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Neenah Wrestling All Time History

  • Beau Yineman 2022 NCAA Division #3 3rd Place #197
  • Jacob Herm 2022 WIAA Division #1 2nd Place #106
  • Drake Hayward 2021 WIAA Division #1 2nd Place #145
  • Bryce Fochs 2021 WIAA Division #1 3rd Place #285
  • Marshall Kools 2020 WIAA Division #1 State Champion #195 46-0
  • Marshall Kools 2019 WIAA Division #1 3rd Place #195
  • Drake Hayward 2020 WIAA Division #1 5th Place #145
  • Isaiah McCormick 2019 WIAA Division #1 6th Place #170
  • Beau Yineman 2018 WIAA Division #1 State Champion #195 45-0
  • Beau Yineman 2018 WIAA Division #1 4th Place #182
  • Neenah State Placewinners The "Wall of Champions" in the Neenah High School Wrestling Facility featuring past WIAA State Placewinners
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Neenah Wrestling Team History

Conference Champions Regional Champions Team State
1972-1973 1972-1093 2003-2004
1975-1976 1975-1976 2019-2020
1981-1982 1977-1978
1982-1983 1978-1979
1983-1984 1981-1982
1985-1986 1993-1994
1996-1997 1995-1996
2003-2004 1996-1997
2003-2004
2019-2020
2020-2021

WIAA Individual State Champions

Name Weight Class Year
Aaron Kane 140 1996
Tate Wheeler 152 2002
Tim McCarthy 215 2004
James Barker 171 2005
Sam Engelland 171 2008
Beau Yineman 195 2018
Marshall Kools 195 2020

NCAA National Qualifiers and All-Americans

Name Univeristy Year WT Place
Ben Engelland UW Stevens Point 2008 184 DNP
Sam Engelland UW Oshkosh 2009 DNP
Ben Engelland UW Stevens Point 2009 184 5th
Sam Engelland UW Oshkosh 2010 174 DNP
Ben Engelland UW Stevens Point 2010 184 4th
Sam Engelland UW Oshkosh 2011 184 DNP
Ben Engelland UW Stevens Point 2011 184 2nd
Ben Strobel UW Stevens Point 2012 157 DNP
Sam Engelland UW Oshkosh 2012 184 DNP
Ben Strobel UW Stevens Point 2013 149 DNP
Beau Yineman UW Oshkosh 2022 197 3rd

WIAA State Qualifiers

Neenah High School Wrestling: State Qualifiers
Name Year Weight Class State Place
Kevin Milliken 1968 180
Gary Zienert 1971 HWT
Tom Milliken 1973 185 2nd
Jim Beyer 1973 HWT 5th
Tom Milliken 1974 185 2nd
Steve Mitchell 1976 145
Joe Pomrening 1978 132
Todd Sawyer 1978 HWT 6th
Bill Muttart 1979 112
Greg Johnson 1981 167
Frank Strobel 1982 105
Sean McGinnis 1982 132
Tim Anderson 1982 155
Steve Otto 1982 185
Frank Strobel 1982 112
Sean McGinnis 1983 138
Jerry Koser 1984 119
Chris Booher 1984 132
Jeff Donato 1985 105 4th
Dion Schultz 1985 132
Mike Gee 1985 145
Tim Schinker 1986 98
Jeff Donato 1986 105
Eric Jorgenson 1989 130 6th
Joseph Peters 1990 145
Corey Grimes 1991 130
Joseph Peters 1991 145
Curt Stratton 1994 103
Brett Swaim 1994 125
Eric Christie 1994 185
Doug Surgenor 1995 112
Brett Swaim 1995 130
Aaron Kane 1995 140
Keith Matowitz 1996 135
Aaron Kane 1996 140 1st
Keith Matowitz 1997 135 2nd
Chris Kentop 1997 189
Doug Surgenor 1998 152
John Reimer 1999 103
Matt Wilson 1999 140 4th
Rob Thomson 1999 171
Jon Wickman 1999 189
Tim DeMARS 2000 112 6th
Matt Wilson 2000 145 5th
Jon Wickman 2000 189
John Golladay 2001 125
Tate Wheeler 2001 145 4th
Tim McCarthy 2001 189
Patrick McCarthy 2001 275
Adam Uvaas 2002 135 6th
Tate Wheeler 2002 152 1st
Tim McCarthy 2002 189 2nd
Ben Engelland 2003 130
Adam Uvaas 2003 145
James Barker 2003 160
Tim McCarthy 2003 215 3rd
Eric Sommer 2003 275
Ben Engelland 2004 152
James Barker 2004 171 5th
Tim McCarthy 2004 215 1st
James Barker 2005 171 1st
Ben Engelland 2005 189 3rd
Blaine Hornes 2005 215
Adam Manteufel 2006 125
Sam Engelland 2006 160
Ben Engelland 2006 189 2nd
Adam Manteufel 2007 130
Matt Cowling 2007 140 6th
Jeremiah Dorn 2007 160
Sam Engelland 2007 171 3rd
Jake Little 2007 189
Ben Strobel 2008 135 4th
Matt Cowling 2008 145 3rd
Sam Engelland 2008 171 1st
Alex Kueck 2009 112
Ryan Robillard 2009 130 2nd
Sam McGinnis 2009 140
Ben Strobel 2009 145 3rd
Alex Kueck 2010 119
Ryan Robillard 2010 135
Sam McGinnis 2010 152
Ryan Bonikowske 2010 171
Austin Karls 2010 285
Ryan Bonikowske 2011 160 2nd
Alex Kueck 2012 132
Ryan Bonikowske 2012 182 4th
Josh Cowling 2013 120
Mitch Ledwith 2013 220 4th
Brandon Beauchamp 2015 106
Beau Yineman 2016 182
Beau Yineman 2017 182 4th
Drake Hayward 2018 113
Briar Hass 2018 120
David Oyler 2018 160
Isaiah McCormick 2018 182
Beau Yineman 2018 195 1st
Marshall Kools 2018 220
Drake Hayward 2019 126
Isaiah McCormick 2019 170 6th
Marshall Kools 2019 195 3rd
Jayden Sheppard 2020 120
Drake Hayward 2020 145 5th
Bryce Crook 2020 170
Marshall Kools 2020 195 1st
Caleb Letson 2020 220
Drake Hayward 2021 145 2nd
Caleb Letson 2021 220
Bryce Fochs 2021 285 3rd
Jacob Herm 2022 106 2nd
Austin Lewis 2022 145
Nick Novak 2022 152
Bryce Fochs 2022 285

FVA Conference Champions

Neenah High School Wrestling: Conference Champions FVA Conference Wrestler of the Year 4X Conference Champs 3X Conference Champs 2X Conference Champs
Name Year Weight Class Mike Lovedale 112 (1986) Tim McCarthy: 189 (2001/2002); 215 (2203/2004) Mike Lovedale: 105 (1984); 119 (1985); 112 (1986) Kevin Milliken
Bob Brockman 1966 120 Brett Swaim 130 (1985) James Barker: 160 (2003); 171 (2004/2005) Steve Mitchell
Mike Le Gault 1966 138 Keith Matowitz 135 (1997) Blaine Hornes: 189 (2003/2004; 215 (2005) Chris Booher: 126 (1983); 132 (1984)
Pat Schaller 1967 138 Tim McCarthy 215 (2003) Ben Engelland: 152 (2004); 189 (2005/2006) Sean McGinnis # All Confernce Selection no Tournament Schulz # All Conference Selection no Tournament
Pat McCarthy 1967 145 Tim McCarthy 215 (2004) Dion Schulz # All Conference Selection no Tournament
Kevin Milliken 1967 180 James Barker 171 (2005) Jeff Donato
Kevin Milliken 1968 180 Ben Engelland 189 (2006) Aaron Kane
Tom Hathaway 1969 95 Marshall Kools 195 (2020) Keith Matowitz
Vance Koland 1971 132 John Reimer
Chuck Harrer 1971 138 Tate Wheeler
Gary Zienert 1971 HWT Sam Engelland
Steve Akkala 1972 126 Ryan Robillard
Steve Houle 1972 145 Alex Kueck
Jim Beyer 1973 HWT Ryan Bonikowski
Tom Milliken 1974 185 Beau Yineman: 182 (2017); 195 (2018)
Steve Mitchell 1975 132 Marshall Kools: 195 (2019, 2020)
Phil Johnson 1975 HWT Drake Hayward: 145 (2020, 2021)
Steve Mitchell 1976 132 Bryce Fochs: 285 (2021, 2022)
Mark Van Alstine 1978 145
Dale Hans 1979 119
Joe Pomrening 1979 138
Sean McGinnis* 1982 132
Rob Buckingham * 1982 98
Frank Strobel * 1983 112
Jerry Koser* 1983 119
Chris Booher * 1983 126
Sean McGinnis * 1983 138
Dan Foster * 1983 155
Steve Otto * 1983 185
Rob Ashley* 1984 98
Mike Lovedale * 1984 105
Chris Booher * 1984 132
Dion Schultz * 1984 138
Darin Schoening * 1984 155
Jeff Donato * 1985 105
Mike Lovedale * 1985 119
Dion Schultz * 1985 132
Mike Booher * 1985 138
Mike Lovedale * 1986 112
Damon Schultz * 1986 119
Greg Biettler * 1986 132
Jeff Donato * 1987 112
Jason Burns * 1987 126
Eric Jorgenson * 1989 130
Bob Donato * 1989 135
Corey Grimes 1990 130
Joseph Peters 1991 145
Mark Lovedale 1992 130
Dave Fetters 1993 152
Curt Stratton 1994 103
Eric Christie 1994 185
Brett Swaim 1995 130
Aaron Kane 1995 140
Keith Matowitz 1996 135
Aaron Kane 1996 140
John Maloney 1996 160
Keith Matowitz 1997 135
Josh Wilson 1997 160
Doug Surgenor 1998 152
Chris Kentop 1998 189
John Reimer 1999 103
Matt Wilson 2000 145
John Wichman 2000 189
John Reimer 2001 119
Tate Wheeler 2001 145
Tim McCarthy 2001 189
Patrick McCarthy 2001 275
Matt DeMars 2002 103
Tate Wheeler 2002 152
Tim McCarthy 2002 189
James Barker 2003 160
Blaine Hornes 2003 189
Tim McCarthy 2003 215
Ben Engelland 2004 152
James Barker 2004 171
Blaine Hornes 2004 189
Tim McCarthy 2004 215
James Barker 2005 171
Ben Engelland 2005 189
Blaine Hornes 2005 215
Tim Schulz 2006 112
Ben Engelland 2006 189
Sam Engelland 2007 171
Sam Engelland 2008 171
Ryan Robillard 2009 130
Ryan Robillard 2010 135
Sam McGinnis 2010 152
Ryan Bonikowske 2010 171
Alex Kueck 2011 125
Alex Kueck 2012 132
Ryan Bonikowske 2012 182
Luke Nelessen 2014 182
Brandon Beauchamp 2015 106
Forrest Yineman 2015 160
Beau Yineman 2017 182
Beau Yineman 2018 195
Marshall Kools 2019 195
Drake Hayward 2020 145
Marshall Kools 2020 195
Drake Hayward 2021 145
Bryce Fochs 2021 285
Jacob Herm 2022 106
Eli Gast 2022 170
Bryce Fochs 2022 285

All Time Career Wins

Neenah High School Wrestling 100 Win CLUB
# Name # Years
1 Tim McCarthy 158 2000-2004
2 Marshall Kools 148 2016-2020
3 Beau Yineman 146 2014-2018
4 Sam Engelland 146 2004-2008
5 Ben Engelland 144 2002-2006
6 Alex Kueck 139 2008-2012
7 Ryan Robillard 132 2006-2010
8 Ben Strobel 130 2005-2009
9 Ryan Bonikowske 129 2008-2012
10 Adam Manteufel 127 2003-2007
11 Matt Wilson 122 1996-2000
12 Drake Hayward 119 2017-2021
13 James Barker 117 2001-2005
14 Tate Wheeler 116 1998-2002
15 Matt Cowling 110 2004-2008
16 Doug Surgenor 108 1994-1998
17 Keith Matowitz 107 1993-1997
18 Bryce Fochs 104 2018-2022
19 Blaine Hornes 103 2001-2005
20 Josh Cowling 101 2009-2013

WWCA JV State Placewinners

Name Weight Class Place Year
Collin Neuens 195 5th 2018
Nick Novak 113 6th 2020
Eli Armatti 126 6th 2022

USA Wrestling Fargo All-Americans

Name Weight Class Place Division Year Style
Tim McCarthy 215 5th Cadet 2002
Sam Engelland 171 8th Cadet 2006
Beau Yineman 195 5th Junior 2018 Freestyle
Declan Koch 113 2nd 16U 2022 Greco-Roman
Jacob Herm 120 8th 16U 2022 Greco-Roman

WiWrestling.com All-State Scholar Atheltes

Name Year Grade
Brandon Beauchamp 2018 Senior
Drake Hayward 2018 Freshman
Isaiah McCormick 2018 Junior
Marshall Kools 2018 Sophomore
David Oyler 2018 Senior
Francis Tuorski 2018 Junior
Tyler Beauchamp 2019 Sophomore
Marshall Kools (2X) 2019 Junior
Drake Hayward (2X) 2019 Sophomore
Isaiah McCormick (2X) 2019 Senior
Francis Turoski (2X) 2019 Senior
Charlie Alft 2020 Sophomore
Tyler Beauchamp (2X) 2020 Junior
Bryce Fochs 2020 Sophomore
Drake Hayward (3X) 2020 Junior
Marshall Kools (3X) 2020 Senior
Ramon Manka-Wigfall 2020 Senior
Evan Piechocki 2020 Junior
Jayden Sheppard 2020 Freshman
Charlie Alft (2X) 2021 Sophomore
Tyler Beauchamp (3X) 2021 Senior
Eli Gast 2021 Sophomore
Drake Hayward (4X) 2021 Senior
Nick Novak 2021 Sophomore
Eric Schaufelberger 2021 Sophomore
Jayden Sheppard (2X) 2021 Sophomore
Joey Dringoli 2022 Junior
Eli Gast (2X) 2022 Junior
Preston Hella 2022 Junior
Nick Novak (2X) 2022 Junior
Jayden Sheppard (3X) 2022 Junior

Coach Kleuskens Stats

Kyle Kleuskens Head Coaching Carrer Records
Team Year Overall Dual Record Conference Dual Record Conference Tourny Regional Place # of State Qualifiers Qualfier Names State Ranked? Team State Other
Green Bay Preble/East 2011-2012 9-10 4-4 n/a 3rd 2 Steven Cygan (113), Evan Garcia (126)
Green Bay Preble/East 2012-2013 8-5 5-3 n/a 5th 2 Evan Garcia 4th @ (126), Dalton Tielens (145)
Neenah 2015-2016 14-10 5-4 3rd 3rd 1 Beau Yineman (182)
Neenah 2016-2017 19-5 8-1 2nd 4th 1 Beau Yineman 4th @ (182) HM
Neenah 2017-2018 15-4 8-1 2nd 2nd 6 Drake Hayward (113), Briar Hass (120), David Oyler (160), Isaiah McCormick (182), Beau Yineman 1st @ (195), Marshall Kools (220) HM FVA Coach of the Year
Neenah 2018-2019 11-3 6-3 4th 3rd 3 Drake Hayward (126), Isaiah McCormick 6th @ (170), Marshall Kools 3rd @ (195)
Neenah 2019-2020 10-4 7-2 3rd 1st 5 Jayden Sheppard (120), Drake Hayward (5th @ 145), Bryce Crook (170), Marshall Kools (1st @ 195), Caleb Letson (220) 6th @ End of Season Qualifiers 2019-2020
Neenah 2020-2021 7-3 3-2 n/a due to COVID-19 1st 3 Drake Hayward (145), Caleb Letson (220), Bryce Fochs (285) 5th/6th throughout season.
Neenah 2021-2022 8-1 8-1 3rd 2nd 4 Jacob Herm (106), Austin Lewis (145), Nick Novak (152), Bryce Fochs (285) 10th @ End of Season
Total 9 Years 101-45 9-7 FRVC 4 @ Preble
45-14 FVA 23 @ Neenah

2021 WIAA Regional Champions

Neenah Wins WIAA Regional Championship for the 2nd Consecutive Year

The Neenah High School Wrestling Team won its second consecutive WIAA Regional today at Neenah High School. The Rockets scored 291 Team Points to knock off 2nd Place Oshkosh West. The Rockets were led by five champions on the day in Jayden Sheppard (126), Drake Hayward (145), Kenny Schaufelberger (182), Davin Munoz (195), and Bryce Fochs (285). Also advancing to the WIAA Sectional are 2nd place finishers Owen Blenker (106), Tyler Beauchamp (120), Nick Novak (132), Charlie Alft (138), Austin Lewis (152), Bryce Crook (170), and Caleb Letson (220). Kaidan Lambert (113) and Myles Steward (160) also contributed to the team score and each placed 3rd respectively. Step #2 of the WIAA Post-Season begins on Saturday February 6th @ Hartford Union High School with the WIAA Sectional Tournament. This event will be for all of the wrestlers who placed in the top 2 at their weight class at the WIAA regional. Neenah has 12 wrestlers who have qualified for this event (See below). The top two wrestlers in each weight class will advance to the WIAA Individual State Tournament @ Kaukauna High School on 2/13/21 and the top two teams will advance to the WIAA Team State Tournament @ Kaukauna High School on 2/20/21. If you have any questions please let me know. Brackets are posted on www.trackwrestling.com (Search Tournaments: Hartford Union). Top Two Wrestlers in Each WT Class Advance to WIAA Ind State Top Six Wrestlers in Each WT Class Score Team Points to help Teams advanced to State

  • 13 Wrestlers in the FINALS
  • Jayden Sheppard Regional Champion 120 Pounds: Sectional Qualifier
  • Drake Hayward Regional Champion 145 Pounds: Sectional Qualifier
  • Davin Munoz Regional Champion 195 Pounds: Sectional Qualifier
  • Kenny Schaufelberger Regional Champion 182 Pounds: Sectional Qualifier
  • Bryce Fochs Regional Champion 285 Pounds: Sectional Qualifier
  • Owen Blenker 2nd @ 106 Pounds: Sectional Qualifier
  • Tyler Beauchamp 2nd @ 120 Pounds: Sectional Qualifier
  • Nick Novak 2nd @ 132 Pounds: Sectional Qualifier
  • Charlie Alft 2nd @ 138 Pounds: Sectional Qualifier
  • Austin Lewis 2nd @ 152 Pounds: Sectional Qualifier
  • Bryce Crook 2nd @ 170 Pounds: Sectional Qualifier
  • Caleb Letson 2nd @ 220 Pounds: Sectional Qualifier
  • Coach Cowling and Coach Bohm
  • Coach Rundquist
  • Coach Kurszewski and Coach Piechocki

WIAA Team State Qualifiers

Neenah Wins WIAA Team Sectional Championship Dual vs West Bend East

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).

  • WIAA Team Sectional Champions
  • WIAA Team Sectional Champions and our Fans
  • Davin Munoz Winner by Decision @ 182
  • Marshall Kools winner by Fall @ 195
  • Bryce Fochs winner by Fall @ 220
  • Caleb Letson winner by Fall @ 285
  • Jayden Sheppard winner by decision @ 120
  • Sheppard's Huge WIN
  • Charlie Alft winner by decision 7-5
  • Drake Hayward winner by decision 5-4

Neenah Wrestling 2020 WIAA Regional Champions

Neenah Wins WIAA Regional Championship for the first time in 16 years.

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.

  • WIAA Regional Team Champions
  • Drake Hayward WIAA Regional Champ @ 145
  • Bryce Crook WIAA Regional Champ @ 170
  • Marshall Kools WIAA Regional Champ @ 195
  • Caleb Letson WIAA Regional Champ @ 220
  • Bryce Fochs WIAA Regional Champ @ 285
  • Jayden Sheppard 2nd @ 120
  • Tyler Beauchamp 3rd @ 106
  • Evan Piechocki 3rd @ 113
  • Austin Lewis 3rd @ 152
  • Davin Munoz 3rd @ 182
  • Ramon Manka-Wigfall 4th @ 132

Marshall Kolls 1st Place WIAA Individual State Tournament @ 195

Marshall Kools wins WIAA D1 Individual State Champion with a 45-0 record.

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.

Yineman D1 #195 2018 State Championship Match Photos

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
  • Bryce Fochs
  • Bryce Fochs D1 285 Pound 3rd Place Finisher
  • Caleb Letson D1 220 Pounds DNP

Drake Hayward 5th Place WIAA Individual State Tournament @ 145

Hayward places 5th @ WIAA Individual State and gets Career Win #100

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 Wrestling Awards Banquet Award Winners

10 Neenah HS Wrestlers selected to FVA All-Conference Team

Tonight the FVA Head Coaches voted on the 2020-2021 Fox Valley Association All Conference Wrestling Team. Determining criteria to make the team was...State, Sectional, Regional Performance, Head to Head Match-Ups within the Conference Duals, and special consideration for those unable to compete in the post-season who had notable wins vs others who made the team. Neenah had 10 athletes make the all FVA 1st, 2nd, and Honorable Mention Team. FVA 1st Team: Drake Hayward @ 145 and Bryce Fochs @ 285 FVA 2nd Team: Caleb Letson @ 220 FVA Honorable Mention: Evan Piechocki @ 113, Tyler Beauchamp @ 120, Jayden Sheppard @ 126, Charlie Alft @ 138, Bryce Crook @ 170, Kenny Schaufelberger @ 182, and Davin Munoz @ 195.

  • Drake Hayward FVA All-Conference 1st Team @ 145
  • Bryce Fochs FVA All-Conference 1st Team @ 285
  • Caleb Letson FVA All-Conference 2nd Team @ 220
  • Evan Piechocki FVA All-Conference HM Team @ 113
  • Tyler Beauchamp FVA All-Conference HMTeam @ 120
  • Jayden Sheppard FVA All-Conference HM Team @ 126
  • Charlie Alft FVA All-Conference HM Team @ 145
  • Kenny Schaufelberger FVA All-Conference HM Team @ 182
  • Davin Munoz FVA All-Conference HM Team @ 195

2021 WIAA State Qualifiers Bryce Fochs @ 285, Drake Hayward @ 145 (4X), Caleb Letson @ 220 (2X)


2020 WIAA Individual State Qualifiers

Neenah Qualifies 5 for the WIAA Individual State Tournament

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)

  • Bryce Crook WIAA Sectional Champion @ 170
  • Marshall Kools WIAA Sectional Champion @ 195
  • Jayden Sheppard WIAA Sectional Runner-Up @ 120
  • Drake Hayward WIAA Sectional Runner-Up @ 145
  • Caleb Letson WIAA Sectional Runner-Up @ 220
  • Bryce Fochs 3rd @ 285
  • Tyler Beauchamp 4th @ 106
  • Davin Munoz 4th @ 182

2019 WIAA State Qualifiers

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
  • Marshall Kools
  • Isaiah McCormick

Neenah sends 3 Wrestlers to the WIAA Individual State Wrestling Tournament

The Neenah High School Wrestling Team took 12 wrestlers to the WIAA D1 Sectional B Tournament @ Hartford Union High School. This event determined the WIAA Individual and Team State Qualifiers for the WIAA State Tournament series. The Rockets advanced three wrestlers to the WIAA Individual State Championships on 2/13/21 at Kaukauna High School. Neenah was led by Drake Hayward @ 145 pounds. Drake became the programs 3rd 4X WIAA State Qualifier with a sectional title yesterday. Drake moved to 16-0 on the season with 11 pins heading into the WIAA State Tournament. Bryce Fochs also won the sectional title at 285 pounds advancing to his first WIAA Individual State Tournament. Fochs also improved to 16-0 on the season with 11 pins heading into the WIAA State Tournament. Caleb Letson battled to win three straight matches after his semi-final loss to advance to his 2nd WIAA State Tournament. Caleb improved to 11-3 on the season with a 4-1 record on the day including two wins by pin. The Rockets also had 5 additional placewinners on the day. Davin Munoz was 4th @ 195 pounds, Kenny Schaufelberger 5th @ 182 pounds, Owen Blenker 6th @ 106 pounds, Tyler Beauchamp 6th @ 120 pounds, and Bryce Crook 6th @ 170 pounds. Thanks to all of the above wrestlers and our other four sectional qualifiers Jayden Sheppard, Nick Novak, Charlie Alft, and Austin Lewis on a great season. We are looking forward to what next year will bring with this team.

  • Drake Hayward Sectional Champion (State Qualifier) @ 145
  • Bryce Fochs Sectional Champion (State Qualifier) @ 285
  • Caleb Letson Sectional Runner-Up (State Qualifier) @ 220
  • Davin Munoz 4th Place @ 195
  • Kenny Schaufelberger 5th Place @ 182
  • Owen Blenker 6th Place @ 106
  • Tyler Beauchamp 6th Place @ 120
  • Bryce Crook 6th Place @ 170

Marshall Kools named FVA Wrestler of the Year

Congrats to Neenah Senior and Standford recruit Marshall Kools on being named the 2020 Fox Valley Association Wrestler of the Year.