Pictured are individual weight champions, front row, from left, 98-pound Doug Branigan, River Falls; 105-Dwayne Harer, New Richmond; 112-Brian Henne, Hudson; 119-Nat Pope, River Falls; 126-Ron Johnson, River Falls and 132-Randy Rademacher, Baldwin. Second row: 138-Rick Langer, Ellsworth; 145-Bruce Webster, Ellsworth; 155-Don Boumeister, Hudson; 167-Gary Benson, Prescott; 185-Mike Foley, Ellsworth, and heavyweight, Steve Florer, River Falls (1974 River Falls Journal file photo)
Days Gone By: Middle Border Wrestling Champs 1974
Since wrestling became a Middle Border competitive sport in 1961, Ellsworth won the title eight times and New Richmond five times, while the rest of the conference was on the outside looking in.
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