Young team proves themselves on the mats in Bi-State tourney during the Christmas break.
Wednesday, January 2
Muskego Wrestling Coach Sean Fortmann was busy over the break along with his team, and the hard work of the season so far has paid off. Competing in the Bi-State Classic tournament in LaCrosse, the men on the mats showed that its youth wasn't going to limit its success. "This is an extremely competitive tournament with over 54 teams from Minnesota and Wisconsin," said Fortmann. "We walked away with two 3rd place finishers, Austin Quartullo (120 lbs.) and Connor Price (152 lbs). He said he was happy with the performance, as "Connor and Austin both wrestled and lost to arguably the best wrestlers in the whole tournament and yet came back to place third. Austin lost to a two time state champion 2-1 while Connor lost to a University of …
Coaching the youngest team he's had in years, Sean Fortmann sees a good future on the mats for the Warriors
After having great success with two state champions, Jordan Gruettner and Roland Dunlap, for two consecutive years, the wrestling program at Muskego High School is in a bit of a rebuilding phase, but for Coach Sean Fortmann, it's all good. "This is an extremely young team, but it's also been a group of extremely hard workers," he said. "We've taken our lumps but these kids have a great attitude and know that it's all about progress." Recently falling to Arrowhead and West Allis Central, Fortmann, in his seventh year with Muskego, said the team has learned to focus on the positives that come from each match, and "not to measure progress in wins and losses. We as coaches want to continue to make it fun, not that we want them to be OK with …