Mary Kneeland Keyes


Cindy Chappell

Cheerleading for the Mineral Point Wrestling Program started in 1965. Mary Kneeland was a basketball Cheerleader when a few of the wrestlers asked if she would come and cheer at some of the matches. Not long after that, Mary became the full time cheerleader for the wrestling team. She went to every match and tournament. None of the other schools had cheerleaders, so when our boys weren’t wrestling, Mary would go and cheer for some of the wrestlers from other schools. She developed friendships with many of the people from other towns that remain to this day. Cindy Chappell eventually joined Mary as the second Mineral Point wrestling cheerleader.