2012 Ted Price  East Troy.jpgTed Price, son of Bob and Carol Price, grew up In East Troy the youngest in a large family where all six older brothers were successful wrestlers at East Troy High School, with each passing on their knowledge and inspiring the younger brothers to surpass their elders. The oldest son, Gary, who passed away in a drowning accident in 1979, was the first to try his hand at wrestling and introduced brothers David and Dan to the sport. The Price brothers became known as a rugged bunch as they continued to have much success in their careers. Each Price achieved milestones that had never before been achieved by East Troy wrestlers and continued to accomplish a little more than the brother preceding him. David was the first East Troy wrestler to place in the Sectional meet, placing 4th in 1970. Dan was the first East Troy wrestler to qualify for the WIAA State meet in 1971 while Bill became the first East Troy wrestler to place at State, placing 5th in 1976. Carl was the next Price to carry on the tradition of excellence and became the first East Troy wrestler to advance to the WIAA State finals, placing second twice in 1981 and 1982. After a runner-up finish in 1983, Dean became the first East Troy athlete to win a WIAA state title by winning a state title in 1984. Ted followed Dean?s footsteps but also achieved a "first" by becoming the first East Troy wrestler to go undefeated en route to posting a season record of 32-0 and winning the 167 lbs. WIAA state championship in 1985.

While Ted was also an All Conference linebacker while playing football at East Troy, he knew wrestling was his future at the college level. While earning a scholarship to UW-Parkside in 1985, Ted continued to achieve success and earned All-American honors three times, (6th, 1st, and 2nd ) while posting an overall record of 143-33-1. In winning the NCAA Division II National Championship in 1989, Ted became the first Parkside athlete to win a NCAA title in any sport and also became the first Parkside athlete to earn the prestigious NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarship in 1990. It was under Coach Jim Koch?s guidance that Ted began to contemplate a career in coaching.

After completing his teaching certification at UW-Parkside, Ted began his teaching and coaching career at Muskego High School in 1995. After being an assistant coach for a couple of years, Ted became Muskego?s Head Coach in 1998-99. While Muskego High School had always had a strong wrestling tradition, Ted continued to lead the Warriors to success as Muskego teams won conference championships in nine of his 14 years. In addition, Muskego teams coached by Price, won six WIAA Regional Team titles, five WIAA Team Sectional titles and qualified for the WIAA Team State Tournament five times. Individual success under Price?s guidance surpassed the team success as 58 Muskego wrestlers won conference titles, 67 wrestlers qualified for the WIAA State meet with 27 Muskego wrestlers placing in the top six at the WIAA State Meet. In addition, six individual WIAA state champions were crowned during Price?s tenure, including two-time champions Roland Dunlap and Jordan Gruettner.

Ted has been teaching U.S and World History at Muskego High School for the past 18 years and is still a respected Social Studies teacher at MHS. Ted has four children (Nick-19, Connor 16, Addison 13, and Ava 7) who are active in sports in Muskego.

In addition to the wonderful support Ted has received from his entire family, he would also like to acknowledge his gratitude to his high school and college coaches, as well as his college teammates. Ted also wishes to thank his many outstanding and dedicated assistant coaches during his tenure at Muskego High School, along with the excellent youth coaches in the Muskego wrestling club. Last but not least, he would also like to thank the Muskego High School administration for their outstanding support of athletics.