Mineral Point High School inducted new members into the Al Bauman Wrestling Hall of Fame Friday, January 10 during the match vs. Boscobel.
Ralph & Janice Pittz
Ralph and Janice Pittz have supported Mineral Point Wrestling for almost 50 years. They were two of the original organizers of the Mineral Point Wrestling Club. They were the proprietors of the Dodge-Point Country Club where they held many Wrestling Club banquets.
Ralph and Janice’s sons Troy and Ted wrestled for Mineral Point and were both Conference Champions, MP Youth Wrestling coaches, and both sons were President of the MP Wrestling Club. Ted was also a State Champion and a member of the State Team Champions in 1980 and 1981. Their grandsons Tucker, Scott, Danny, and Curtis also had successful wrestling careers with Mineral Point. Ted and Tucker became the first Father/Son State Champions for Mineral Point (Ted in 1981 and Tucker in 2010 & 2011). Granddaughters Alicia, Morgan and Grace were managers, and Stacy and Reeva were cheerleaders for Mineral Point.
The entire family of Ralph and Janice Pittz continues to carry on the tradition of Mineral Point Wrestling by helping at tournaments, mentoring younger MP wrestlers, and supporting the MP Wrestling Club in any way they can.
- Mineral Point Invitational Champion 1985
- Iowa-Grant Invitational Champion 1986
- Conference Champion 1986, 1987
- WIAA Regional Champion 1986, 1987
- WIAA Sectional Champion 1986, 1987
- WIAA State 5th Place 1986
- WIAA State Champion 1987
- WIAA State Team Champion 1986
- Team Captain 1987
- Most Valuable Wrestler 1987
- Career High School Record 62-4
- Freestyle: Cadet State Champion 1985, Junior State Champion 1986 & 1987, All-American Junior Nationals 7th Place 1987
- Greco-Roman: Junior State Champion 1987, All-American Junior Nationals 4th Place 1987
- Head Coach Sully Buttes HS Onida, South Dakota 1996-2000
- Coached 16 State Qualifiers, 9 State Place Winners, 4 State Champions
- Conference Coach of the Year 1997, 2000
- Assistant Coach River Valley HS 2006-13
Greg and his wife Tammy reside in Suamico and have six children: Kimmi, Taylor, Kelsi, Brooke, Katie, and Zach.