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For The Record






Co-Head Coach Lewie Benitz




Coach Lewie Benitz
This is Lewie's 44th year as a coach of the Red Raiders. He arrived in Wisconsin Rapids in 1966 after coaching for one year at Menomonie High School. Lewie graduated from Boyceville High School in 1962. He then attended UW-Stout and graduated with a degree in Technical Education 1965. Lewie currently lives and teaches (part time) Driver Education in Wisconsin Rapids and will continue to be an integral part of our wrestling program. Lewie and his wife, Joyce, raised their three children. Scott and Shane coach at LHS while Vicki is a stay-at-home mom in Kewaskum, Wisconsin. Lewie is a member of both the Wisconsin Coaches and National Wrestling Halls of Fame. In 2005 he was honored as th State Coach of the Year and the national High School Federations Regional National Coach of the year, with Scott. In July of 2007, Lewie became only the second coach in Wisconsin to be inducted into the National Federation of State High School Associations Hall of Fame.

Lewie Benitz - Pete Poeschl - Dennis Nelson - Dave Glinecki - Shane Benitz - Scott Benitz




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