Mineral Point High School inducted new members into the Al Bauman Wrestling Hall of Fame Saturday, February 11 following the WIAA Super Regional.
Nate’s accomplishments include:
- Watertown Invitational Champion – 2003, 2004
- Badger State Invitational Champion – 2004
- Cheesehead Invitational Champion – 2003
- Conference Champion – 2004
- Regional Champion – 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
- Sectional Champion – 2003, 2004
- WIAA State Qualifier – 2001
- WIAA State Runner-up – 2002, 2004
- WIAA State Champion – 2003
- WIAA Team State Champions – 2002, 2003
- Most Valuable Wrestler – 2003, 2004
- Team Captain – 2004
- NHSCA All-American – 2000 (4th), 2002 (8th), 2003 (5th)
- Career HS Record – 165-22
- Current single season record holder for wins at MPHS with 50
Nate has served as the MP Middle School Wrestling Coach from 2007 to present.
Nate served as a Machine Gunner in the US Marine Corps from 2005 to 2013, including a seven month tour in Iraq from 2007 to 2008.
Nate served on the Mineral Point School Board from 2018 to 2021 and was School Board President from 2020 to 2021.
Nate and his wife, Brittany, reside in Mineral Point with their four children.
Bill and Chris Mester
Bill and Chris have been active supporters in the Mineral Point Wrestling Program since the early 1990s when their sons became involved in the youth program. They have provided rides to tournaments for young wrestlers for many years.
Bill served as President of the Mineral Point Wrestling Club.
Bill and Chris have been involved in many fundraisers for the Wrestling Club, including running the kitchen for varsity tournaments.
Bill and Chris have organized tickets for the State Wrestling tournament for Mineral Point fans since 1997. This has allowed Mineral Point to hold our seating section in the Kohl Center to the present day.
Bill and Chris have traveled to wrestling tournaments, both high school and college, all over the United States.
Their son, Brian, was a WIAA State qualifier in 1997.
Their son, Jason, was a three time WIAA State Champion in 1997, 1998, and 1999. Jason was also a two time NCAA Division 1 All-American for Central Michigan University, placing 5th in 2003 and 4th in 2004.
Their son, Josh, was a WIAA State Champion in 2002 and Runner-up in 2001. Josh also wrestled for Central Michigan and lettered in 2005.
Bill will always be remembered by wrestling fans for his famous chant, “We are the Pointers, the mighty, mighty Pointers!”
Chris will be remembered for playing the song “We are the Champions” for State qualifiers.
Bill and Chris reside in Mineral Point and have remained active supporters of the Mineral Point Wrestling Program for over 30 years.
Donald and Carole Wasley
Don and Carole Wasleys’ love for the sport of wrestling started over fifty years ago. Through the years, they were passionate supporters of the wrestling community. They enjoyed taking kids to tournaments, traveling to matches and being members of the wrestling club. Some of their best memories with their closest friends came from various bus rides to wrestling tournaments.
Don and Carole have four children. Cindy, Mark, Kevin and Kraig are all active supporters of wrestling. Mark, Kevin, and Kraig were all varsity wrestlers for Mineral Point and Cindy supported their journeys. All three boys are now in the Allen E. Bauman Wrestling Hall of Fame.
The love for the sport of wrestling lives on in the Wasley family with many of Don and Carole’s grandsons and great grandsons wrestling in various communities.
Don would be filled with pride to be a member of his group. He loved working hard to get his chores done to be able to follow the boys in their wrestling careers. Carole is honored to accept this nomination on their behalf.
Kevin started wrestling in fifth grade for the Mineral Point Youth Program. He was a three year varsity wrestler for Mineral Point from 1975 to 1978. Kevin was out most of his junior year with a broken ankle.
Kevin’s accomplishments include:
- Mineral Point Invitational Champion – 1975
- Badger State Invitational Runner-up – 1978
- Sectional Qualifier – 1976, 1978
- Captain – 1978
Kevin was awarded the University of Wisconsin Diabetic Clinic Comeback Award in 1976. Kevin has three daughters Jenny, Jackie, and Joan, and nine grandchildren. Kevin’s grandson Tarrin is a varsity wrestler and State Qualifier for Mineral Point. Kevin resided on the Wasley Family Farm in Mineral Point. Kevin has been a member of the Mineral Point Wrestling Club, and an active supporter of the Mineral Point Wrestling Program for over forty years.