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Hudson 8th grader Derek Schindler displays his All-American medal and certificate after placing third at the ASICS USA Wrestling Folkstyle Nationals in Cedar Falls, Iowa April 3-5. Submitted photo

Eighth grader earns All-American honors

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Derek Schindler was just looking for something to do when he started wrestling as a fifth grader with Hudson Youth Wrestling.

When he reached sixth grade he joined the middle school wrestling team, and this past season as an eighth grader he posted an impressive record of 43-5.


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Bob Burrows
Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.
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