Crandon Youth Wrestling sends eight wrestlers to stateSubmitted: 03/21/2019

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CRANDON - Crandon athletics always finds a way to compete at the state level.

This year the Cardinal youth wrestling program got the job done.

Eight young wrestlers qualified for the state meet in Madison this weekend.

Five of the boys are even state returners.

The Crandon community wanted to celebrate the team by sending them off in good fashion.

The wrestlers got a pep rally and a police escort through town.

Brett Palubicki says making it to state has been his biggest goal since the first time he hit the mat. 

"I am pretty excited. I have been trying the past six years to make it and I finally did this year. I am pumped, it feels pretty good knowing we have a lot of people proud of us," Palubicki said. 

The qualifiers are eight to fourteen years old. 

Wrestling coach Paul Cleereman says the future of Cardinal wrestling is in good hands because of these kids. 

"We've had a great year and have a great program. I am really excited. I think we got some kids who can make some noise down there. Like I said to the kids, get ready Madison, the cardinals are coming to town."

The boys will compete Friday and Saturday at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. 

We will share results over the weekend. 

Story By: Mazie Vincent

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