Germantown High School Wrestling
"School History"

Germantown Wrestling "School Records - Top 10":

Top 10 "Career Wins":  (Stats date back to 1982)
1 - Jesse Thielke (2008-2011) - 186 Wins

2 - Isaac Riddle (2017-2020) - 169 Wins

3 - Mason Wheeler (2015-2018) - 142 Wins

4- Zack Szohr (2013-2016) - 137 Wins
5 - Cody Szohr (2008-2011) - 129 Wins

6- Waymon McNeal (2014-2017) - 126 Wins

7- Hunter Higginbotham (2011-2014) - 124 Wins
8 - David Drake (2006-2009) - 122 Wins
9 - Tyler Schiesl (2018-2020) - 120 Wins

10 - Erik Thompson (2001-2004) - 118 Wins
 



Top 10 "Career Pins":  (Stats date back to 1982)
1 - Jesse Thielke (2008-2011) - 128 Pins

2 - Hunter Higginbotham (2011-2014) - 85 pins
3 - Erik Thompson (2001-2004) - 75 Pins
4 - Joe Multerer (2008-2011) - 70 Pins

4 - Zack Szohr (2013-2016) - 70 Pins
5 - Eric Abel (2016-2019) - 67 Pins

5 - Matt Thompson (2001-2004) - 67 Pins
6 - Isaac Riddle (2017-2020) - 66 Pins

7 - Aaron Smith (1991-1994) - 65 Pins

8- Waymon McNeal (2014-2017) - 64 Pins
9 - Cody Szohr (2008-2011) - 62 Pins
10 - Danny Krause (2009-2012) - 61 Pins

10 - Andrew Seramur (2017-2020) - 61 Pins
 



Top 10 "Career Takedowns":  (Stats date back to 1982)
1 - Isaac Riddle (2017-2020) - 473 Takedowns

2 - Jesse Thielke (2008-2011) - 443 Takedowns
3 - Casey Gabrielson (1998-2001) - 270 Takedowns

4 - Mason Wheeler (2015-2018) - 224 Takedowns

5 - Tyler Schiesl (2018-2020) - 203 Takedowns

6 - Tyler Palzkill (2010-2013) - 201 Takedowns

7 - Tyler Baran (2010-2013) - 193 Takedowns

8 -  Waymon McNeal (2014-2017) - 192 Takedowns

9 -  Zack Szohr (2013-2016) - 189 Takedowns

10 - Brent Miller (2018-2020) - 186 Takedowns

 

 


Top 10 "Single-Season Wins":  (Stats date back to 1982)
1 - Jesse Thielke (2010-2011)  - 49 Wins

2 - Hunter Higginbotham (2013-2014) - 47 Wins
2 - Jesse Thielke (2009-2010)  - 47 Wins

3 - Isaac Riddle (2017-2018) - 46 Wins

3 - Jesse Thielke (2007-2008) - 46 Wins

4-  Zack Szohr (2015-2016) - 45 Wins
5 - Jesse Thielke (2008-2009) - 44 Wins

6 - Waymon McNeal (2016-2017)  - 43 Wins

6 - Brent Miller (2019-2020) - 43 Wins

6 - Isaac Riddle (2019-2020) - 43 Wins

6 - Mason Wheeler (2016-2017)  - 43 Wins
7 - Isaac Riddle (2018-2019) - 42 Wins

8 - Hunter Higginbotham (2012-2013) - 41 Wins

8 - Joe Multerer (2010-2011) - 41 Wins

8 - Ethan Riddle (2019-2020) - 41 Wins

8 - Tyler Schiesl (2017-2018) - 41 Wins

8 - Tyler Schiesl (2018-2019) - 41 Wins

8 - Erik Thompson (2003-2004) - 41 Wins
9 - David Drake (2009-2010)  - 41 Wins

9 - Waymon McNeal (2014-2015) - 40 Wins
10 - Casey Gabrielson (2000-2001) - 39 Wins

10 - Brent Miller (2018-2019) - 39 Wins

10 - Jack Pluta (2018-2019) - 39 Wins

10 - Zack Szohr (2013-2014) - 39 Wins
 


Top 10 "Single-Season Pins":  (Stats date back to 1982)
1 - Jesse Thielke (2010-2011) - 35 Pins
2 - Jesse Thielke (2007-2008) - 34 Pins

2 - Jesse Thielke (2008-2009) - 34 Pins

3- Hunter Higginbotham (2013-2014) - 31 Pins

4 - Hunter Higginbotham (2012 - 2013) - 29 Pins

5 - Joe Multerer (2010-2011) - 28 Pins

5 - Erik Thompson (2003-2004) - 28 Pins 
6 - Matt Thompson (2003-2004) - 27 Pins

6 - Zack Szohr (2013-2014) - 27 Pins

7 - Dominique Bennett (2016-2017) - 25 Pins
7 - Jesse Thielke (2009-2010) - 25 Pins 
8 - Mike Knippen (2011-2012) - 24 Pins
9 - Dave Becker (1987-1988) - 23 Pins

9 - Joe Dhein (2005-2006) - 23 Pins
10 - Dave Bassett (1990-91)  - 22 Pins

10 - Waymon McNeal (2016-2017) - 22 Pins

10 - Andrew Seramur (2019-2020) - 22 Pins

10 - Terry Stephan (1996-97) - 22 Pins
 


Top 10 "Single-Season Takedowns":  (Stats date back to 1982)
1 - Isaac Riddle (2019-2020) - 189 Takedowns

2 - Jesse Thielke (2010-2011) - 133 Takedowns
3 - Jesse Thielke (2008-2009) - 124 Takedowns
4 - Isaac Riddle (2017-2018) - 123 Takedowns

4 - Jesse Thielke (2009-2010) - 123 Takedowns
5 - Casey Gabrielson (2000-2001) - 122 Takedowns

6-  Ethan Riddle (2019-2020) - 114 Takedowns

7 - Isaac Riddle (2018-2019) - 86 Takedowns

7 - Kevin Tamboli (2016-2017) - 86 Takedowns
8 - Casey Gabrielson (1999-2000) - 81 Takedowns

9 - Tyler Palzkill (2012- 2013) -  78 Takedowns

10 - Tyler Schiesl (2018-2019) - 77 Takedowns




Germantown Wrestling - "Season Statistical Leaders":    

(Stats date back to 1981)

                        Wins Leader:                                                                      Pins Leader:                                                                           Takedown Leader:
1981-82         Bruce Mergener (25)                                                  Bruce Mergener (10)                                                                  Bruce Mergener (31)
1982-83        Mike Janz (23)                                                                    Ken Imig (11)                                                                                Mike Janz (28)
1983-84        Ken Imig (25)                                                                     Ken Imig (14)                                                                                 Rick Reith (47)                 
1984-85        Neil Tuttle (26)                                                                 Dave Becker (10)                                                                            Neil Tuttle (40)
1985-86        Mike Paschke (32)                                                          Mike Paschke (12)                                                                       Mike Paschke (51)
1986-87        Dave Becker (30)                                                              Dean John (21)                                                                              Dean John (59)             
1987-88        Dave Becker (29)                                                           Dave Becker (23)                                                             Dave Becker & Dan Chudecke (34)
1988-89        Mike Schmitt (20)                                                Mike Schmitt & Dave Bassett (10)                                                        Ryan Smith (39)          
1989-90        Clint Klepp & Doug Klepp (22)                                     Dave Bassett (15)                                                                         Clint Klepp (48)       
1990-91        Matt Kimball & Dave Bassett (31)                               Dave Bassett (22)                                                                         Doug Klepp (58)       
1991-92        Mike Edwards (30)                                                         Mike Edwards (20)                                                                            JJ Snow (50)      
1992-93        Mike Edwards & JJ Snow (25)                                          Aaron Smith (17)                                                                        Mike Edwards (37)       
1993-94        Aaron Smith (23)                                                              Aaron Smith (18)                                                            Bob Alexander & Aaron Smith (29)
1994-95        Tom Roskopf (29)                                                            Tom Roskopf (21)                                                                        Joe Bavlinka (50)         
1995-96        Joe Bavlnka (31)                                              Ross Mueller & Terry Stephan (21)                                                           Joe Bavlinka (72)           
1996-97        Ross Mueller & Terry Stephan (34)                             Terry Stephan (22)                                                                        Chad Snow (57)           
1997-98        Drew Foscato (27)                                                          Drew Foscato (16)                                                                   Deborum Henning (40)
1998-99        Casey Gabrielson (29)                          Casey Gabrielson, Josh Bailey & Jeremy Boehlke (14)                                  Casey Gabrielson (44)       
1999-00        Casey Gabrielson (33)                                                        Sean Lueck (16)                                                                     Casey Gabrielson (81)              
2000-01        Casey Gabrielson (39)                                                  Casey Gabrielson (20)                                                                Casey Gabrielson (122)           
2001-02        Jon Ozimek & Matt Thompson (31)                            Erik Thompson (21)                                                                       Jon Ozimek (47)           
2002-03       Erik Thompson (31)                                           Erik Thompson & Matt Thompson (19)                                                 Ricky Krause (60)  
2003-04       Erik Thompson (41)                                                        Erik Thompson (28)                                                                   Matt Thompson (66)   
2004-05       Joe Dhein (25)                                                                      Joe Dhein (14)                                                                           Sam Brown (37)        
2005-06       Sam Brown (35)                                                                  Joe Dhein (22)                                                                           Mike Krause (73)      
2006-07       David Drake (30)                                                              David Drake (13)                                                                          David Drake (50)    
2007-08       Jesse Thielke (46)                                                             Jesse Thielke (34)                                                                         Jesse Thielke (63)  
2008-09       Jesse Thielke (63)                                                             Jesse Thielke (34)                                                                        Jesse Thielke (124)
2009-10       Jesse Thielke (47)                                                             Jesse Thielke (25)                                                                        Jesse Thielke (123)
2010-11       Jesse Thielke (49)                                                            Jesse Thielke (35)                                                                        Jesse Thielke (133)
2011-12      Mike Knippen (38)                                                           Mike Knippen (24)                                                                         Tyler Baran (68)

2012-13      Hunter Higginbotham (41)                                     Hunter Higginbotham (29)                                                                 Tyler Palzkill (78)​​

 


Germantown Wrestling Coaches:  (Stats date back to 1962)
1962-63        Coach Goetz
1963-64        Coach Goetz
1964-65        Coach Goetz, Ron Erickson
1965-66        Coach Boeck, Ron Erickson
1966-67        Coach Boeck, Ron Erickson
1967-68        Coach Boeck, Ron Erickson
1968-69        Ron Erickson, Coach Rowe
1969-70        Dave Wyrwas, Phil Datka, Ron Erickson
1970-71        Dave Wyrwas, Coach Thompson, Ron Erickson
1971-72        Dave Wyrwas, Coach Thompson, Ron Erickson
1972-73        Dave Wyrwas, Coach Dalton, Ron Erickson
1973-74        Brent Allwardt, Coach Dalton, Ron Erickson
1974-75        Coach Dalton, Brent Allwardt
1975-76        Brent Allwardt, Coach Marohl, Ron Erickson
1976-77        Ron Erickson, Coach York
1977-78        Ron Erickson
1978-79        Ron Erickson
1979-80        Ron Erickson
1980-81        Ron Erickson, Coach Gallmann
1981-82        Ron Erickson, Coach Gallmann
1982-83        Barry Bernstein, Coach Gallmann
1983-84        Barry Bernstein, Coach Gallmann
1984-85        Barry Bernstein,  Jeff Cardinal
1985-86        Barry Bernstein,  Jeff Cardinal
1986-87        Barry Bernstein,  Jeff Cardinal
1987-88        Barry Bernstein,  Jeff Cardinal
1988-89        Barry Bernstein,  Jeff Cardinal,  Jeff Smith
1989-90        Barry Bernstein,  Jeff Smith, Coach John
1990-91        Barry Bernstein,  Jeff Smith, Coach John
1991-92        Barry Bernstein,  Jeff Smith, Jeff Cardinal
1992-93        Barry Bernstein,  Jeff Smith, Marv Lesch, Coach Sells
1993-94        Barry Bernstein,  Jeff Smith, Marv Lesch, Coach Sells
1994-95        Barry Bernstein,  Jeff Smith, Marv Lesch, Coach Roskopf, Coach Mayberry
1995-96        Barry Bernstein,  Jeff Smith, Marv Lesch, Coach Mayberry
1996-97        Barry Bernstein,  Jeff Smith, Marv Lesch, Coach Boehlke, Coach Scott
1997-98        Barry Bernstein,  Jeff Smith, Marv Lesch, Coach Boehlke, Dan Loberg
1998-99        Barry Bernstein,  Jeff Smith, Marv Lesch, Coach Boehlke, Dan Loberg
1999-00        Barry Bernstein,  Jeff Smith, Marv Lesch, Nick Becker,  Jeff Bartkowiak, Jeff Cardinal, Carlos Kuehn
2000-01        Barry Bernstein,  Jeff Smith, Nick Becker, Jeff Bartkowiak, Jason Boehlke
2001-02        Barry Bernstein,  Jeff Smith, Nick Becker
2002-03        Barry Bernstein,  Jeff Smith, Coach Mann, Coach Ward, Jeremy Boehlke
2003-04        Barry Bernstein,  Jeff Smith, Casey Gabrielson, Nick Becker,  Jeff Bartkowiak, Joe Frank
2004-05        Guy Powell, Joel Pence, Coach Schmoll
2005-06        Guy Powell, Joel Pence, Chris Weiss
2006-07        Guy Powel,  Joel Pence, Chris Weiss
2007-08        Chris Weiss, Mark McClellan, Coach Rufener
2008-09        Chris Weiss, Mark McClellan, Andrew Bavlnka,    
2009-10        Casey Gabrielson, Andy Helm, Clayton Neske, Mike Krause
2010-11        Casey Gabrielson, Andy Helm, Clayton Neske, Mike Krause
2011-12        Casey Gabrielson, Andy Helm, Jeff  Gillen, Mike Krause,  Joe Dhein
2012-13        Casey Gabrielson, Andy Helm, Mike Krause,  Joe Dhein

2013-14        Jeff Szohr, Mike Krause, Joe Dhein

2014-15         Jeff Szohr, Mike Krause, Joe Dhein

2015-16         Jeff Szohr, Mike Krause, Joe Dhein

2016-17         Jeff Szohr, Mike Krause, Joe Dhein

2017-18         Jeff Szohr, Mike Krause, Joe Dhein

2018-19         Jeff Szohr, Mike Krause, Joe Dhein

2019-20         Jeff Szohr, Mike Krause, Joe Dhein
 


Team Conference Champions:  (Stats date back to 1962)
1967 - Scenic Moraine Conference
1973 - Scenic Moraine Conference
1986 - North Shore Conference (Tie)
1987 - North Shore Conference
1997 - North Shore Conference
1998 - North Shore Conference
1999 - North Shore Conference
2000 - North Shore Conference (Tie)
2001 - North Shore Conference

2016 - North Shore Conference

 


Individual WIAA State Qualifiers:  (Stats date back to 1962)
1971 - Bob Leinss
1978 - Marty Wickman
1980 - Gerald Trester
1983 - Jim Lutz
1984 - Tim Seifert
1984 - Ken Imig
1985 - Neil Tuttle
1985 - Johnny Mueller
1986 - Mark Chudecke
1986 - Mark Paschke
1987 - Dean John
1990 - Clint Klepp
1991 - Dave Bassett
1991 - Doug Klepp
1991 - Matt Kimball
1993 - Mike Edwards
1995 - Tom Roskopf
1996 - Trent Gruenwald
1997 - Chad Snow
1997 - Jason Villalobos
1998 - Mike Barry
1999 - Jeremy Boehlke
2000 - Drew Foscato
2000 - Josh Bailey
2001 - Kevin Bolyard
2002 - Jon Ozimek
2002 - Jeremy Franke
2002 - Tom Erdahl
2004 - Matt Thompson
2004 - Jason Olejniczak
2006 - Joe Dhein
2009 - David Drake
2011 - Cody Szohr
2013 - Steven Asmondy

2015 - Zack Szohr

2016 - Zack Szohr

2017 - Waymon McNeil

2017 - Mason Wheeler

2018 - Chase Celichowki

2018 - Isaac Riddle

2019 - Jack Pluta
2020 - Joe Inga

2020 - Brent Miller

2020 - Ethan Riddle


Individual 2x WIAA State Qualifiers:  (Stats date back to 1957)
1979, 1980 - Dennis Oswald
1981, 1982 - Bruce Mergener
1987, 1988 - Dave Becker
1992, 1993 - J.J. Snow
1994, 1995 - Aaron Smith
1996, 1997 - Terry Stephan
1996, 1997 - Ross Mueller
1996, 1997 - Joe Bavlnka
1998, 1999 - Jason Boehlke
2001, 2003 - Ricky Krause
2010, 2011 - Joe Multerer
2011, 2012 - Danny Krause

2012, 2013, 2014 - Hunter Higginbotham
 

 


Individual 3x WIAA State Qualifiers:  (Stats date back to 1957)
1999, 2000, 2001 - Casey Gabrielson
2002, 2003, 2004 - Erik Thompson

 

 


Individual 4x WIAA State Qualifiers:  (Stats date back to 1957)
2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 - Jesse Thielke

 


WIAA State Place Winners:  (Stats date back to 1957)
1982 - Bruce Mergener - 5th at 126 lbs
1984 - Tim Seifert - 4th at Unlimited HWT
1984 - Ken Imig - 5th at 138 lbs
1986 - Mike Paschke - 6th at 167 lbs
1987 - Dean John - 4th at 155 lbs
1987 - Dave Becker - 4th at 138 lbs
1996 - Joe Bavlnka - 4th at 171 lbs
1997 - Ross Mueller - 5th at 160 lbs
1997 - Terry Stephan - 2nd at 275 lbs
2001 - Casey Gabrielson - 3rd at 119 lbs
2004 - Erik Thompson - 2nd at 152 lbs
2006 - Joe Dhein - 5th at 275 lbs
2008 - Jesse Thielke - 1st at 112 lbs
2009 - Jesse Thielke - 1st at 125 lbs
2010 - Jesse Thielke - 1st at 125 lbs
2011 - Jesse Thielke - 1st at 130 lbs

2014 - Hunter Higginbotham - 3rd at 285 lbs

2015 - Zack Szohr - 4th at 106 lbs

2018 - Isaac Riddle - 4th at 132 lbs
 

 


WIAA Wisconsin Wrestler of the Year  (Stats date back to 1957)
2011 - Jesse Thielke - State Champion at 130 lbs (4x WIAA State Champion Overall)


 


Germantown Wrestling "NCAA All-Americans":
1992 - Jeff Bartkowiak (UW-Stevens Point) - 4th Place
1993 - Jeff Bartkowiak (UW-Stevens Point) - 4th Place
2000 - Ross Mueller (Lawrence University) - 3rd Place
2001 - Ross Mueller (Lawrence University) - 3rd Place

 

 


Germantown Wrestling "Olympic Trial Qualifier / Olympians":
2012 - Jesse Thielke (Sunkist Kids) - Greco-roman 4th Place (60kilos) at Olympic Trials in Iowa City, IA