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    Each year, we ask the coaches to send us information about their teams and put some notes together as a summary for fans. With the
    SCOOP, the brackets, the insider, the tournament and WIAA placement histories and now the quotes, we hope you have a better idea how
    to handicap who might win individual match-ups you are watching, and how to cheer on your favorites. This is a tough tournament and each
    weight class has plenty of great kids to follow. Throw in the team dynamic of big and little school against each other,…and I think you have the
    best	of	wrestling	competitions.		There	is	a	top	five	pick	for	each	division	at	the	end	of	this	section.		Write	yours	down	and	see	how	you	do.	

    ADAMS-FRIENDSHIP	–	The	Green	Devils	are	led	by	9	seniors.		3	time	Bi	State	place	winners,	Jacob	Volkey	looks	to	finish	his	resume	with	a	
    Bi	State	title,	fellow	seniors	Dustin	Kirsenloh	171	and	Hubert	Monroe	at	125	look	to	improve	on	thier	10th	place	finish	from	last	year.		Steven	
    Walker 112 and Dillon Hammond 119, Tyhler Schlutz 135 Kevin Georgeson 145 and Andrew Collins 285 look to place the Green Devils in the
    Top 3 of Division 2 for the 5th consecutive year.

    AQUINAS	(LA	CROSSE)–	The	Blugold	have	improved	team	depth	this	year	as	well.		Lucas	Shappel	(11-0	@	215)	and	Jimmy	Coady	(11-0	@	
    171)	lead	a	Bludgold	squar	that	is	a	bit	more	experienced	and	deepr	than	the	last	few	years.	The	team	is	comoing	off	a	champioinship	showin	
    g at the Arcadia Scrambe and is also looking for good results from senior Danny Mullaney (152), junior John Paul Soldner (145) and freshmen
    newcomer	Jordan	Corcoran	at	(103)	all	should	find	points	for	the	La	Crosse	team...and	a	top	5	D3	pick.		The	program	has	nearly	doubled	their	
    team membership from last year, and they now have over 30 wrestlers on the team.

    ARCADIA – Arcadia is a few weights short of FULL this year but holding their own in the Coulee Conference and currently 5-0 in Duals. Re-
    tuning State Place winners are Felipe Martinez who was 6th in State last year at 135, and Cadyn McKeeth who was 3rd at 145. We are look-
    ing forward to big things this year from other Seniors Kyle Sobotta , Josh Przybylla, and Alex Loesel. Junior Ethan Bown is looking to place for
    the	Raiders	along	with	Sophomores	Alex	Glodowski,	Gunner	Sonsalla,	and	Spencer	Bisek.		A	top	5	finish	from	Arcadia	would	not	be	a	surprise	
    at all.

    ATHENS – coaches quote: We expect to have a good showing with a talented squad returning this year. Strong senior leadership and a great
    group	of	underclasmen	we	hope	to	finish	well....		9	returning	varsity	wrestlers	..	wifh	five	seniors.			Dustin	Finck	medalled	at	8th	a	year	ago	as	
    did	Danny	Trimner...and	Dave	Trimner	was	a	second	day	quaifier	so	they	have	experience...		D3	a	tough	division	to	get	into	the	top	five...	but	
    they might have the personnel.

    AUBURNDALE – The Apache squad is young this season, and rebuilding is the main goal this year. Returning junior second day qualifer Kyle
    Kundinger and senior Aaron Swenson will be medal hopefuls for this young team.

    BARABOO – The Thunderbirds should step up from a year ago with nine returning letter winners. They should see a handful of second day
    qualifiers	with	Hunter	Mulock	at	119,	Kolt	Bode	at	135,	Mubarak	Kiyamoir	at	152,	Dillon	Brill	at	160,	Dakota	Daniels	at	171,	Adair	Ebright	at	
    189,	and	returning	state	qualifier	Jordan	Mukite	at	285.		Ebright	and	Mukite	have	identical	15-0	records	coming	into	this	tournament,	and	that	
    should help this hard working and improving bunch as they try for team hardware.

    BELMONT/PLATTEVILLE	–	B-P	brings	in	a	small	and	hard	working	group	wrestlers	this	year	with	six	wrestlers	with	high	expectations.		Lead-
    ing	the	way	is	Dusty	Jentz	at	171	who	comes	in	undefeated	on	the	young	season	at	11-0.		He	will	be	looking	to	build	off	of	an	outstanding	
    season last year. Meanwhile, wrestlers like Chad Allen, Adam Niehaus, and David Stoney will all look to make a splash this year

    BLACK RIVER FALLS – The Tigers are coming into this tournament with very little matches so far. This year, they have seven freshman in
    their	lineup,	so	this	could	be	a	rebuilind	year	for	the	Tigers.		Senior	State	Qualifier	Roger	Stahl	returns	for	BRF	with	an	undefeated	record	on	
    the line at 4-0.

    BLOOMINGTON KENNEDY – After graduating 19 seniors from a year ago, Kennedy is looking to rebuild a little bit this year. Look for Josh
    Vaughn	coming	off	a	7th	place	finish	a	year	ago,	Ulises	Diaz,	and	Jared	Rau	to	lead	the	way.		The	Eagles	are	young	and	inexperienced,	but	
    have some good athletes up and down their lineup.

    BOSCOBEL – Boscobel is looking to imoproive on last year’s place with a more seasoned team. The Bulldogs are lead by returning Bi-State
    placewinners Tyler Cornell at 135 and Dalton Beinborn at 285. Also looking to score some major team points for Boscobel are Ryan Mindham
    at 103, Lyle Ward at 125, and Dustin Smith at 152.

    CASHTON – This year’s team is inexperienced in the lower weights, but strong up through the middle with returning Bi-State placewinners Brett
    VonRuden, Dillon Flock, and Dominic Flock. Considering this team has no seniors and is still relatively young, they are in surprising good shape
    to set up at least a run for the top in Division 3.

    CALEDONIA/SPRING	GROVE/HOUSTON	-		Eleven	upperclassman	lead	the	way	for	this	veteran	squad.		Willy	Krage	at	119,	Lyndon	Becker	at	
    145	and	Austin	Goergen	at	285	all	come	into	this	tournament	undefeated.		The	Warriors	have	a	talented	squad	and	they	could	find	themselves	in	
    the mix for team hardware by the end of day two.

    CUBA	CITY/SOUTHWESTERN	–	CC/SW	has	several	wrestlers	capable	of	placing	high	but	probably	lacks	the	depth	neccesary	to	place	high	
    enough	as	a	team	to	win	some	hardware.		Returning	State	Champion	Jared	Donar	and	qualifiers	Bob	Donar	and	Dillon	Schminder	will	anchor	this	
    team in this competition.

8   CUDAHY/ST.	FRANCIS	–	Their	team	numbers	are	down	this	year,	but	their	new	wrestlers	have	a	lot	of	drive	perform	better	each	day.		Their	
    junior class has been leading the way with their strong leadership. While young and thin, they still may place a few wrestlers in the top twelve.
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DC EVEREST – The Evergreens continue to come into this tournament with some solid individuals. Alex Spatz at 112, Alex Parsons at 125,
Josh Dupuis at 140, Logan Keding at 152, Lucas Christiansen at 160, and Micah Fischer at 189 could all have a tremendous amount of suc-
cess	this	weekend,	which	could	also	propel	the	Evergreens	towards	a	top	team	finish.

DE	SOTO	–	The	Pirates	have	a	veteran	and	solid	lineup	for	this	tournament.		Evan	Miller	at	112,	Quinten	Strand	at	171,	and	Cole	Johnson	
at 285 are all 8-0 on the young season, and seven more wrestlers have either one or two losses on the year. The Pirates will have a good
chance of multiple individual successes this year, and may push towards a trophy in Division 3.

DODGEVILLE – A young and incomplete team is what the Dodgers are coming into this tournament. Despite only having 12 wrestlers and a
slough of underclassmen, Dodgeville should never be counted out. Austin DeVoss at 112, Trae Vance at 135, Beau Smith at 152, and Jordan
Uphoff at 285 could all do very well for themselves at this tournament and continue Dodgeville’s run of success at this tournament.

EASTVIEW	–	This	will	be	the	Lightning’s	fifth	year	of	participation	at	the	Bi-State.		The	team	returns	6	starters	from	a	year	ago	including	junior	
captain Mitch Rechtzigel and senior Erik Ehresmann. Other top returners include Jacob Rukavina Chris Bechly, BJ Groskreutz, and Anthony

ELLSWORTH	–	Ellsowrth	is	coming	off	a	first	place	finish	in	Division	2	last	year,	and	is	returning	this	year	with	four	Bi-State	placewinners	and	
seven state participants. This year, they hope to make a run for not just the Division Title, but the Overall Title, and they just might have the
right bunch to achieve that goal.

HILLSBORO – The Tigers have an exciting young team of 21 wrestlers. They are led by a single senior in Zac Blaha, and they know he is
capable of good things at this tournament. There are also myriad underclassmen who could potentially make a name for themselves here.

HOLMEN – The host Holmen Vikings have a young team that brings some very talented wrestlers, especially in the light weights. Although
these wrestlers have been limited by snow storms, they have already wrestled great competition this season. Keep an eye on Darius Wright
at 103, Avery Hackett at 112, James Bennett at 119, Ryan Stalsberg at 125, Sam Schank at 130, Luke Medinger at 145, Isacc Hackett at 160,
Ben Fiers at 189, and Trevor Scholze at 285.

HUDSON – After back to back seasons where Hudson has placed 2nd overall, the Raiders may drop slightly but hope to remain in the top 10.
With four returning place-winners, they would like to add at least three others in the top twelve this year.

INDEPENDENCE/GILMANTON	–	The	Indees	are	very	young	this	year.		8	of	14	wrestlers	are	freshmen.		I/G	has	only	2	seniors	and	1	junior,	
but	junior	Jayme	Olson	is	a	returning	sectional	qualifier	and	senior	Damien	Wood	is	a	two	time	regional	champion.		Besides	these	two,	the	
remainder of the team looks to “get their feet wet” and gain some experience.

KICKAPOO/LA	FARGE	–	The	Predators	have	two	seniors	in	Tyler	Daniels	and	Chris	Townsend	leading	a	team	of	talented	juniors	who	have	
the	potential	to	move	up	the	team	ladder	from	last	year’s	finish,	and	have	some	individuals	earn	spots	on	the	award	stand.

LA CROSSE CENTRAL – The Red Raiders are led by a very talented and experienced group. Freshman Ben Thornton at 103, senior Blade
Spindler	at	112,	senior	Cal	Thornton	at	135,	junior	Michael	Keilen	at	140,	senior	Addison	Lucey	at	160,	and	senior	Hunter	Lange	at	171	lead	
the way for this talented group.

LA CROSSE LOGAN – The Rangers are one of the original teams at the Bi-State Classic, and this year they come in with a young and inexpe-
rienced team. They will be led in the lower weights by returning palcewinners Kyle McKenzie and Stefan Jobe.

LAKEVILLE	SOUTH	–	Lakeville	South	has	a	handful	of	solid	wrestlers.		They	are	led	by	undefeated	10-0	seniors	Eric	Hansel	at	171	and	Zane	
Petersen at 215. Local coach Mike English and his team are pleased to be a part of this tournament for the 5th time and are looking forward
to a fun tournament for their team.

LANCASTER – The Flying Arrows bring in a very young team this year with only one varsity wrestler older than a sophomore. Senior Adam
Rice,	who	was	a	state	qualifier	last	year,	will	look	to	medal	this	year	at	Bi-State	for	the	first	time.		Don’t	count	out	Lancaster’s	freshmen,	who	
are hoping to make some noise as well.

LOYAL – The Greyhounds have a lot of experience on their squad, but unfortunately are coming up short on numbers. The team is led by An-
drew	Prusinski	at	215	who	has	made	the	second	day	twice	and	is	a	returning	state	qualifier.		Mitch	Pohlman	at	140	could	also	garner	a	medal	
and	is	a	returning	sectional	qualifier	for	Loyal.

MARSHFIELD – Seven seniors lead this team and are looking to place high in this year’s tournament. Leading the way are undefeated
wrestlers Torin Boernke at 140, Josh Shupe at 145 and Brad Dolezal at 160. Theya re all 11-0 on the young season. The Tigers won the
Cambellsport Invite this year by edging D3 power Coleman by 2.5 points. They also took home a second place medal from the Battle of the
Fox Kimberly Duals having suffered their lone loss to Minnesota power Owatonna. Daniel Barton at 135 and Justin Sterweis could also make
some noise in their respective weight classes this year.

MAUSTON – The Golden Eagles are thin on numbers as a team, but have four solid wrestlers who could do very well for themselves. Jason
Tomaloff	at	103,	Spencer	Davies	at	112,	Colin	Dolata	at	130,	and	Cameron	Dahlgren	at	145	could	each	find	their	way	to	the	podium	this	year.
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     MIDDLETON	–	The	Cardinals	field	a	full	team	this	year	and	may	find	several	individuals	medals	this	year.		Four	seniors	lead	they	way	filling	
     the weight classes of 152-189, but 8 sophomores in the lineup make it unlikely Middleton can challenge for a team award, but they should
     have plenty of success in this tournament.

     MONROE – The Cheesemakers are back with a very solid, hard working group of guys. The team is led by senior Dylan Schwitz, a returning
     state	qualifier,	senior	Nick	Walker	at	285,	sophomore	Kevin	Klopfenstein	at	125,	and	sophomore	Trevor	Gorr	at	215.		A	lot	of	solid	guys	on	this	
     squad, but not enough team depth to make a challenge for the team title. Still, it should be a good tournament for the Cheesemakers.

     MT.	HOREB/BARNEVELD	–	The	Vikings	return	with	a	competitive	team	this	year.		Fielding	a	complete	team,	they	should	see	improvement	as	
     a	team	this	year.		Ryan	Crum	at	103,	Sam	Kruse	at	130,	Matt	Berger	at	135,	Quinn	Faust	at	171,	and	Trent	Zander	at	215	should	be	in	good	
     position	to	make	the	medal	stand	and	perhaps	might	find	their	way	onto	the	stage.

     NEKOOSA/PORT	EDWARDS	–	The	Papermakers	bring	a	young	team,	and	are	lacking	in	numbers,	but	this	team	has	some	good	individuals	
     returning. Senior James McCrossen placed here a year ago and is 8-0 at 215 this year. Justin Tyne, Ben Ayres, Bruce Lamont, and Gage
     Ferkey are all looking to help this team push for a good showing.

     NEW LISBON – The Rockets will porbably take a step back from their Division 3 championship here a year ago. With three forfeits in their
     lineup and an overall lack of depth, they will have their work cut out for them. Still, there is enough talent in this lineup to push for a top 5 team
     finish	in	D3,	and	with	3	undefeated	wrestlers,	they	may	land	a	few	wrestlers	on	the	stage	as	well.		

     NEW	RICHMOND	–	The	Tigers	come	in	with	a	small	squad,	but	are	up	to	seven	seniors	from	none	a	year	ago.			The	definately	return	some	
     experience	this	year.		They	are	led	by	a	solid	group	of	seniors	who	will	not	let	the	Tigers	go	down	without	a	fight.		Seniors	Charlie	Gartner,	
     Jordan Aufderhar, Cody Chouinard, and Joel Neumann will look to make an impact as well as underclassmen Shane Blackman, Casey Schuh,
     Abe Anderson, Tanner Turany, and Grant Nelson.

     NORTH	CRAWFORD/SENECA	–	Zach	Miller	at	140	and	Jesse	Olson	at	152	come	into	this	tournament	after	a	succesful	first	part	of	the	
     season for themselves. This team is young, thin, and a little inexperienced, but they should grow as a team at this tournament and might turn
     some heads doing it.

     PORTAGE – The Warriors come over from the Badger Conference with some strong competitors across the board. They may struggle in the
     team	standings,	but	Hunter	Hayes	at	103,	Randy	Wade	at	160,	and	Nick	Lindner	at	215	should	find	a	lot	of	success	for	themselves	here	this	

     PRAIRIE	DU	CHIEN	–	Bi-State	would	like	to	welcome	coach	Clay	Koenig	to	his	first	year	at	the	Bi-State	at	the	helm	of	PDC.		The	Blackhawks	
     lost all of their State and Bi-State placewinners from a year ago to graduation, but return with 5 seniors in the lineup who are hoping to chal-
     lenge	for	individual	hardware.		In	addition	to	the	five	seniors,	there	are	also	5	freshmen	and	sophomores.		With	this	their	first	individual	tourna-
     ment of the season, the Blackhawks are anxious to be tested by the best.

     RICHLAND CENTER – The Hornets have some strength in the middle and upper weight classes this year. Nick Martin at 189 and Logan
     Schmidt	at	215	should	definately	lead	the	way	for	Richland	Center	and	may	be	up	on	the	stage	at	the	end	of	the	tournament.		

     RIVER VALLEY – The Blackhawks return four individuals who placed at last year’s event, and they will be complimented by some talented
     newcomers.		River	Valley	looks	to	improve	on	their	second	place	team	finish	last	year	in	Division	2,	and	they	may	just	have	the	squad	to	do	it,	
     although it will be a great battle for the Division title.

     RIVERDALE	–	The	Chieftains	are	young	and	only	have	one	senior	in	the	line-up.		However,	with	some	talented	underclassmen,	they	could	find	
     some	wrestlers	break	through	into	the	placement	rounds	and	find	success	for	themselves.

     ROYALL – The Panthers also are coming in with a young team this year, but they are looking to score some team points, Returning state
     qualifier	Christain	Moore	at	5-0,	Drew	Morelan	at	8-2,	and	Lucas	Johnson	at	9-1	are	looking	to	score	some	medals.

     SHELL	LAKE	–	For	the	first	time	in	many	years,	the	Lakers	enter	the	event	with	no	state	qualifiers.		They	still	should	do	well	for	themselves	in-
     dividually and will be respectable in the team standings. Seniors Tyler Anderson, Branden Anderson, Dan Cassel, Aaron Slinke, Marlo Fields,
     and Brian Marshall will lead the team and challenge for a birth in the second day.

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SOUTH SAINT PAUL – The seventh year for SSP. Solid key guy any time you have a returning state champ in your big stuff
with Joey Munos at 130, another anchor in Jesse Munos at 152. Andy Jackson should be big points at 125. Might be a sleeper to 5 team.

STRATFORD – The 2010 Tigers bring a nice mix of both youth and experience to the Bi-State Classic, paced by returning placewinners
Mark	Marquardt,	8th	at	152	and	Luke	Radke	5th	at	189	in	2009.		Supporting	his	team	in	spirit	will	be	3rd	place	finisher	Evan	Bohman.	All	
will be using the 2010 Bi State Classic as a barometer for the rest of the season, testing new weight classes. The Tigers were 3rd in D3 a
year ago, and have tradition on their side to stay in the top 5. 6 medals does that... go Tigers.

TOMAH	–	The	Timberwolves	with	three	medalist	back	from	a	year	ago,	with	top	finish	to	Tanner	Dworak	who	was	3rd	at	103.	Joey	Organ	
medalled	5th	at	140	and	Tyler	Vonhaden	7th	at	160...expect	all	three	on	the	stage..	and	competitve	at	several	more	weight	class.		They’ll	
finish	higher	in	team	standings	than	a	year	ago.		

VERONA – The Wildcats a little younger than past teams. To precord to senior Brian Woods at 135, but several guys with ten or 11 wins.
They	scrap	and	looks	like	they	could	earn	four	or	five	medals,	better	than	statistical	average.			168	medals,	54	teams	is	3.08	per	team.		We	
don’t	divide	them	up	in	tenths..	so	if	you	get’ve	had	a	good	tournament,	four	you	can	celebrate...	five	let	them	sing	on	the	bus	on	
the way home...six medals go ahead and brag.

VIROQUA	–	The	Blackhawks	enter	one	of	the	state	champs	in	the	event	with	Taylor	Henry	at	285.		Tough	weight	class	with	two	state	
champs	at	heavyweight	looking	to	do	battle	in	the	finals.		Fans	are	going	to	love	it....nothing	but	work	for	coaches,	but	you	can	bet	they	like	
that	kind	of	work.		Two	other	undefeated	in	the	McClelland’s	and	expect	a	strong	finish	from	the	Viroqua	crew.		Fourth	in	D2	a	year	ago,	
and	looking	for	that	trophy	finish	in	2010

WAUSAU	WEST	-	The	Vikings	wish	to	extend	a	warm	first	year	welcome	to	the	Warriors	led	by	Troy	Fabry.		Currently	ranked	fourth	in	D1,	
they	bring	a	solid	team	to	the	event	and	definitely	make	a	top	five	team	pick	from	this	handicapper.		Two	big	names	in	Joe	Umlauf	and	
Evan Knutson each with medals at Madison last spring, and coach impressed with Colin Bain. The team is off to a great start this season
with a 9-0 dual record and winning the Marty Loy Classic a couple weeks back. Watch for brothers Nate and Travis Hettinga to bring in
some hardwear along with Derek Epps.... coach says they are looking forward to a great tournament. Always nice to have another Wis-
consin Valley team in the event. Takes seven or eight medals to win it in D1, but they have the talent.

WEST	SALEM/BANGOR	–	Randy	Dammon	in	year	two	as	the	coach	of	the	W-Bee’s.	Cole	Kammel	and	Alex	Arentz	lead	the	team	with	
wins, but several guys above .500 and looking to chase that hardware. Good Luck to a young team... no all back in 2011.

WESTBY	-	The	Norsemen	have	two	big	names	with	a	BiState	and	State	Champ	in	Cody	See,	and	a	3rd	place	WIAA	finish	with	Austin	Not-
testad. Coach says a solid group of freshmen and a few accomplished upperclassmen, and Colin says he hopes they are able to increase
their	number	of	placewinners	from	2009.		I	think	they	will.			Top	four	finish	in	2009	might	move	up	into	the	trophy	position	in	2010.		Takes	
five	medals	to	do	it....go	Westby.

WESTON/ITHACA	–	25	years	at	Bi	State...they	have	been	around	this	event	a	long	time.		Big	name	in	Marcus	McCauley	who	was	2nd	
a	year	ago	and	Nate	Duren	who	was	a	state	finalist	in	Madison	last	spring.		Five	other	guys	way	above	.700	this	team	has	the	depth	to	
compete	in	D3.		They	make	the	top	five	team	pick...let’s	see	how	they	do.		

               Tournament director’s Top Five picks by division.
                                 Not in order, but potential to be in Top 5.

                  Division I                           Division II                         Division III
               Wausau West                             Ellsworth                              Stratford
                 Hudson                               River Valley                            DeSoto
	               Marshfield	                        Adams	Friendship	                        Weston	Ithaca
                 Holmen                              Caledonia MN                             Cashton
	          Bloomington	Kennedy	                    Cuba	City/South	W.	                       New	Lisbon