Wrestling is all in the family for BOLD’s Kieckers

Brothers Austin and Brady Kiecker aim for returns to the state tournament and sister Ava hopes to join them this year.

OLIVIA — Dan Kiecker isn’t quite sure how wrestling became a family sport.

Dan briefly wrestled as a kid but found his calling on the basketball court. But for three of Dan’s four kids — junior Austin, sophomore Brady and seventh-grader Ava — wrestling has become a family staple.

“I don’t know where they exactly got their talent from,” Dan said, “but it’s been fun watching them find success.”

Both Austin and Brady took up wrestling in preschool. Continue reading at wctrib.com →