Mineral Point, WI
Congrats to our #PointerNation podium finishers at the SWC/SWAL CLASH Conference tournament! 2nd place to Danny Pittz, Caden Carey, Logan Schmitz, and Riley Workman. 4th place to Wyatt Evans and Nolan Springer. The Pointers took 7th as a team.
2017-18 SWAL ALL-CONFERENCE WRESTLING
Mineral Point Wrestling was represented at the WIAA State Tournament by Caden Carey, Danny Pittz, Logan Schmitz, and Riley Workman.
The competition was held in Madison at the Kohl Center February 22-24.
Riley Workman placed 5th at 170 lbs.
Mineral Point Wrestling held its banquet Sunday, March 19 at Dodge-Point Country Club.
Captains: Kyle Juedes, Boone Schmitz, and Riley Workman.
Danny Pittz: Most Wins and Most Valuable; Mitchell Schaaf: Most Reversals; Caden Carey: Most Wins; Lucas Sanchez: Most Escapes; Riley Workman: Most Wins, Most Near falls, and Most Pins; Boone Schmitz: Most Wins, Most Takedowns, and Most Dedicated.
Cheerleaders, left to right: Riese Federman, Most Improved; Catarina Parks, Most Valuable; Simone Fitzsimons: Most Enthusiastic; Sierra Evans: Captain and Most Valuable; Paige Goodweiler: Most Dedicated, Captain, and Best All-Around; Megan Berg: Most Improved; Josie Lindholm: Most Dedicated.
Scott Graber Award: Nolan Springer
Front Row (L-R)
Josie Lindholm, Megan Berg, Simone Fitsimons, Sierra Evans, Paige Goodweiler, Catarina Parks, Riese Federman
Asst Coach Tim Swenson, Austin Heisner, Lucas Sanchez, Boone Schmitz, Logan Schmitz, Karsten Bakken, Mitchell Schaaf, Caden Carey, Daniel Pittz, Wyatt Evans, Manager Madison Bowers
Asst Coach Cory Sokol, Head Coach Scott Schmitz, Sawyer Wallace, Grant Sporle, Kyle Juedes, Noah Stanton, Kaleb Pilling, Riley Workman, Grant Rose, Kyle Vondra, Manager Brianna Lange, Manager Maddie Siegenthaler
Head Mineral Point wrestling coach Scott Schmitz added another accolade to his already impressive resume when, on November 4, he was inducted into the Wisconsin Wrestling Coaches Association George Martin Hall of Fame.
Joining him were Ben Askren of Wauwatosa, Marty Loy of Stevens Point, John Mesenbrink of Hartland, and Al Poser of La Crosse.
Scott is the district representative for the Wisconsin Wrestling Coaches Association, cadet director for the Wisconsin Wrestling Federation, and a member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame earning their Lifetime Service Award in 2013. He was elected WWCA Dist. 5 Coach of the Year 1995, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2009, 2010; Wisconsin State Coach of the Year 2002, 2003 and 2009; National Federation High School Coaches Association Sectional Coach of the Year 2003; WWCA Dist. 5 Rep. 1005-present; Junior National Freestyle Coach 1990-1996; WWF Cadet Director 2004-present; Head coach of the first Junior Dual team for the WWF 1994 & 95; and a member of the Al Bauman Mineral Point Wrestling Hall of Fame.
Scott is the middle/high school Physical Education and Health teacher at Mineral Point. Scott earned his bachelor’s degree in Physical Education with a minor in Health from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and his master’s degree in Administration from Olivet University in Chicago.
Reflecting in an article by Joelle Doye and The Democrat Tribune on the 50th anniversary of Mineral Point wrestling, he said:
“Schmitz said he will never forget being at the conference coaches meeting at the start of his first school year. He was sitting next to a man whom he didn’t know, and who didn’t know him. The man leaned over to Schmitz and said, ‘I wonder who the idiot is they got to take Bauman’s place.’ Schmitz didn’t say anything to the man, but the man quickly realized when Schmitz got up to be introduced as the new Pointer wrestling coach. Schmitz said the mystery man was Doug McArthur from Darlington, and of course since then, the two have become friends and he still has to remind McArthur of that moment from time to time.
Schmitz echoed all of Terrill’s and Bauman’s statements about who should deserve the real credit to keeping the program successful. ‘I came here and took a part time teaching job that was only supposed to last a couple years, but I knew there was nowhere else I wanted to coach. I was never in it for the money…I was in it for the kids,’ said Schmitz.”
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