Prep wrestling: Tigers look to upperclassmen for leadership

The Tigers have a handful of returning varsity wrestlers and will look to fill the remainder of their lineup from a large group of freshmen.
Northwestern’s Ian Smith, right, sticks out his tongue as he pins Bloomer-Colfax’s Brok McCann while standing up during their match at 195 pounds Thursday, Jan. 6, in Superior. Smith is among the upperclassmen who will anchor the Tiger wrestling team this season.
Jed Carlson / 2022 File / Superior Telegram
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Head coach: Tim Kaufman

Assistant coaches: Pat Trautt and Jason Vee

Returning wrestlers: Ian Smith, Tanner Kaufman, Tommy Brown, Devon Walker, Logan Jones.

What will be the team's biggest challenge this season?

Filling all the weight classes will be a challenge for the Tigers this year, coach Tim Kaufman said.


Coach's assessment

"We have great freshman numbers that will help fill the holes in our line up. (We have) great upper grades that have experience but really need to step up to make this team better," Kaufman said. "(Our) goal is to win conference and get four guys to the state tournament."

All three players scored their 1,000th career points on Tuesday night.

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