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Freshman spotlight: Kegan Gennrich

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With the start of official practices just under two weeks away, UWBadgers.com will introduce to you the newest members of the Wisconsin wrestling team by giving you a look at who they are off the mat. Next up: Hortonville, Wis., native Kegan Gennrich.

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Gennrich comes to the Badgers from Hortonville High School, where he was a state champion in his senior season and put together a stellar 148-25 record over four years for the Polar Bears. Kegan also finished third at state in both his sophomore and junior seasons, was the 2012 Post-Crescent All-Area Athlete of the Year and a 2012 FloNational All-American. Off the mat, Gennrich also played football in high school and was named all-conference in his senior season.

Favorites:

Athlete: LeBron James

Movie: The Sandlot

TV show: Workaholics

Sports team: Wisconsin Badgers

Food: Pizza

Place on campus: Memorial Union

Vacation spot: Cabin in Rhinelander, Wis.

Wrestler: Jordan Burroughs

Place to wrestle other than the UW Field House: Kohl Center


Questions

Why did you choose Wisconsin?: Strong wrestling program and I love the atmosphere in Madison.

First started wrestling: 4 years old

Most memorable match: State finals my senior year of high school

My favorite thing about Wisconsin Wrestling: The great teammates

Before each match I...: Pace a lot

In off-season training, I worked on: Hand fighting

Dream as a collegiate wrestler: NCAA Champion

What talent would you like to have: To be able to sing

Dream job/career: Rapper

Dream date: Mila Kunis

If I could live anywhere in the world, it would be: On the beach in California

If I could bring one thing from my hometown, it would be: The Twist (local ice cream place)

I can't live without: Naps, video games, music

Greatest invention of the last 100 years: Xbox

What is your greatest fear?: Spiders

What is your greatest achievement?: Wisconsin state champion and Post Crescent Athlete of the Year

Which fictional or historical figure would you like to meet?: Batman

Most famous person I've met: Greg Jennings

If I had a million dollars, I would...: Buy a very large house

 

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