First-year West De Pere High School head coach Bill Lowney, standing, yells encouragement to sophomore Owen Maass during a 132-pound match in a wrestling tournament at Little Chute High School on Saturday, Dec. 1. Lowney won two state titles as a wrestler at Freedom High School in the late 1990s.
Winning - and winning a lot - has been in Bill Lowney's DNA since he latched onto wrestling as a young child growing up in Freedom.
Lowney went on to win two state titles in the late 1990s at Freedom High School and then became a two-time Mid-American Conference champion at Northern Illinois University in the early 2000s.
As the first-year head coach of West De Pere High School's wrestling program, Lowney has started to see positive results in the form of some victories accrued by the Phantoms in the early going. ...