Roland-Story wrestlers recently held their annual banquet and awards presentation.
JV Coach Doug Sargent talked about the JV wrestlers and their improvement over the season, then Coach Leland Schwartz talked about the season, what improvements had been seen with the wrestlers.
This was a rebuilding year, plus with injuries at the start of the season and those at the end of the season filling all the weight classes was hard. Not having a full team at each match was hard but the team held its own. Some matches could have been won with the final score at some of the meets was a difference of 2-6 points that could have gone either way.
Schwartz then presented awards to the following wrestlers: the B-Line award goes to JV wrestlers that had made improvements from the last year to this year and went to CJ Tresemer and Wyatt Origer. Rookie of the year went to Jimmy Philipsen, Outstanding wrestler went to Koby Hassebrock. Most Improved went to Michael Schiemeister with honorable mention to Joe Hovick and Nick Wakefield. Ironman Award went to Jacob McCabe, Lucas Risdal, Caden Sporleder, Wyatt Origer, Saber Cory, Max Halstead, Nick Wakefield and Liam Scheuermann. The Pinning Machine award went to Koby Hassebrock who had 24 pins this season followed by Nick Wakefield and Liam Scheuermann with 21. Takedown King was Koby Hassebrock with 80 takedowns, followed by Nick Wakefield with 51 and Joe Hovick with 55. Voted by the team for Best Teammate was Max Halstead and the Hardest worker went to Koby Hassebrock.
The team finished the season with a 10-17 record and finished sixth in the conference. The seniors were thanked for their leadership this past season and wished well in their future endeavors. Juniors are tasked with stepping up to be the leaders for next year, encouraging the rest of the team to work hard building up their strengths and abilities to help the team. Up coming members of the current eighth grade will bring some wrestlers that could fill spots for the team. As in past years, the wrestlers will be attending wrestling camp this summer and all members are encourage to attend along with the incoming freshmen. A great chance of learning new techniques. At the end of the program Coach Schwartz was presented a plaque in honor of his 100th dual meet win.