Coming off one of its most successful seasons in the past 15 years, excitement abounds in the Kiel wrestling camp. Just missing a trip to team state a year ago, coach Davin Horneck has a veteran squad that will be a force to compete with this winter.
The Kiel wrestling preview:

COACH: Davin Horneck (5th season)
2018-19 RECORD: 4-2 (3rd place) in Eastern Wisconsin Conference duals; 4th Place at EWC Tournament; One state qualifier.

2018-19 REVIEW: Andrew Schad made his second trip to state and medaled taking fifth place at 120 pounds. On the team side, Kiel won regionals and made just their second trip ever to WIAA Team Sectionals where they beat traditional power Campbellsport in the semifinals before losing 34-33 to Wisconsin Lutheran in the sectional championship. Individual sectional qualifiers, besides Schad, were: Max Schaefer (113 pounds), Elijah Sippel (132), Jose Capetillo (138), Alex Kleinhans (160), Jeb Sippel (170) and Jason Klauck (285). Seniors were Elijah Sippel, , Shirley Catalan, Dakota Reiss, Max Ramminger, Michael Endries and Cole Kienbaum.

2019-20 PREVIEW: Kiel returns 12 wrestlers and should contend in the Eastern Wisconsin Conference. Schad headlines the group with Kleinhans (170), a state qualifier two years ago also back. Caitlin Meyer (106), Schaefer (113), Decora (120), Ezekiel Sippel (138), Capetillo (145), Field (160), Cole Pence (170), Jeb Sippel (182), Isaac Vandermeer (195) and Wyatt Muehlbauer also are returnees.
Kiel should be able to fill almost all weight classes barring injury or illness. Defending EWC champ Brillion, along with traditionally strong Two Rivers and Chilton/Hilbert join Kiel in what should be a close race to the title.