Kewaunee's Jack Severin won his second straight state championship at last weekend's WIAA Division 3 State Wrestling Tournament in Wausau, but it was not quite like his first.
For starters, the expansive Kohl Center was replaced with three separate sites for the different wrestling divisions, which included the high school gym at Wausau West for Division 3. COVID-19 protocols also limited how many people could come to watch and support Severin and his teammate Mitchell Thompson. Despite those changes, Severin says no extra motivation was needed.
Severin was undefeated during the wrestling season, but admits one of his toughest opponents was the refrigerator because of all the time spent at home because of remote learning.
In the end, Severin was just happy to have a season.
Severin will graduate this year before heading off to the University of Wisconsin-Madison to study accounting and wrestle. You can watch the full interview below.
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