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HUSKY INVITE

HUSKY INVITE WRESTLING INVITATIONAL

Wrestled annually since 1963 the Husky Invite brings in some of the best wrestlers and teams from all across Wisconsin. Last year's tournament was record setting with three WIAA Team-State qualifying teams, six WIAA Individual State Champions, 27 State Place Winners, 53 State Qualifiers, and 144 Sectional Qualifiers from 2018 competing teams! The Husky Invite wrestles out to 15th place in an effort to provide quality and quantity competition for all teams! Our JV tournament utilizes five man brackets and the 2018 JV tournament had over 200 competing wrestlers!

COMPETING TEAMS IN 2019

Abbotsford/Colby,

Arrowhead,

Auburndale,

Baldwin-Woodville,

Blair-Taylor,

Bloomer/Colfax,

Cameron,

Chippewa Falls,

Cochrane Fountain City,

Eau Claire Memorial,

Eau Claire North,

Ellsworth,

Ladysmith,

Medford,

Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal,

Nekoosa/Assumption/Port Edwards,

New Richmond,

Phillips,

Pittsville,

Prescott,

Rice Lake,

Saint Croix Falls,

Spencer/Columbus,

Spring Valley,

Stanley-Boyd/Owen-Withee,

Superior,

and Whitehall


Congratulations to the 2018 Husky Invite Champions and D-II State Runner-Ups Ellsworth Panthers!

Congratulations to 2018 Husky Invite Runner-Up and D-III Team State Qualifiers St. Croix Falls!

Congratulations to the 2018 Husky Invite 5th Place Team and D-I Team State Qualifiers Arrowhead!

Congrats to 2X Husky Invite Champion and STATE CHAMPION Blaine Brenner of Stanley-Boyd/Owen-Withee!

Blaine is a 2X Husky Invite Champion (#106 in 2017, #113 in 2018) Blaine defeated Mason Will of St. Croix Falls with a win by fall in 1:01 to win the 2018 Husky Invite and won the Division-II #106 State Championship by fall over Caleb Meunier (Winneconne) (Fall 1:21)

Congrats to STATE CHAMPION Tanner Gerber of Cameron!

In the 2018 Husky Invite finals at #106 Tanner defeated Luke Theamert (Saint Croix Falls), (Dec 9-3) and won a state title with a 6-3 win by decision over Remington Bontreger of Lancaster to finish the season as the D-III 106 lb state champion!

Congrats to STATE CHAMPION Jacek Nickowski of Baldwin-Woodville!

At the 2018 Husky Invite Jacek Nickowski defeated state place-winner Trent Vollendorf (Ladysmith), (Dec 6-4) to win the #126 title and capped off an undefeated season with a 7-4 win by decision over Colby McHugh of Freedom to win the 120 lb D-II State Championship!

Congratulations to STATE CHAMPION Kole Marko of St. Croix Falls!

Kole placed second at the 2018 Husky Invite with a hard fought 5-4 loss to Charlie Stuhl of Ellsworth in the #138 finals. At this year's state tournament he battled his way to the top of the podium winning the state championship with a 11-9 decision over Reid Olson of Cumberland!

Congratulations to 3X STATE CHAMPION Keegan O' Toole of Arrowhead!

Keegan did not compete at the 2018 Husky Invite but won his third state championship with a 16-3 win by major decision over Stoughton's Luke Mechler in the Division 1 #145 final. Keegan is currently the #1 ranked wrestler in the nation at his weight class (Flowrestling)!

Congratulations to 2X STATE CHAMPION Josh Otto of Arrowhead!

Josh won the 2018 Husky Invite with a 13-5 major decision over Hunter Grimm of Pittsville. He defeated Kalyn Jahn of Holmen by a 11-3 score to win his second state championship! Josh will be competing for the Wisconsin Badger Wrestling Team next season!

Congrats to STATE CHAMPION Jake RAU of Medford!

Jake won the 2018 Husky Invite Title at #220 with a 1-0 win by decision over Logan Peterson of Ellsworth. In the State finals he won a 4-2 decision over Jackson Linsmeier of Valders to win the D-II State Championship at #220!