Four SuperStingers qualify for Youth Folkstyle Tournament
The Wautoma SuperStingers qualified four wrestlers for the Wisconsin Wrestling Federation Youth Folkstyle State Tournament on March 23-24. First time qualifier Ulrich Raatz placed 3rd in the boys 2007-2008 150 lb. bracket, while five-time qualifier Lyvia Weiss placed 4th in the girls 2006-2008 85 lb. bracket. In order to qualify for this tournament, youth wrestlers have to place in the top 2 at one of the eight regionals hosted around the state. Wautoma had eight wrestlers compete at the Fond du Lac regional on March 17. Miguel Duran, Ryder Vandeveer and Ryan Young came up short of placing while Christian Weiss placed 3rd and made alternate. Visara Raatz placed 3rd and was called up to complete the bracket for state. Skyler Royston placed 2nd and qualified, and Lyvia Weiss and Ulrich Raatz both took regional championships. Pictured are: (back row): Coach John Hawlish, Coach Martin Duran and Coach Dean Weiss; (front row): Visara Raatz, Lyvia Weiss, Ulrich Raatz and Skyler Royston.