The 2012-13 season came to an end Sunday with the end of season Awards Banquet. Coach Larsen recapped a strange but successful season. Not once during the season was the team ever at full strength but yet managed a 2nd place MVC finish, 2nd in the Regional Tournament, unofficial Sectional Champions and sent 7 wrestlers to State. At the State meet 4 wrestlers finished on the podium; Dylan Winchel and Kyle Burkhalter were both 2nd, John Roddick 3rd and Tristan Zurfluh 4th. The team finished 10 overall out of 232 teams in the three divisions.
Recognized for awards were the following:
1st Team MVC – John Roddick, Mike Murnane, Kyle Burkhalter
2nd Team MVC – Tristan Zurfluh, Greg Skon
Honorable Mention MVC – Dylan Winchel, Brock Polohamus, Daniel Dawley, Chase Burnett
Sportsmanship Award – Corey Zimmerman
Takedown Machine Awards (60+ takedowns) John Roddick (69), Kyle Burkhalter (80), Michael Murnane (95)
Head Hunter Awards (15+ pins) Dylan Winchel (15), Greg Skon (15), Daniel Dawley (20), Chase Bernett (22)
100+ Wins – Dylan Winchel (104)
Finishing their careers were seniors:
Tristan Zurfluh – 89 wins, Mike Murnane 93 wins, Kyle Burkhalter 94 wins, Greg Skon 56 wins, Daniel Dawley 45 wins, Chase Bernett 30 wins, Dillon Erickson 17 wins, and JD Julson 2 wins.
Congratulations to all the wrestlers and coaches on another great season and we are all looking forward to 2013-14.
A SPECIAL THANKS TO THE “SPONSOR A WRESTLER” DONORS FOR 2012-13:
MAJOR THOMAS SMITH — MICHAEL TODRYK AND FAMILY — BRYAN AND TIA WINCHEL — MIKE MONTGOMERY, MICHELE SWOFFORD, DEREK MONTGOMERY — MICHELLE HYATT