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KAUKAUNA — The 2023 Cheesehead Invitational wrestling tournament is set for January 6-7, 2023 Kaukauna High School in Wisconsin.  The first Cheesehead was held in 1999 and brings in some of the top teams from around the country.

The team from Simley, Minnesota returns as the most recent champion, winning back-to-back titles in 2020 and 2021.

The host team from Kaukauna will also attend.

Wrestling starts at 5:15 pm Friday and 8:30 am Saturday. Follow along on the Cheesehead Invitational website HERE.

All matches will be livestreamed on the Illinois Matmen website HERE.

Other confirmed teams include:

Amery, WI
Arrowhead, WI
Carl Sandburg, IL
Casteel, AZ
Chaparral, CO
DeKalb, IL
Desert Vista, AZ
Edwardsville, IL
Farmington, MN
Fennimore, WI
Freedom, WI
Grant, IL
Hudson, WI​
Kasson-Mant., MN
Kaukauna, WI
Lockport, IL
Marshfield, WI
​​Millard South, NE
Mineral Point, WI
Mukwonago, WI
Neuqua Valley, IL
Oconomowoc, WI
Pewaukee, WI
Ponderosa, CO
Prospect, IL
St. Charles East, IL
Saint Thomas, MN
Simley, MN
Smithville, MO
Southeast Polk, IA
Stoughton, WI
Waterford, WI
Warren TWP, IL
Wayzata, MN
West Bend West, WI
​Wisconsin Rapids, WI
Wrightstown, WI
Yorkville, IL
Yorkville Christian, IL

To see a past bracket visit www.trackwrestling.com and browse “cheesehead.”



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By Dan Plutchak

Dan Plutchak, born and raised in Kaukauna, is cofounder of Kaukauna Community News.