Two local wrestlers and their Coach were in Iowa recently for the USA Folkstyle Wrestling Nationals. Scott Pelot, who runs the X-Factor Elite program in DePere, said both area competitors finished among the top-8 in their weight class to become All-Americans.
Gauge (Gage) Schaus…is a 2nd grader in the Mishicot school system and wrestled in the 70 pound division. Thielen was in the 1-hundred-32 pound class. Coach Pelot tells WOMT Sports that the brackets are normally ‘loaded’ in those nationals at the University of Northern Iowa uni-dome.
Pelot has been taking youth wrestlers to Folkstyle Nationals since 2006. For more information about his wrestling training program and its’ staff, you can go to: x-hyphen factor elite wrestling.com.