Felsman_Blaine_17GMhofSM.JPGBlaine Felsman is in his 37th year as an elementary teacher and coach at Berlin, Wisconsin. During this time, He was head wrestling coach in Berlin (1978-1999) and head wrestling coach at Oshkosh West (1999-2005).
Blaine Felsman was born in Waupun Wisconsin, September 27, 1955 to Robert and Betty Felsman and is one of four children. His parents instilled the importance of family values, a great work ethic and being a responsible person. Blaine and his coaching staff always took pride in developing family values in the students they worked with and coached.
Blaine’s wrestling career began in 10th grade after being rescued from the sport of basketball by HOF coach David Rohrer who always taught the highest core values to all his wrestlers. He was a three sport high school athlete at Waupun in Football, Wrestling and Track, winning 10 letters. His college career took him to UW-Oshkosh where he played football and wrestled. He was a member of the 1976 WSUC Football Championship Team and a WSUC first team center. He took second place in the 1976 WSUC conference tournament and first place in 1977. Blaine became a two-time All-American wrestler at HWT for UW-Oshkosh. He graduated from UW-Oshkosh with a BA in 1980 and earned a Masters in 1998 from Silver Lake College. Presently, He teaches continuing education classes through North Dakota State University. Blaine had NFL and Canadian league tryouts and played Semi Pro-football for National Champion Delavan Red Devils.
Blaine took over the Berlin wrestling program in 1978 and coached there for 21 years. In 1999, he went to Oshkosh West and coached his son Brett. Over his career Blaine has worked with a host of top–quality assistant coaches and given them a great deal of credit in the success of the athletes they worked with.
Together, Blaine and these great coaches of influence notched 341 career dual wins. Blaine has been blessed to have worked with so many great student athletes through his years as a coach and an official.
Blaine has been a WIAA official since 1974 and an NCAA official since 1980. In 1986 Blaine became a member of the Fox Cities Wrestling Association. After coaching for 27 years, Blaine was selected to officiate his first individual state tournament, 2010, 2011 and state team tournament, 2015, and 2016. He has been a longtime member of Wisconsin Wrestling Coaches Association. He has served as District 4 Representative and was the WWCA golf–outing chairman.
Blaine’s motto over his coaching and officiating career has always been that, “winning or losing a
wrestling match isn’t going to be the best or worst thing that ever happens to you, but it’s how you deal with the outcome.”
Blaine is married to his wife Laura for 37 years. They reside in Oshkosh. He cannot thank her enough for her help, sacrifices, encouragement and support during his coaching and officiating career and throughout their married lives. They have 3 wonderful children. Brett, Kara, and Kelsey, all who have been an integral part of the wrestling journey. Blaine and Laura are very proud of their 3 children and their early success in life and strong work ethic. Blaine and Laura are also blessed with a beautiful granddaughter, Mallory.

Waupun High School
Wrestling Career Record 60-14-1 (34 Pins)
Three Year Varsity Letter Winner
Two time Conference Champion
Two time Regional Champion
Sectional Champion
State Qualifier

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Four Year Varsity Letter Winner
Selected Captain 2 years by teammates
Career Record 76-14-1 (36 Pins)
Wisconsin State University Conference Champion 1977
All District 14 Wrestling Team 1976-1977 (HWT) 1977-1978 (HWT)
Three time All-American - 1977 5th place, 1978 fourth place

Head Coach; Berlin High School (21 years)
Head Coach; Oshkosh West High School (6 years)
Overall Dual Record 341-63-2
8 Conference Championships (East-Central Conference)
6 WIAA Regional Championships
FVA Coach of the Year 2001-2002
62 Individual Conference Champions
46 WIAA State Qualifiers
24 WIAA State Place Winners

NCAA Official 1980-Present
WIAA Official 1974-Present
WIAA Individual State Tournament Official 2010-2011
WIAA State Team Tournament Official 2015-2016