Galesville, Wis. (WXOW) Wisconsin’s best high school wrestlers will be put to the test for three days starting Thursday in Madison for the WIAA State Individual Meet.
G-E-T/Melrose-Mindoro will have a strong contingent.
The Titans are sending six athletes to State, the most in the area and the second most in division two.
They’ve had to overcome some injury adversity this season as well.
But many of these athletes experienced individual or team state or both last year too.
So they’re tournament tested.
“Now I know what to expect on the mat. There’s a big crowd. I won’t get nervous. Now I know what it feels like. It’s not my first rodeo. I can show the experience,” said Julian Purney, who qualified for State for the third year in a row.
“We know what we want. Last year, making it to team state was really cool because it was the first time there. But you get there it’s the first time there, it’s a new experience. We’ve done it now. That’s the message to the team state. It’s like we’ve been here. That part of it is over now. Now we’re going to get excited and focus on winning,” said G-E-T/Mel-Min head coach Peter Peterson.
The action starts Thursday afternoon at the Kohl Center and wraps up Saturday night with the championships.