2019-2020 Neenah HS Wrestling Team Banquet Photo
2020 WIAA Team State Qualifiers
2020 WIAA Individual State Qualifiers
WIAA Team State Qualifiers
Neenah Wrestling 2020 WIAA Regional Champions
Assistant Varsity Wrestling Coach
Head JV Wrestling Coach
WIAA Team State Qualifiers 2020
|Kyle Kleuskens Head Varsity Coach|
|Mark Cowling Varsity Assistant Coach|
|Chris Rundquist Head JV Coach|
|Mason Bohm Volunteer Assistant Coach|
|Corey Knudsen Volunteer Assistant Coach|
|Brian Piechocki Volunteer Assistant Coach|
|Kevin Beauchamp Volunteer Assistant Coach|
|Cory Zuberber Volunteer Assistant Coach|
|Jason Kurszewski Volunteer Assistant Coach|
|Ryan Robillard Volunteer Assistant Coach|
The Neenah Wrestling program had outstanding representation at the USA Wrestling Brian Keck Pre-Season Nationals in Des Moines Iowa October 30th-November 1st. The Neenah High School program was represented by Aidan Carey, Jayden Sheppard, Charlie Alft, Bryce Fochs, Bryce Crook, Drake Hayward, and Evan Piechocki. Hayward and Fochs both came home with All-American Honors. Hayward placed 8th at 152 pounds in the 11th and 12th Grade Division and Fochs placed 8th at 285 pounds in the 11th and 12th grade division. Sheppard went 2-2 in the event while Carey, Crook, and Piechocki each went 1-2. Jacob Herm represented our Middle School Program. Herm came home 3rd in the country in the 7th and 8th grade division at 97 pounds. Herm battled back after a one point loss in the quarterfinals by winning four straight matches back to 3rd. Broden Butzke went 0-2 in the 3rd and 4th grade division and Logan Goodreau was 3-2 in the 1st and 2nd Grade Division.
Neenah's Drake Hayward will be continuing his academic and athletic experience at Augsburg University in Minnesota.
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.
Dear Neenah Wrestling Community,
Our 2020-2021 Business Sponsorship opportunity is now OPEN. Please see the attached Business Sponsorship form for more detailed information on how this fundraiser works. All forms need to be turned into me with the donation fee's prior to Thursday November 12th 2020.
NOTE COVID-19: Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic we will be renewing all 2019-2020 (Last Year) Business Sponsors for an additional year without expecting a donation. This is a way to support you during the difficult economic circumstances. If you/your business would still like to contribute any amount to the Neenah Wrestling Club you are still welcome to do so this year.
Last years business sponsors years of logos, links to websites, and years of contributions can be found here. https://www.neenahwrestling.com/sponsors.
Please check out the link and considering supporting our Business Sponsors who offer a wide variety of services to our local community.
BUSINESS REWARD SYSTEM:
Any new business who donates $300 (or more) to the Neenah Wrestling Club will receive the following.
SPECIAL CONSIDERATION: Business can donate items valued over $300 that could be useful to our program and still be eligible. For example Hoffman Strobel Builders donated all of the plywood for the High School Wrestling false floor which locks them in as a business sponsor for the next ten years based on the value of that donation. Neenah Paper does all of our printing throughout the season and is another example of a business who provides services that directly makes a positive impact our wrestling program.
Please Note: The business and individual sponsorships (to be released separately) are different fundraisers. Please contact Coach Kleuskens if you have questions. For example a wrestler cannot count a $300 business sponsorship towards the contender/championship bundles as those are collections from the individual sponsorship.
All forms and payments can be turned into me either via mail (see form) or in person prior to Thursday November 12th 2020.
Thanks for your continued support and dedication. This is going to be a very challenging year for us in terms of fundraising and your support in helping us continue to grow and establish Neenah Wrestling would be greatly appreciated.
Please contact me with any questions regarding our 20-21 Business Sponsorship Fundraiser.
Head Wrestling Coach
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WIAA Team State Qualifiers
The Neenah High School Wrestling Team won the WIAA Team Sectional Dual Tuesday February 18th 2020 at Hartford Union High School vs West Bend East 36-25. Neenah was down early in the dual 9-0 but Davin Munoz @ 182 turned the tides with a critical 5-3 decision in the closing seconds at 182 pounds. The rockets quickly added 24 team points with three consecutive pins by Marshall Kools (195), Bryce Fochs (220), and Caleb Letson (285). William Rambert picked-up a forfiet at 106 pounds to make it 27-9 Neenah. The WBE Suns closed the gap to make it 27-13 when freshman Jayden Sheppard stepped on the mat. Sheppard stepped up in the 3rd period down 2-0 to pick up two three point nearfall turns to win 6-2 and extend the Neenah lead to 30-13. Charlie Alft at 126 sealed the Team State Clinching dual with a 7-5 win to make it 33-13. Drake Hayward at 145 pounds capped off the night with a 5-4 decision to make the final score 36-25. The top four place winners from the WIAA Regional Championship day all moved on to the WIAA Individual Sectional Tournament on Saturday February 22nd at Oshkosh North High School. The top two of eight wrestlers in the brackets will advance to the WIAA Individual State Tournament in Madison Thursday February 27th-Saturday February 29th. Please come out to cheer on Tyler Beauchamp (106), Evan Piechocki (113), Jayden Sheppard (120), Ramon Manka-Wigfall (132), Drake Hayward (145), Austin Lewis (152), Bryce Crook (170), Davin Munoz (182), Marshall Kools (195), Caleb Letson (220), and Bryce Fochs (285).
Neenah Wrestling 2020 WIAA Regional Champions
The Neenah High School Wrestling Team won the WIAA Regional on Saturday February 15th 2020 in dramatic fashion at Slinger High School. The Rockets knocked off #9 Ranked and 3X Returning Team State Qualifiers in Slinger in the final round of wrestling. The Rockets crowned 5 regional champions in Drake Hayward (145), Bryce Crook (170), Marshall Kools (195), Caleb Letson (220), and Bryce Fochs (285). Hayward was the 3rd seed, Crook the 6th seed, and Letson the 4th seed to begin the tournament. Jayden Sheppard lost in the finals to the #1 ranked wrestler at 120 in Wisconsin to place 2nd. Tyler Beauchamp (106), Evan Piechocki (113), Austin Lewis (152), and Davin Munoz placed 3rd and Ramon Manka-Wigfall was 4th at 132. The team competes on Tuesday February 18th at Hartford Union vs regional champion West Bend East for a birth to the WIAA Team State Tournament on the line. The WIAA Team State Tournament is held at the UW Madison Fieldhouse March 6th and 7th. The top four place winners all moved on to the WIAA Individual Sectional Tournament on Saturday February 22nd at Oshkosh North High School. The top two of eight wrestlers in the brackets will advance to the WIAA Individual State Tournament in Madison Thursday February 27th-Saturday February 29th.
Neenah Senior and member of the class of 2020 Marshall Kools has committed to Stanford University. Kools intends to wrestle for the Cardinals at 197 pounds. Congratulations to Marshall on this amazing academic and athletic achievement. Stay tuned for an official Marshall Kools signing day in the near future held at Neenah High School.
Marshall Kolls 1st Place WIAA Individual State Tournament @ 195
Neenah High School Senior Marshall Kools made his 3rd trip to the Kohl Center one for the ages. Kools brought home the WIAA Individual State Championship at 195 pounds in Division #1. Kools was 4-0 in the tournament winning three of his four matches by fall. Kools started off with a 9-3 decision over Stoughton's #4 Rudy Detweiler. Kools then took out #2 ranked Drake Schrams of Holmen in the state quarterfinals winning by fall in the first period. On Friday Night Marshall won via fall in the 3rd period in a hard fought 6-6 match at the time vs Mukwanago standout Ryan Krimpelbine. Kools then took care of business in the WIAA State Finals vs Zach Wallace of Burlington winning by fall in the 2nd period. Kools a 3X WIAA State Qualifier is Neenah's 9th Individual State Champion All Time with an undefeated record of 45-0. Kools also moved into 2nd place all time on the Neenah High School career wins list with 147 wins only behind Tim McCarthy at 158 career wins.
2020 WIAA Individual State Qualifiers
The Neenah High School Wrestling Team qualified five wrestlers to the WIAA Individual State Tournament held at the Kohl Center in Madison WI Thursday February 27th-Saturday February 29th. The Rockets were led by WIAA Sectional Champions Bryce Crook @ 170 and Marshall Kools @ 195. Neenah also qualified sectional runner-ups in Jayden Sheppard @ 120, Drake Hayward @ 145, and Caleb Letson @ 220. Bryce Fochs was 3rd @ 285 while Tyler Beauchamp and Davin Munoz came in 4th @ 106 and 182 respectfully. The Qualifiers will take the mat at the Kohl Center on Thursday February 27th at 3:00 PM. Here are the first round match-ups for Neenah. Jayden Sheppard vs Jacob Wisinski of Mukwanago (31-8) Drake Hayward vs Noah Leisgang of Ashwaubenon (36-4) Bryce Crook vs Luke Stromberg of Mukwanago (40-8) Marshall Kools vs Rudy Detweiler of Stoughton (26-4) Caleb Letson vs Frederick Kyles Brookfield Central (35-7)
The Neenah HS Wrestling team qualified 3 individuals for the WIAA State Tournament in 2018-2019. Returning to Madison for the 2nd consecutive time are the trio of Drake Hayward, Marshall Kools, and Isaiah McCormick. Marshall Kools finished 3rd in D1 @ 195. Isaiah McCormick finished 6th in D1 @ 170. Drake Hayward lost in the blood-round (placement) to go 2-2 in the state tournament.
Drake Hayward 5th Place WIAA Individual State Tournament @ 145
Neenah High School Junior Drake Hayward wrestled in his 3rd WIAA Individual State Tournament February 27th-29th at the Kohl Center. Hayward finished 5th overall in a loaded #145 pound bracket. Hayward got off to a fast start on Thursday night knocking off #2 Ranked Noah Leisgang of Ashwaubenon 3-0 and followed up that win with a dominant 10-4 win over Leo Draveling of Hudson. The 2-0 start Thursday night placed Drake in the WIAA Semi-Finals on Friday where he faced Max Ehlen of Burlington. Hayward led most of the match vs Ehlen but gave up a critical reversal with 15 seconds remaining to lose 4-3. Ehlen went on to win the WIAA Individual State Tournament. On Saturday Hayward lost 1-0 to Gavin Model of Stoughton to put him in the rubber match for 5th place vs Isaac Ortegon of Fond du Lac. Drake prevailed in the third meeting in just three weeks winning by fall to place 5th and get his 100th career win.
Neenah High School Wrestling had 8 wrestlers meet the traditional WIWRESTLING.COM All-State Scholar Athlete Recognition for the 2019-2020 season. Requirements to earn recognition as an All-State Scholar Athlete are...3.0 GPA, Minimum of 10 Matches Wrestled on Varsity, Minimum .600 winning percentage on varsity. Making the team this season are...Evan Piechocki, Tyler Beauchamp, Jayden Sheppard, Charlie Alft, Ramon Manka-Wigfall, Drake Hayward, Marshall Kools, and Bryce Fochs. This is Hayward and Kools 3rd time making the WIWRESTLING.COM All State Scholar Athlete Team, Beauchamps 2nd Time, and this 1st time for Piechocki, Sheppard, Alft, Manka-Wigfall, and Fochs.
5 Neenah HS Wrestling Team members during the 2018-2019 season made the Wisconsin Wrestling Online All-State Scholar athlete teams. Nominees must have a minimum of 10 varsity matches and a .600 winning percentage%. WIAA State Placewinners and Qualifiers earn additional points based on results.
Congrats to Neenah Senior and Standford recruit Marshall Kools on being named the 2020 Fox Valley Association Wrestler of the Year.
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.