Advancing from the WIAA Division 1 wrestling sectional that De Pere hosted on its mats Saturday, Feb. 16, to the individual state tournament at Kohl Center in Madison are four Redbirds. From left are seniors Tyler Turriff, Aaron Norwood and Isaiah Hayes and freshman Kyle Irmick. The state tournament starts Thursday, Feb. 21.
Chuck Tripp is a math teacher at De Pere High School, but the school's veteran wrestling head coach occasionally is inclined to get philosophical with his athletes.
Tripp has imparted quotes such as this in the wrestling room: "A warrior - through uncertainty, adversity, injury - obliterates hesitation and overcomes all doubt."
Much to the delight of Tripp, a number of his charges carried out what he preached going into the WIAA Division 1 sectional hosted by De Pere on Saturday. ...