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Since this forum for the past 5+ years has basically been a pick 'em board, I'm not sure how many people are actually out there. Probably not many. But it's an exciting time for WLT wrestling. It always has been to an extent. The conference has boasted some high-profile wrestlers who have gone on to do some impressive things. Most notably Dennis Hall who earned a silver medal in the '96 Olympics.

Beau Breske, a sophomore from Hartford may be the pound for pound best wrestler in the state. It doesn't look like anyone will touch him at 170. Side note: 170?! For a sophomore?! That's incredible to have the success he's had at the high of a weight. No one has done what he's done that high up on the scale. IF he wins four state titles, or even three, I would put that above what Germantown's Jesse Thielke accomplished (Four-time state champ with only one loss throughout high school).

On a team level, Oconomowoc has partied like it's 1998 again ('94-'98 to be exact). Now two-time conference champs, Oconomowoc swept the WLT titles this year, a feat never accomplished by the school since the WLT split up the dual and tourney champions in 2000. And this was done with two of Oconomowoc's returning state-qualifiers on the bench for the majority of the season.

No schools, unfortunately, are going to team state from the WLT. That's not surprising in the least, though. Individual state on the other hand...

Breske, as covered, will be a heavy favorite. WBE's Turner Pruett (132) and Jordan Gundrum (160) will have good chances to place on the podium. Gundrum more than Pruett, I would say. Pruett has a very tough weight class as two former state champs (Josh Bird and Robert Lee) will be fighting for the title.

Jon Goetz from WBW will be in the 170 division as well and could place in the top 6. Jake Fisher is a threat at 182 to be on the podium as well.

Richard Kuehl at 195 could return to state and be a threat, but he did get pinned in regionals and will have to turn it around in the next week to be a medal contender in Madison.

Oconomowoc's Brett Samson is in interesting case. He's a sophomore at heavyweight. Historically not a great combo. He's also weighing around 216. Again, not a good thing historically for the heavyweights. But who the hell knows? The kid is a machine and a top two or three place finish isn't out of the question.

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