2016-17 Varsity Team

Front Row (L-R)
Josie Lindholm, Megan Berg, Simone Fitsimons, Sierra Evans, Paige Goodweiler, Catarina Parks, Riese Federman

Middle Row
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

Back Row
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

Pointer Pride

Front Row (L-R)
Sam Sennhenn, Abby Finley, Tucker Scullion, Jameson Steffes, Grant Schaaf, Finn Coogan, Tayte Hoffman, Calum Brunson, Tyler Ingwell, Clayton Nothem, Jace McReynolds, Kinzlee Eggers, Hudson Schaaf

2nd Row
Doolin Klinginsmith, Easton Brunett, Tatum James, Lance Miller, Sammy Springer, Thorin Vamstad, Kit Finley, Dane Hirsch, Boden Chambers, Tyler Vondra, Dane Novak, Ava Ingwell

3rd Row
Johnny Robinson, Mason Scullion, Lennon Ewert, Ethan Hook, Sawyer Dannenberg, Cole Pautz, Ryan Roelli, Braeden Gallagher, Owen Hook, Liam Carey, Gianni Filardo, Trigg Riley

4th Row
Jacob Dannenberg, Garrett Schaaf, Riley Sennhenn, Carson Finley, Keegan Wenger, Cole Ripp, Lucas Miller, Trent Culver, Cooper McGuire

Back Row
Colton Dochnahl, Luke Schubert, Taitin Riley, Jarvie Nafzger, Bryce Vamstad, Roen Carey, Kade Rule

Scott Schmitz Inducted Into George Martin Hall of Fame

Scott Schmitz

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.”

As MPHS Wrestler

  • Overall record: 87-24-1
  • Four year letterwinner
  • Conference Champ 1980 and 1981
  • Badger State Champ 1980
  • WIAA Regional Champ 1980 and 1981
  • WIAA Sectional Champ 1980 and 1981
  • WIAA State Individual Champ
    • 1980 Class C 132 lbs.
    • 1981 Class C 132 lbs.
  • WIAA State Overall Champ
    • 1980 132 lbs.
  • WIAA State Team Champ
    • 1980, 1981
  • Team MVP 1980 and 1981
  • Team Captain 1981
  • Wrestled four years at UW-Madison

As MPHS Coach

  • First season as head coach at MPHS 87-88
  • Team Conference Champs — 1988, 1995, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • WIAA Team Regional Champs — 17 times
  • WIAA Team Sectional Champs
    • 1995, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
  • WIAA Team State Champs
    • 2002, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2009
  • WIAA Team State Runners-Up
    • 2010, 2011
  • WIAA Individual State Qualifiers Coached–128
  • WIAA Individual State Place Winners Coached–95
  • WIAA Individual State Champs Coached–26
    • Mike Weber, 1988; Kevin Kinch, 1994; Clint Hurda, 1996; Jason Mester, 1997; Jason Mester, 1998; Gary Sullivan, 1998; Jason Mester, 1999; Gary Sullivan, 1999; Jake Hanson, 1999; Kolbi McReynolds, 2001; Zach Chambers, 2002; Josh Mester, 2002; Nate Chambers, 2003; Cory Sokol, 2003; Matt Gevelinger, 2005; Curtis Fiedler, 2005; Curtis Fiedler, 2006; Greg Burke, 2006; Greg Burke, 2007; Danny Sullivan, 2007; Cord Yager, 2009; Tucker Pittz, 2010; Dylan Schroeder, 2010; Tucker Pittz, 2011; Deven Walrack, 2012; Robby Chubb, 2013

Information Update

We will have info meeting Dec 19 after school and practice will start Jan. 3. Would like to have all paperwork in before Christmas break.  Anyone not in basketball can start on the Nov.14 with high school.

Youth Practice Schedule

  • Monday—Skills with Coach Sullivan
  • Tuesday—Drills with Coaches Carey, Riley, Spring and Nafzger  (also Pointer Pride Practice)
  • Thursday—Skills and Drills with Coaches Carey, Riley, Spring and Nafzger

2016 Belmont Platteville Wrestling Camp

When:  June 20 & 21 9:00-11:00 am K-5th grade

June 27 & 28 9:00-11:00 &12:00-2:00 pm 6th-12th grades

Bring your lunch for the day on June 27 & 28!!

**Camp features Mike DeRoehn who is Head Wrestling Coach of UWP

** DeRoehn is heavily involved in coaching at the youth and grass roots level.  Mike DeRoehn was named Head Wrestling Coach at UW-Platteville in June 2014.  In his first season, DeRoehn led Trent Larson to the first individual WIAC Championship for UW-Platteville since 2010.  The Pioneers went on to finish tied for third place as a team at the 2015 NCAA West Region.  This was the top finish for UW-Platteville since the NCAA instituted the regional format for wrestling.  Six student-athletes finished in the top six at the Regional, marking the most individual place winners the Pioneers have ever earned at the event. Furthermore, three student-athletes qualified for the NCAA National Tournament, the most in a season for UW-Platteville since 2007. In 2016, the Pioneers continued to improve with three wrestlers appearing in the finals of the WIAC Championship, the most since 2006.  Scott Arneson earned an individual WIAC Championship and was named Outstanding Wrestler of the meet. The team went on to claim third place outright at the NCAA West Regional and set a new school record with eight student-athletes earning a top six finish on the podium.  Five Pioneer student-athletes qualified for the NCAA Championship, the most in a season since 1998, as well as three team members earning Academic All-American honors.  

Where:  Belmont Schools Wrestling Room

646 East Liberty Street

Belmont, Wisconsin

Cost:  $25.00 for K-5th grade / $50 for 6th -12th grade

T-shirt including in camp

For more Information contact: Troy or Molly Weigel at mollydroessler@hotmail.com, or Jen Harms at jaharms@hotmail.com

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“SST” Camp Set For Summer

Many times the beginning wrestlers learn moves and holds in unrelated fashion, and there is no real underlying system or philosophy to the instruction.

This camp is different! It is designed to give the younger wrestlers the fundamentals that are critical for success, as well as teaching them a system. Wrestlers learn how to drill correctly. Wrestlers will also learn the vital importance of stance, hip position, and the techniques that all champions must have. Skills such as set-ups, proper leg attacks, finishes, and the front headlock will be mastered. However, because most championships are won on the feet, takedowns will be the main focus.

Hard Work Equals Success!

Contact Scott Schmitz at (608)-574-9564 or scott.schmitz@mp.k12.wi.us.

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