A graduate member of the Tomahawk High School Class of 2006, active in cross country, track and boys wrestling.
Alyssa earned twelve letters in twelve sporting events (four each in girls cross country, girls track and boys wrestling).
In cross country, she was a three time All Conference athlete and a member of four Lumberjack Conference championships, four sectional titles, and four state teams that placed first, second, fourth, and sixth overall. Adding to this list, Alyssa was named the 2004 Lumberjack Conference Runner of the Year.
She also met with success in girls track as she was a member of two regional championships and won three All Conference honors. She was First Team All Conference in the pole vault, First Team All Conference as a member of the 4 X 800m relay team, and Honorable Mention All Conference in the 800m. She was a two time state place winner taking fifth in the pole vault and a member of the 4 X 800m relay team that placed sixth at state her senior year.
As good an athlete as Alyssa was, it was in boys wrestling where she made history as a member of one conference and one regional team title. She was a three time All Conference athlete, three time state qualifier and a state finalist. Alyssa was the first female in the State of Wisconsin to win a conference title, the first female to make the boys state wrestling tournament and the first female to win matches at State as a sophomore and junior.
However, it was her senior year that Alyssa left a mark on Wisconsin wrestling when she made it to the state finals. Alyssa felt that she was an athlete and she wanted to be treated as one. She let it be known that females should know no limits in any parts of their lives. Alyssa had accomplished what many thought was impossible. She was the talk of the nation for her efforts.
After high school, Alyssa’s goal was to make the Olympic wrestling team. This was a goal that she knew would be difficult to achieve but one that she felt was attainable. Training for this goal began in Michigan but soon lead her to the Olympic Training Facilities in Colorado. Her preparation for achieving this lofty goal has included both US and International competition which has taken her all over the United States and the world. In US competition, Alyssa was a 2007 FILA Junior Body Bar Champion, second in 2008 at the US World Team Trials, third in 2009 at the US Nationals, second in 2009 US World Team Trials, 2010 World Team Trials Champion and 2010 US Open Champion, and a 2010 World Team member representing her country in Moscow,Russia.
In International competition she was third in the 2007 & 2008 Junior World Championships held in Beijing,China & Turkey, a 2008 New York AC International Champion, a 2009 Pan American Championship gold medalist in Venezuela, a third in the 2009 Sunkist Kids International Open, a 2009 New York AC International Open Champion, third in the 2010 Ivan Yarygin Grand Prix in Russia, a third in the 2010 Dave Schultz Memorial International and second in the 2010 Outstanding Ukrainian Wrestlers Memorial International Kiev, Ukraine.
She continues to train in Colorado and hopes to represent the United States in Olympic competition.