Hello Forest County Residents!
I would like to congratulate Zach Higgins and Isaiah Doane from the Crandon High School wrestling team for qualifying for the WIAA State Tournament. To celebrate the occasion I will be detailing the start of wrestling at Crandon High School. There was not a recognized wrestling team at the Crandon High School until 1971-1972 when Mr. Herman and Mr. Benkstein became the coaches of seventeen young men. The pioneer wrestlers took fifth place in the conference tournament (Crandon Yearbook 1972). It is surprising a team was not formed until the 1970’s considering the WIAA Tournament dates back to 1940 when it was held in Appleton, Wisconsin (http://wiwrestling.com/HS/indexhighschool.htm).