New London wrestling preview
Q&A with Nathan Krueger
By Erik Buchinger
The New London High School wrestling team will return four seniors to last year’s squad with a first-year head coach.
Head coach Nathan Krueger answered 10 questions about the upcoming season.
Year coaching the team: 1st.
Returning players (grade): Scott Cook (Sr.), Remington Steele (Sr.), Maddie Ruckdashel (Sr.), Gabe Oswald (Sr.), Jacob Hoier (Jr.), Kaine Herter (Jr.), Garrett Ruckdashel (Jr.), Jacob Hoier (Jr.), Brent Helsten (So.), Travis Kuhnke (So.).
Players to watch (grade): Scott Cook (Sr.), Remington Steele (Sr.), Maddie Ruckdashel (Sr.), Gabe Oswald (Sr.), Kaine Herter (Jr.), Garrett Ruckdashel (Jr.).
Team goals/expectations: Win our conference, and compete for multiple state berths.
Team’s strengths: Upperclassmen leadership.
Team’s weaknesses: Depth at the top and bottom of our lineup.
Teams to beat in conference: Green Bay United.
Biggest games on the schedule: Green Bay United.
What you want players to get out of this season: Work ethic, drive, and confidence that they can accomplish anything they put their minds to.
Why fans should be excited for this team: We have big goals, and we are going to show up every week. This team is going to surprise some people this year. We are going to wrestle with an attack mindset, which makes wrestling more fun to watch.