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Hawks Wrestle Flat in Regionals

Feb. 16, 2009

The Hawks picked a bad day to come out flat as they finished third in the Racine Park WIAA Regionals. Although nine of 12 wrestlers qualified for the Sectionals, five of them will go in the number four position which is a tough spot to come in as you must face the champion from the other area Regional in the first round.

J.R. Lewis was the only champion for Greenfield as he improved his record to 37-1 for the season. His efforts were good enough to establish a new record for single season victories breaking the old record of 36 set by Terrell Morgan in 1999.

Matt Ostovich, Andrew Krueger, and Patrick Bruyette finished in second place and all have a shot at moving on to the state tournament in Madison.

Finishing in the number four spot were Steve Fisher, Taylor Wirtz, Steve Wirtz, Jake McClanahan, and Zach Stelse.

"The top two in each weight class will advance to Madison after this weeks competition which will be held at Racine Horlick on Saturday, February 21st. This will not be an easy task but if we work hard this week, I know many of these young men can get the job done...this includes our wrestlers coming in at the number four spot. The coaches have confidence in their ability and now it comes down to preparation and the right mental focus."

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