By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Mar 27, 2019 at 6:30 PM

South Milwaukee soon will be the home of a brand new bronze statue of professional wrestler and South Milwaukee native Reggie "Da Crusher" Lisowski. The statue will be unveiled during "Crusherfest," June 8-9, and the full schedule of the free event is here.

Today, I had the honor of attending the "pouring of Da Crusher" at Vanguard Sculpture Services, 3374 W. Hopkins St. According to its sign, Vanguard is "the best fine art foundry on planet earth." 

The statue will be made from nine molds, and the first three were poured today. OnMilwaukee took a FB Live of the entire experience (see below) but here are a few still shots from before and right after the pouring process.

It was pretty incredible to see the live experience which included what appeared to be the pouring of liquid fire:

Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.