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RWF Folkstyle Summer 2021 Grades 3-8

Register here for the RWF Summer Folkstyle Wrestling for wrestlers in Grades 3-8 for the 2021-2022 school year. Practices will be every Monday from 5:00-6:30 PM for 8 weeks starting Monday June 21st and going to Monday August 16th. There will be no practice on July 5th.

Future Wall of Champs Camp August 17th and 18th 2021 Grades K-8

Use this link to register for the Neenah Wrestling "Future Wall of Champs Camp" Tuesday August 17th and Wednesday August 18th 2021 at Neenah High School. Open to wrestlers in grades K-3 from 5:00-6:00 and 4-8 6:15-7:45. Cost is $40 and include Camp T-Shirt.

Become a Neenah Wrestling Business Sponsor

Neenah Wrestling is looking for new Business Sponsors for the 2021-2022 season.  For a minimum donation of $300 local businesses will receive.

Company Logo on Team Sports Engine Site under the Sponsorship Page. https://www.neenahwrestling.com/sponsors

Recognition on our Business Sponsorship Night on Thursday December 2nd 2021 vs Hortonville in the Ron Einerson Fieldhouse at Neenah High School.

Two "Believe In" T-Shirts

The deadline is Thursday November 11th 2021.

All Business logos  and links to websites will be featured on www.neenahwrestling.com under the sponsorship page for a year.

We are also looking for donations for raffle items for our inaugural 9 pin bowling tournament Saturday November 13th at Thunder Lanes Bowling in Neenah.  Please contact Craig Fochs craigf@crfochs.com if you have an item you or your business is willing to donate for the 9 pin bowling event. 


Neenah Wrestling 2021 Business and Individual Sponsorship T-Shirt

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Neenah Wrestling Awards Banquet Award Winners


Drake Hayward 2nd Place WIAA Individual State Tournament @ 145 Pounds


Bryce Fochs 3rd Place WIAA Individual State 285 Pounds

2021 WIAA Regional Champions

2021 WIAA Regional Champions

Hayward 2nd, Fochs 3rd @ WIAA Individual State Wrestling Tournament

The Neenah High School Wrestling Team had three qualifying wrestlers compete at the 2021 WIAA Individual State Tournament at Kaukauna High School. Drake Hayward completed a very successful High School Wrestling career at Neenah High School that wrapped up in the D1 145 pound State Championship Match at 145 pounds. Hayward won his first match in the state quarterfinals over CJ Grisar 12-5 advancing to the State Semifinals where he won an epic match 10-9 over Jacob Ward of Bay Port. Hayward was trailing the entire match and scored with 1 second left on the clock to get his hand raised to move to the state finals. In the State Championship Match Hayward was defeated by Connor Thorpe of Brookfield East who was a 4X State Placewinner in his impressive career. Congratulations to Drake Hayward on his very successful and memorable High School Wrestling Career at Neenah High School which included 4 appearances at the WIAA State Tournament. Bryce Fochs ended a very successful junior year with a 3rd place finish at 285 pounds after falling short of qualifying one year ago as a sophomore at 285. Bryce won his first match of the State Tournament in the Quarterfinals Kristian Schlicht 7-0 before losing in the State Semifinals to the eventual State Champion Ben Kawczynski by Fall. Bryce responded in the consolation semifinals with a 4-0 decision over Ethan Hansen of Appleton North and ended his season with a win in the state 3rd place match 7-3 over Girard Jones of Menominee. Bryce was the first heavyweight to place at the WIAA State Tournament since 1978. Great Season Bryce! Neenah's Caleb Letson, a 2X State Qualifier, did not place at the 2021 WIAA Individual State Tournament. Letson ran into the 2X State Champion and 4X Placewinner Brooks Empey of Stoughton in the first round. One the backside Caleb had another force to recon with in 2X 4th place finisher Orien Boe of DC Everest. The good thing for Caleb is that all of the other opponents in his state bracket this year graduate and he will be a contender moving forward into next season. Congratulations to Caleb on another great season.

  • Drake Hayward
  • D1 145 Pound 2nd Place Finisher
  • Drake Hayward D1 145 Pound 2nd Place Finisher
  • Bryce Fochs
  • Bryce Fochs D1 285 Pound 3rd Place Finisher
  • Bryce Fochs D1 285 Pound 3rd Place Finisher
  • Caleb Letson D1 220 Pounds DNP

Neenah Wrestling Program Mission

The Neenah Wrestling Program is focused on building successful personal characteristics in our student athletes which eventually leads to our longterm program goal building Championship People.  Neenah Wrestling aims to  instill characteristics developed from wrestling that our student athletes can bring into the real world and have the ability to take confident risks to achieve their individual goals and missions in adulthood. 

Our #1 Program Goal is to develop Championship People followed with Goal #2 of Championship Results.  Our Culture of Neenah Wrestling is more important than the wins and losses.

We strive to develop the "WHOLE PERSON" student and athlete.

We offer the following wrestling programs.

"Intro to Youth Wrestling" 4K-3rd Fall (Sep/Oct) 5 Weeks

"Intro to Youth Wrestling" 4K-3rd Spring (Feb/Mar) 5 Weeks

Neenah Girls Wrestling 2nd-8th  Winter (Jan/Feb) 5 Weeks

Neenah Youth Wrestling 3rd-5th Winter (Jan/Mar) 11 Weeks

Neenah Middle School Wrestling 6-8 Winter (Dec/Mar) 15 Weeks

Neenah High School Wrestling 9-12 Winter (Nov/Mar) 16 Weeks

Rocket Wrestling Factory Freestyle/Greco Spring (Apr/May) 

Rocket Wrestling Factory Folkstyle Summer (June/July)

Twin City Wrestling Club Summer (June/July)

Neenah Wrestling Updated News

Neenah Wrestling Future Wall of Champs Camp

By Coach Kleuskens 07/05/2021, 9:15pm CDT

Dear Neenah Wrestling Community,

On August 17th and August 18th we will be hosting the "Future Wall of Champs Camp" which will be run by former Neenah High School State place-winners (to be announced on our Youth/Middle School facebook page weekly as we get closer to camp).

Wisconsin Wrestling Coaches Association Hall of Fame Coach Dave McCarthy who was the leader of the Neenah Wrestling program from the late 1980's until 2012 will also be attending this camp. Coach McCarthy led the Rockets to the WIAA Team State Tournament in 2004 and the FVA Conference Championship in 1996-1996 and 2003-2004. 

Camp will be run at Neenah High School in the wrestling room (1275 Tullar Road Neenah WI).

We will have two sessions on Tuesday August 17th and Wednesday August 18th

  • Session #1: 5:00-6:00; Wrestlers in Grades K-3
  • Session #2: 6:15-7:45; Wrestlers in Grades 4-8

 

***Note: (those in RWF 3-8 this summer should enroll in this session)

 

Cost: $40 include Future Wall of Champs Camp T-Shirt

Please register online (VIA Link Below) no later than Wednesday July 21st to receive your Future Wall of Champs Camp T-Shirt. Our camp clinicians will be available after each session to sign autographs for the wrestlers. 

Future Wall of Champs Camp Registration Form (Click this Link)

Make sure to follow Neenah Youth/Middle School Wrestling on Facebook for continuous updates on our wrestlers and take time to check out our official team website www.neenahwrestling.com.

Thank you and we hope to see your wrestler at our "Future Wall of Champs Camp" in August.

-Neenah Wrestling Coaching Staff

AWA Houdini Camp @ Neenah August 17th and 18th CANCELLED

By Coach Kleuskens 06/24/2021, 9:00pm CDT

Dear Neenah Wrestling Community,

The AWA Houdini Camp with Josh Wagner set for Tuesday August 17th and Wednesday August 18th has been cancelled due to low registration numbers.  

It is my hope that we can reschedule this camp for later in the Fall (early November) after our Fall Sports season wrap up and we prepare our team for the upcoming 21-22 wrestling season.  

All of those who registered will be refunded for camp.

Sincerely,

Coach Kleuskens

RWF Summer Folkstyle Grades 3-8

By Coach Kleuskens 05/15/2021, 10:30pm CDT

We are excited to release another Summer Wrestling Opportunity to members of the Neenah Youth and Middle School Wrestling Programs. This summer Coach Kleuskens (High School), Mueller (Middle School), and Rassmussen (Youth Head) along with our assistants on staff will be running Rocket Wrestling Factory (RWF) training on Monday nights (8 Total Practices).

Training will take place in the Neenah High School Wrestling room from 5:00-6:30 PM starting Monday June 21st and going through Monday August 16th. There will be no practice on Monday July 5th.

Here are the 8 practice dates.

June 21st and 28th

July 12th, 19th, 26th

August 2nd, 9th, 16th

There is NO FEE to attend however we are requesting our families complete the RWF 3-8 Summer Folkstyle Registration at the link below.

https://neenahwrestling.sportngin.com/regi.../form/918581608

USA Wrestling Competitor/Coach Membership Now Open

By Coach Kleuskens 08/19/2020, 6:15pm CDT

The 2020-2021 USA Wrestling Membership is NOW OPEN.

To purchase your USA Wrestling Competitor or Coaches Card please visit www.usawmembership.com 

Once on the site you will login or create a login if you are a new customer.  

The USA Wrestling Card is MANDATORY for all USA Wrestling affiliated events such as all Wisconsin Wrestling Federation events (WWF Youth Regionals, WWF Youth State, WWF Freestyle State, WWF Greco State, Northern Plains, Fargo etc).  It is also required by many local wrestling clubs and camps that are USA Wrestling affiliated.  

Note the Neenah Wrestling Club once again this year purchased the High School Team membership for $400 which means all of our High School Wrestlers cards are paid for.  All 20-21 Seniors need to complete their safe sport training online before their cards are added and available.

Neenah Wrestling Core Values

Neenah Wrestling focused on the character development of young men and women.  We are proud to educate and instill important lifelong experiences that will be beneficial in the many years to come. Our "TEAM CORE" Values are guiding principals to help us reach our program academic, social, and athletic goals.

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WIAA Team State Poster 2019-2020


WIAA Team State Wrestling

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Drake Hayward Mankato State University Monday May 3rd 6:30 PM Room #128 @ NHS

Kyle Kleuskens

Kyle Kleuskens

Head VarsityWrestling Coach

Phone: 920-740-4604

Mark Cowling

Mark Cowling

Assistant Varsity Wrestling Coach

Phone: 920-850-2912

Chris  Rundquist

Chris Rundquist

Head JV Wrestling Coach

Phone: 920-422-4026

Josh  Mueller

Josh Mueller

Head Middle School Coach

Phone: 920-420-4509

Eric  Rassmussen

Eric Rassmussen

Head Youth Coach

Phone: 920-850-8718

Chris Abel

Head Intro to Youth Wrestling Coach

Neenah Wrestling Coaching Staff

High School (9-12) Middle School (6-8) Youth (3-5) Intro (4K-3rd)
Kyle Kleuskens Head Varsity Josh Mueller-Head Coach Eric Rasmussen Head Coach Chris Abel Head Intro Coach
Mark Cowling Varsity Assistant Nate Novak Assistant Coach Chris Abel Assistant Corey Knudsen Assistant Intro
Chris Rundquist Head JV Curt Sheppard Assistant Coach Cody Peabody Assistant Dan Thomson Assistant Intro
Mason Bohm Volunteer Scott Eckstein Assistant Coach Dan Thomson Assistant Rocco Marchionda Assistant Intro
Corey Knudsen Volunteer Assistant Coach Jason Kurszewski Assistant Jeff Birschback Assistant Intro Coach
Cory Zuberber Volunteer Nathan Ennis Assistant Larry Marsh Assistant Intro
Brian Piechocki Volunteer Adam Kittilson Assistant Kyle Kleuskens Assistant Intro
Jason Kurszewski Volunteer Assistant Coach Jason Barber Assistant Eric Rasmussen Assistant Intro
Josh Mueller Assistant Intro
Ben McDonald Assistant Intro
Jason Kurszewski Assistant Intro
Scott Farrell Assistant Intro

Beau Yineman State Champion 2018 WIAA State Tournament 195 Pounds


Drake Hayward 2nd Place WIAA Individual State Tournament @ 145 Pounds


Marshall Kools 3rd Place 2019 WIAA State Tournament 195 Pounds


Drake Hayward 5th Place 2020 WIAA Individual State Tournament @ 145


Marshall Kools 1st Place 2020 WIAA Individual State Tournament @ 195


Bryce Fochs 3rd Place WIAA Individual State 285 Pounds


Beau Yineman 4th Place 2017 WIAA State Tournament 182 Pounds


Isaiah McCormick 6th Place 2019 WIAA State Tournament 170 Pounds

Our HS Wrestling Facility

Here are some photos of the Neenah High School Wrestling Room. Established in the summer/fall of 2016 the Neenah High School and Youth Wrestling programs call this facility home along with our offseason RWF training and the Twin City Wrestling Club. The facility includes two mats that are a total of 80 feet long by 44 feet wide.

  • "Wall of Champions" WIAA State Placewinners
  • Record Boards for JV State Placewinners, Team Accomplishments, Conference Champions, State Qualifiers, State Placewinners, Freestyle/Greco State Placewinners, Fargo All-Americans.
  • Record Boards for JV State Placewinners, Team Accomplishments, Conference Champions, State Qualifiers, State Placewinners, Freestyle/Greco State Placewinners, Fargo All-Americans.
  • Team History (55 Years) and our 10 Core Values
  • Wrestlers on the "HALL of FAME" must meet two of three criteria below. #1: Team Captain #2: All-State Scholar Athlete #3: State Qualifier
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