MADISON, Wis. — A University of Wisconsin wrestler was killed in a vehicle crash in Illinois, according to police and the school.
Stickley joined the Badgers in 2015 and had a 21-14 record last season. He was an Ohio Division II state champion at 120 pounds in 2014 with a 50-3 record.
Stickley’s uncle is U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, an Ohio Republican who won two national championships at Wisconsin in the mid-1980s.
“The world lost a really good kid,” Badgers coach Chris Bono, who took over the program in March, told the Wisconsin State Journal.
The team is on break and wasn’t due to return to Madison until next week, Bono said.
“I think that’s when it’ll really hit home, when everybody’s together,” he said.