Sports Notes: July 11

July 11, 2011

Junior Indians wrestlers compete in national events

Two members of the Menomonee Falls Junior Indians wrestling program competed in the Northern Plains National tournament in June.

Matt Anderson competed in the 75-pound division against wrestlers from all over the Midwest and finished with a record of 2-2 in freestyle completion, narrowly missing out on a top six place. He was also 1-2 in Greco-Roman competition.

Austin Lasanske competed in the 70-pound weight division and finished fifth in Greco-Roman competition with a record of 3-2 while going 2-2 in freestyle competition.

Lasanske also traveled to Farmington, Utah, to compete in the USA National events. Austin finished with a record of 0-2 in Greco-Roman losing to wrestlers from Oregon and Idaho. Austin finished with a record of 1-2 in freestyle competition.

McMahon joins Purler staff

Menomonee Falls wrestling coach Jim McMahon has joined the staff of the Purler Wrestling Academy this summer. The Purler wrestling academy is the creation of Nick and Tony Purler who were both NCAA wrestling champions for Oklahoma State in the 1990s.

The Purler wrestling academy is the largest and one of the most prominent wrestling schools in the United States offering year round training for wrestlers in the St. Louis area as well as nationally.

McMahon recently traveled to Oregon to provide a week long training session for the top high school wrestlers in the Portland, Ore., region. McMahon is entering his 10th season of coaching at Menomonee Falls HS and his 24th season overall. In 2006, he was named District 7 coach of the year by the Wisconsin Wrestling Coaches Association.

Woosencraft battles heat to place at USTFA

Retired Menomonee Falls High School Principal Richard Woosencraft battled 80-plus degree temperatures and high humidity to take second in the shot put and third in the discus in the USTFA Midwest Regional Masters track meet at Carroll University in Waukesha on Sunday.

Woosencraft threw 36-9 in the shot for his place there and 119-8 in the discus. There were 15 competitors in the age 60-64 division. Woosencraft will next compete in the Senior Olympics at Milwaukee Pulaski on Sept. 17.

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