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Senior Nathan Kinneman and juniors Sebastian Larson and Zach Radkey-Pechacek have all been named to 2012-13 All-Big Rivers Conference wrestling teams.
Kinneman and Larson both earned spots on the second team while Radkey-Pechacek received honorable mention.
One of the biggest names in local wrestling history is coming back to coach his old team.
Kevin Black, the only four-time state champion ever at River Falls High School, has been hired as the Wildcats’ new head wrestling coach, according to school district activities director Rollie Hall.
Junior Sebastian Larson won an individual title at 170 pounds and four other Wildcats finished in the top four of their respective weight classes to keep their seasons alive at the WIAA Division 1 wrestling regional Saturday, Feb. 9 in New Richmond.
Junior Zach Radkey-Pechacek finished second at 126 pounds and junior Sebastian Larson took third at 170 pounds as the Wildcat wrestling team finished ninth overall at the 12-team big Rivers Conference/Dunn-St. Croix County Conference Challenge Saturday, Feb. 2 at River Falls High School.
Sebastian Larson wrestled to a third place finish and five Wildcats earned spots on the awards podium as the cats finished sixth in the Division 1 competition at the Northern Badger Wrestling Classic Friday, Dec. 28, and Saturday, Dec. 29 at River Falls High School.
Former Wildcat state champs and University of Wisconsin All-Americans Trevor Brandvold and Kevin Black did their best to represent the United States at this summer’s Olympic Games in London, but came up just short at the U.S. Olympic Wrestling Trials in Iowa City April 21-22.
Senior Tyson Bystrom won a championship at 195 pounds and five Wildcats advanced to the Saturday, Feb. 18, in Eau Claire as the Cats placed fifth as a team at the WIAA Division 1 regional tournament Feb. 11 in Chippewa Falls.
Wildcat senior Tyson Bystrom, left, battles Eau Claire Memorial’s Alastair Keys in the championship match at 195 pounds at the Big Rivers Conference/Dunn-St. Croix Conference Challenge Saturday at the high school. Bystrom came out on the short end of a 7-5 decision to place second, the Wildcats’ highest individual finish of the day.
Many of the top wrestlers in Wisconsin were on hand at the 27th annual Northern Badger Classic last Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 28-29 at River Falls High School, and the Wildcat wrestling team held its own by finishing 5th in the 12-team Division 1 competition.
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