Forty-seven opponents tried, but none were successful.
Sheboygan North senior Aaron Rothwell capped off his high school career with an undefeated run to the Division 1 state title at 182 pounds, and he did so in dominating fashion.
Rothwell was nearly unscored upon throughout the year, and was never taken down in a match all season.
“He’s so strong and so fundamental,” North coach Jake Frias said moments after Rothwell won the state title. “He’s the only wrestler I’ve ever coached where I’ve had to go ‘full-go’ in practice or I get hurt.”
The Sheboygan Press Media All-Area Wrestler of the Year rolled to an 8-0 record in the Fox River Classic Conference, where he also earned Wrestler of the Year honors.
Rothwell, who will wrestle at the University of Pittsburgh next year, also won titles at the Nicolet Invite, Oostburg Invite, Lourdes Academy On The Water Classic and Sheboygan North Raider Invite, as well as regional and sectional titles.
Rothwell is joined by four seniors, eight juniors and a sophomore on the All-Area team.