The WIAC conference championships were held at Appleton West High School last weekend, and the Lawrence wrestlers finished impressively.Junior Tony Norton placed third in his weight class and sophomore Sam Laes rallied to fourth place. Senior Jack Peters and freshman Chris Gallegos both placed fifth, and sophomore Jeremy Reider won a few matches to finish at sixth place.
The Vikes were sixth in the team standings, right ahead of Oshkosh, with 43.5 points. UW-La Crosse won the championship with 147.5 points and seven first-place finishers.
There were hoards of fans to witness the event from all over the Fox Valley, and most of the Lawrence fans on hand were pleased to see our wrestlers compete the way they did.
Coach Dave Novickis looked content with the results as he finished his 12th season here at Lawrence. He has been named District Nine Coach of the Year three times and was the 1998 Great Lakes Regional Coach of the Year.