(For week of 12/10/2018)
Junior Chase Redmond of the Rhinelander High School wrestling team earned the Nicolet National Bank Athlete of the Week. This past weekend Redmond finished in second place at 220 pound division in the Battle of the Bay that featured 25 teams held at Bay Port High School. As a team the Hodags finished with 136 points and placed 22nd/25. Redmond, who is currently ranked 9th (WI Wrestling Online) at 285 pounds in Division 1 faced several ranked senior wrestlers and would finish 2-1 to earn runner-up in a tough non-conference tournament. In the first round, Redmond pinned senior Jacob Price of East Troy in only 39 seconds. In the second round, Redmond would face 7th ranked senior Josh Keskinen of Pewaukee and would earn a pin at 3:26 to advance to the championship match. In the finals Redmond faced senior TJ Wiedman of Denmark who is honorable mention (WI Wrestling) in D2 at 220 pounds. Wiedman pinned Redmond at 2:27 to earn the title. Redmond had the best finish for the RHS wrestling team at the Battle of the Bay.