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Dominate in the Dells

We had wrestlers from 2nd grade through senior in high school competing under the Matdogs this weekend at the Dominate in the Dells Tournament. This is a national level tournament with over 1,100 wrestlers from all over the US. We had some good hard wrestling out of our guys against tough competition. Leading the way for our younger guys was Louis Roller who had an impressive 6th place finish to put him on the medal stand. For the high schoolers Bryce Jankowski was absolutely dominating taking home the championship in the Cadet 126 pound division. Bryce pinned every one of his opponents including a first round pin in the finals.

see photos from Dominate in the Dells here


The Matdogs were at the Nicolet Jr. Knights Tournament on Sunday 3/4/18. This was the last regular team tournament of the season. They took home the 1st place Team Champion trophy. Great job everyone!

1st place champions: Ryan Gartman, Beau Gundrum, Benjamin Gundrum, Louis Roller, Sam Blum, Aaron Pokel
2nd place: Griffen Weeden, Charlie Stangl, Evie Sova, Michael Laux, Evan Peters, Cael Lynch, Parker Swenson, Nicholas Lynch, Owen Muszytowski, Hunter Kasten, Bailey Grudzinski
3rd place: Nevan Doyle, Frederick Stangl, Declan Ahrens, Owen Brezovar, Oliver Grudzinski
4th place: 
Alden Stobb, Bohdan Gartman, Keegan Manning, Cole Oechsner, Zachariah Moss, Ethan Ray

Thanks coaches,  family and fans for your support.
see photos from Nicolet here

Kewaskum and De Pere

There was a small group that wrestled at Kewaskum Saturday, March 3. Adam took 1st. Elijah, Alissa and Hunter took 3rd. Also wrestling Saturday was Aaron Pokel in De Pere, where he took 1st. Great job, everyone!


Difference Maker Award

Thanks to all who answered Coach Steve’s request to nominate Coach Gartman for the 97-3 NOW Kapco Difference Maker Award. The Rahny Taylor Morning Show and Jim Kacmarcik from Kapco presented (ambush-style) Coach Gartman with a check for $500 for being someone who makes a difference in our community.

In case you missed the on air radio segment, you can listen here…/our-february-97-3-now-kapco-differ… or watch the video…


2018 Tournament Schedule

2018  Tournament Schedule (updated 1/29)

Sunday, January 7 – West Bend
Saturday, January 13 – Hartford Early Bird fee until Dec. 22, $16
Sunday, January 14 – Brawl in Menomonee Falls (optional)
Sunday, January 21 – Two Rivers
Saturday, January 27 – Germantown
Sunday, February 4 – Grant Schoen Beginners Tournament, CHS
Sunday, February 11 – Dodgeland
Sunday, February 18 – Slinger (just added)
Saturday, March 3 – De Pere – no longer going as a team
Sunday, March 4 – Nicolet (just added)
Fri. March 9 & Sat. March 10 – Dominate in the Dells (seniors) 
Saturday, March 17 – Qualifier location TBD 
Fri. & Sat. March 23 & 24 – WWF Kids Folkstyle State Championships

Slinger 2018

The Matdogs were at the Slinger Red Rhino Open on Sunday 2/18/18. Congrats to all that participated. There were two sessions. The younger kids were in the morning and older kids in the afternoon. Thanks to all the coaches that pulled double duty. In practice this past week the kids were challenged to get the first takedown in all of their matches. The results of first takedowns were 61.78% of our matches. Of the 6 first  place finishers, first takedowns were in 95.83% of their matches.

1st place champions: Ryan Gartman, Beau Gundrum, Nevan Doyle, Wyatt DeLaCruz, Louis Roller, Owen Muszytowski
2nd place: Bailey Grudzinski
3rd place: Evan Peters, Jack Hansell, Cole Oechsner, Hunter Kasten, Oliver Grudzinski, Aaron Pokel
4th place: 
Alden Stobb, Jonah Oechsner, William DeLaCruz, Declan Ahrens, Joseph Hansell, 
Finishing up in 5th: Michael Laux, Peter Czarnecki, Zachariah Moss

Thanks coaches,  family and fans for your support.
see photos from Slinger here

Dodgeland 2018

The Matdogs were at the Dodgeland  Youth Wrestling Tournament on Sunday 2/11/18.  Congrats to all that participated. 
1st place champions: Beau Gundrum, Bailey Grudzinski, Oliver Grudzinski
2nd place: Ryan Gartman, Evie Sova, Nevan Doyle, William Delacruz, Keegan Manning, Declan Ahrens, Wyatt Delacruz, Hunter Kasten, Aaron Pokel
3rd place: Michael Laux
4th place: 
Benjamin Gundrum, Owen Muszytowski, Ethan Ray, Kaitlyn Delacruz, Alissa Ziegelbauer

Thanks coaches,  family and fans for your support.

2018 GSBT

The 2018 Grant Schoen Beginners Tournament, held on Sunday, Feb. 4th was a great success. We were able to honor the memory of Grant Schoen and raise awareness for HeartSafe Wisconsin. At the same time, we gave beginner wrestlers a chance to experience live wrestling in a tournament, some for the first time. Once wrestlers completed wrestling for the day, they received a finisher’s wristband and an ice cream treat, from Cedar Crest.
for event photos click here

Thanks goes out to Tammy and Jeff Schoen, all the Matdog coaches and families (both past and present), CHS Wrestling Team coaching staff and all the other volunteer refs, table workers, towel throwers, concession workers and the set-up/clean-up crew that made this event successful. A special thanks goes out to Mason Baumgartner, a coach at Askren Wrestling Academy, for coming out and running a warm-up clinic with the wrestlers. Of course thanks goes out to all the wrestlers and their families for coming out on a snowy morning and supporting the sport of wrestling!

Thank you to our 2018 Season Sponsors:
Wisconsin Stamping & Manufacturing, Weimer Bearing & Transmission, Inc., SportClips of Mequon, Sharon Cutwell, Ascedia, Aurora – Grafton Medical Center and  Michael Wojcik of American Family Insurance. 
And also thank you to the 2018 Grant Schoen Beginners Tournament sponsors for their generous donations and support: Midwest Refrigerated Services, Master Printwear, Cedar Crest Ice Cream, Defense Soap, Olsen’s Piggly Wiggly, Cousins Subs and Even Odds Pizza. 


Hustisford, Laona and West Allis

One day of wrestling this weekend wasn’t enough for some Matdogs. There was a small group that went to the Hustisford Falcons Youth Wrestling Tournament on Sunday, 1/28/18. 
1st place champions: Cael Lynch
2nd place: Bailey Grudzinski, Oliver Grudzinski
4th place: 
Nicholas Lynch, Declan Ahrens

Aaron Pokel was way up north in Laona. They bumped him way up in weight class where he was giving up 50-60 lbs but he still went 1-1.

Zach Moss was in West Allis where he took first.
Great weekend for the Matdogs!