LENA – Lena-Winslow/Stockton co-op wrestler Ian Kuehl is our new Athlete of the Week, sponsored by Rock Valley College.
Kuehl, who also was a dominant football player at Lena-Winslow, won a state championship as an individual wrestler last year and helped the PantherHawks win the 1-A team dual state title two years ago.
“It’s just cool to have your name in history and be a part of an undefeated team and first wrestling team to win a team state title, and to be able to be an individual champion as well,” Kuehl said.
Having a presence like Kuehl in the program has helped the team take big steps the past few seasons.
“I’m going to be sad to see him go,” head coach Kevin Milder said. “It’s been pretty nice to have your heavyweight guarantee yourself a win at dual meets. We’ll miss that. The individual success he’s had is great to watch.”
Before he’s finished on the mat, Kuehl hopes to add a little more hardware to his collection.