Southern Door wrestling prepares for unique season

A newly expanded wrestling room came at the right time for the Southern Door wrestling team.

The program expanded its room to include an extra 42 feet of space to practice, something important as Southern Door and wrestling teams across the state try to make it through the pandemic with their season intact. Gone are the large weekend tournaments and multi-team duals that get wrestlers between 30 and 40 matches a year. WIAA rules allow teams to have single team duals once every seven days with the opportunity to get extra matches if the numbers allow. Southern Door head coach Jerry Englebert says practices, which started on November 23rd, also look a lot different.

For matches and practices, he says masks will be the biggest adjustment.

Despite all the changes, he is optimistic they will be able to get through the season,

Southern Door will have their first match next Saturday against state powerhouse Coleman on the road. You can listen to our full conversation with coach Jerry Englebert on our podcast page at


Picture courtesy of Southern Door Wrestling Club

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