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Super freshmen raise the bar
Monroe freshmen Kevin Klopfenstein and Aaron Hesgard have had standout seasons in their first wrestling seasons at Monroe. Klopfenstein (119 pounds) and Hesgard (103) have combined to win 52 matches this year and are gearing up for the Badger Conference tournament Friday and Saturday in Reedsburg.
MONROE - Aaron Hesgard jumps rope in a corner and Kevin Klopfenstein, with head phones on, paces as he listens to the rock band AC/DC to get motivated before a match. The Monroe freshmen duo may have various superstitions before a match, but fans can't argue with the success they have had on the mat. Hesgard and Klopfenstein have been friends since they first started rolling around on the mat with the Mat Rats in kindergarten. Wrestling is more than a sport for Hesgard and Klopfenstein. It's a family connection.