qualifier in wrestling … First team all-conference in wrestling and football as a senior … All-area in football senior year... Honorable mention football as a junior … High school coaches Ken Levien and UWSP alum Jared Esala.

WEIGHT: 285 Class: JUNIOR Hometown: Oshkosh, WI High School: WEST

PERSONAL: Majoring in education … Parents are Joe Cuadra and Kathy Kaltenbach … Also plays football for UWSP.


Kory Kleuskens #149 2010-11: Wrestled at 149 pounds … Finished with a 4-5 record … Recorded a pin in the season opener against Lakeland. 2009-2010: Finished season with 6-10 record at 149 pounds, competing mostly in opens … Took sixth place at Dan Gable Open. HIGH SCHOOL: Three-time letterwinner … Ran cross country and wrestled … First team all-conference junior and senior year … Finished in sixth place at WIAA state tournament in 2007 … Fourth place WIAA state tournament in 2009 … State champion in freestyle and Greco … Won three team conference championships … High school coach Mike Buechler. PERSONAL: Majoring in natural resources … Parents are Dave and Cindy Kleuskens.

WEIGHT: 149 Class: JUNIOR Hometown: Appleton, WI High School: Freedom


Jordan Kust #141 2010-11: Wrestled at 133 pounds … Finished with a 22-16 record … Recorded a pin against UW-Eau Claire … Had a third-place finish at the Concordia Open … Placed fourth at the Pointer Open and Blugold Invite … Finished fourth at the WIAC Championship. 2009-10: Finished 23-19 at 133 pounds … Placed fourth at WIAC Championship … Placed fourth at Pointer Open … Recorded four pins on the season. HIGH SCHOOL: Four-time letterwinner … Four-time first team all-conference … 134-17 career record … Honor roll … High school coach Adam Bieber. PERSONAL: Majoring in computer information systems … Parents are Terry and Theresa.

WEIGHT: 141 Class: JUNIOR Hometown: Clintonville, WI High School: Shawano

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Jordan Poirier #125 2010-11: Did not wrestle.

2009-10: Finished 8-15 at 125 pounds … Posted a sixth-place finish at Dan Gable Open. HIGH SCHOOL: Four-time letterwinner … WIAA Division III state champion at 112 pounds senior year … Fifth-place finish at state tournament as a sophomore … Recorded 130 career wins … Two-time conference champion … Three-time first team all-conference … Chippewa County Wrestler of the Year in 2009. PERSONAL: Majoring in business administration … Parents are Jim and Staci … Uncle Mark Poirier was a national runner-up for the Pointers and is in the UWSP Athletic Hall of Fame. WEIGHT: 125 Class: JUNIOR Hometown: Bloomer, WI High School: Bloomer

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Jordan Schulte #165 2010-11: National qualifier … Wrestled at 165 pounds … Finished the season with a 19-12 record … Recorded one pin against UW-La Crosse … Placed first at the Pointer Open and Concordia Open … Finished second at the WIAC Championship. 2009-10: National qualifier … Finished second at WIAC Championship … Finished season with 24-11 record at 165 pounds … Recorded a pin against wrestler from Chicago at Concordia Open. HIGH SCHOOL: Played football, baseball and wrestled … Four-time letterwinner … Three-time WIAA state qualifier … Two-time WIAA Division II state runner-up … Three-time first team all-conference performer … All-region senior year … Honor roll … High school coach Kyle Olund, a UWSP alumnus. PERSONAL: Majoring in health promotion … Parents are Terry and Cheryl.

WEIGHT: 165 Class: JUNIOR Hometown: Mosinee, WI High School: Mosinee

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Ben Strobel #157 2010-11: Named to the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Division III Scholar All-American Team … Wrestled at 149 pounds … Finished the season with a 19-14 record … Placed fourth at the Pointer Open and Blugold Invite … Recorded pins against Lakeland and UW-La Crosse. 2009-10: Finished 7-9 at 149 pounds and 1-1 at 157 pounds … Recorded pins at Pointer Open and Dan Gable Open … Took sixth at the Pointer Open ... Finished second at the WIAC Championship. HIGH SCHOOL: Four-time letterwinner … Fourth place WIAA state tournament as a junior … Finished third at state senior year … Second team all-conference … High school coach Dave McCarthy. PERSONAL: Majoring in biology … Parents are Jim and Darci … Volunteer youth wrestling coach.

WEIGHT: 157 Class: JUNIOR Hometown: Neenah, WI High School: Neenah


Shane Sweeney #141 2010-11: Wrestled at 141 pounds … Finished the season with a 16-21 record … Placed third at the Blugold Invite and fourth at the Pointer Open … Finished fifth at the WIAC Championship. 2009-10: Finished 15-15 at 141 pounds … Recorded pins against Chicago and UW-Whitewater … Took second at the Dan Gable Open. HIGH SCHOOL: Four-time letterwinner … Played golf and wrestled … 118-46 career record … WIAA state qualifier … National place winner … Conference, regional and sectional champion … Finished senior season with 40-5 record … First team all-conference as a senior … Two-time all-area and four-time all-city selection… First team all-conference in golf … Finished in top five at state in golf … High school coach Steve Evans. PERSONAL: Majoring in business administration … Parents are Dan and Dana.

WEIGHT: 141 Class: JUNIOR Hometown: MAdison, WI High School: Edgewood


Dustin WOzniak #197 2010-11: Wrestled at 197 pounds … Finished with a 2-0 record … Recorded a pin against Wilbur Wright College. 2009-10: Injured most of the season … Finished 0-2 at the Dan Gable Open. HIGH SCHOOL: Four-time letterwinner … 103 career wins … Placed fourth at WIAA state tournament … All-conference performer … All-county wrestler … High school coach Greg Burzynski. PERSONAL: Major is undecided … Parents are Thomas and Rebecca … Brothers Tyler and Jake Wozniak were WIAC champions for the Pointers.

WEIGHT: 197 Class: JUNIOR Hometown: Stanley, WI High School: Stanley-Boyd


Dylan Clucas #197 2010-11: Wrestled at 197 pounds … Finished the season with a 4-4 record. HIGH SCHOOL: Played football, wrestled and ran track … Five-time letterwinner … Finished with a record of 8-8 senior year … Football team made state semifinals … Recipient of high school’s Dirk Sorenson Wrestling Scholarship... High school coach was former U.S. Olympian and current UWSP assistant coach Dennis Hall. PERSONAL: Majoring in health promotion … Parents are Matt and Karen.

WEIGHT: 197 Class: Sophomore Hometown: Stevens Point, WI High School: SPASH

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Lance Fabry #125 2010-11: Wrestled at 125 pounds … Finished the season with a 4-7 record. HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered all four years in wrestling … Second team all-area senior year … First team all-conference senior year … Finished career with 124 wins … Holds school record for most takedowns in a season … High school coach Jody Van Laanen. PERSONAL: Majoring in physical education … Parents are Steve and Linda.

WEIGHT:125 Class: Sophomore Hometown: Ashwaubenon, WI High School: Ashwaubenon


Bill Langford #165 2010-11: Wrestled at 157 pounds … Finished the season with a 6-3 record … Recorded four pins, two in less than two minutes. HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered three times in wrestling … Also ran cross country … Qualified for state wrestling meet senior year … Compiled a 36-9 record senior season … Second team all-conference junior and senior years … Won team’s Most Pins Award... Two-time scholar-athlete … High school coach Matt Schmeckel. PERSONAL: Major is undecided … Parents are Dan and Peggy.

WEIGHT: 165 Class: Sophomore Hometown: Westosha, WI High School: Westosha

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Ben Thome #149 2010-11: Wrestled at 141 pounds … Finished with a 6-4 record … Recorded two pins against UW-La Crosse and Northland Baptist. HIGH SCHOOL: Took third place at state meet senior year … Lettered four times in wrestling … Team won conference title senior year … 2010 Packerland Conference Most Valuable Wrestler … First team all-conference all four years … Finished with career record of 135-30 … Team MVP three times and team captain twice … Also ran track and was part of school-record setting 4x800 relay track team … High school coaches Rory Cisar and Jeremy Wusterbarth. PERSONAL: Majoring in fisheries … Parents are Gary and Annette.

WEIGHT:149 Class: Sophomore Hometown: Oconto, WI High School: Oconto

Andy Borchardt #197 COLLEGE: Transfered from UW-Stout ... Did not wrestle. HIGH SCHOOL: Nine-time letterwinner in wrestling, football and baseball … Conference champion senior season … Placed third at state in Division III as a senior and fifth as a junior … Member of state championship team in 2009 … Three-time first team all-conference in football … Academic honors … High school coaches Jerry Sinz, Al Nowak and Jon Albe. PERSONAL: Elementary education major … Special education minor … Parents Doug and Sandy … Volunteer activities include youth flag football coach, church services, food, clothing and can drives and helping with wrestling high school program. WEIGHT: 197 Class: Freshman Hometown: Edgar, WI High School: Edgar

Nick Brandenburg #197

WEIGHT: 197 Class: Freshman Hometown: Mosinee, WI High School: Mosinee

Dan Diebitz #184 2011: Member of the UWSP track team, participating in the pole vault. HIGH SCHOOL: Wrestled and ran track … Two-time conference champion … Set a school record for wins as a senior going 40-5 … Placed third is state track meet in the pole vault … High school coach Jason Stomberg and Jeff Boader. PERSONAL: Paper science and engineering major … Parents Sara and Robert.

WEIGHT: 184 Class: Freshman Hometown: West Allis, WI High School: Central

Mack Glasby #141 HIGH SCHOOL: Four-time letterwinner … Three-time AAA Minnesota individual state qualifier and two-time sectional champion … Team captain and Most Valuable Wrestler in senior season … Academic allconference as a senior and all-conference as a sophomore … Two-time Warrior Athlete of the Week … Honor roll … High school coach Mike Boran. PERSONAL: Soil science major … Parents Marty and Teresa.

WEIGHT: 141 Class: Freshman Hometown: Brainard, MN High School: Brainard


Bryce Krejcarek #133 HIGH SCHOOL: Six-time letterwinner in wrestling and baseball … Twotime All-Manitowoc County First Team selection and two-time honorable mention honoree … Conference champion … Four-time sectional qualifier … Placed fifth at state as a senior … Two-time captain … Had a career 145-39 record, best in school history … Set a school record for freshman wins with 34 … High school coaches Mike Pratt and Zach Sand. PERSONAL: Soil science major … Parents Paul and Julie … Volunteered with FFA, FCCLA and FBLA.

WEIGHT: 133 Class: Freshman Hometown: Mishicot, WI High School: Mishicot

Nick Lecher #174 HIGH SCHOOL: Six-time letterwinner in wrestling and football … Two-time second team all-conference selection … Posted 98 career wins (10th in school history) and 170 takedowns (sixth in school history) … Recorded 31 career pins … Went 34-6 with 77 takedowns and 14 pins as a senior … High school coach Chris Gennrich. PERSONAL: Biology major … Chemistry minor … Parents Chris and Sandee.

WEIGHT: 174 Class: Freshman Hometown: Hortonville, WI High School: Hortonville

Ryan Osse #125 HIGH SCHOOL: Twelve-time letterwinner in wrestling, soccer, lacrosse and cross-country … Two-time first team all-conference selection and once a second team all-conference selection … Two-time state qualifier … Regional champion in 2011, placing at regionals in 2010 … Placed fourth at state as a senior … Member of the conference champion team in soccer and lacrosse as a senior … Placed at state in 2008-09 in soccer … High school coaches David Osse, Jay Hamilton, Chris Knott and Mr. Chamberlin. PERSONAL: Undecided major … Parents David and Katie … Volunteer activities include outdoor lab education. WEIGHT: 125 Class: Freshman Hometown: Wheat Ridge, CO High School: Wheat Ridge

2011-12 UWSP Wrestling Name Wgt. Yr. Andy Borchardt 197 Fr. Nick Brandenburg 197 Fr. Dylan Clucas 197 So. Ryan Conat 174 Jr. Matt Cuadra 285 Jr. Dan Diebitz 184 Fr. Lance Fabry 125 So. Mack Glasby 141 Fr. Kory Kleuskens 149 Jr. Bryce Krejcarek 133 Fr. Jordan Kust 141 Jr. Bill Langford 165 So. Nick Lecher 174 Fr. Joe Mileski 133 Sr. Ryan Osse 125 Fr. Jordan Poirier 125 Jr. Jordan Schulte 165 Jr. Ben Strobel 157 Jr. Shane Sweeney 141 Jr. Ben Thome 149 So. Dustin Wozniak 197 Jr. Head Coach: Johnny Johnson Head Assistant Coach: Jake Wozniak Assistant Coaches: Dennis Hall, Yan White, Joel Burdick, Chris Brown, Kris Magruder

Hometown/High School Edgar, WI/Edgar Mosinee, WI/Mosinee Stevens Point, WI New London, WI/New London Oshkosh, WI/West West Allis, WI/Central Ashwaubenon, WI Brainard, MN Appleton, WI/Freedom Mishicot, WI Clintonville, WI/Shawano Westosha, WI Hortonville, WI Gladstone, MI/Gladstone Wheat Ridge, CO Bloomer, WI/Bloomer Mosinee, WI/Mosinee Neenah, WI/Neenah Madison, WI/Edgewood Oconto, WI Stanley, WI/Stanley-Boyd

2011-12 UW-Stevens Point Wrestling Media Guide  

2011-12 UW-Stevens Point Wrestling Media Guide

2011-12 UW-Stevens Point Wrestling Media Guide  

2011-12 UW-Stevens Point Wrestling Media Guide