2016 Scholar Athletes Boys

2016 Scholar Athletes - Boys

Boys Division 1


Matt Stoll, West Bend West High School – 4.0 GPA

Varsity Letters Earned by Grade

Cross Country – 9, 10, 11 ,12

Track & Field – 9, 10, 11

Individual Sports Achievement

Track & Field – Sectional Champion 9, 10

Team WIAA Success

Cross Country – Conference Champion 10, 12

Cross Country – Sectional Champion 10, 11, 12

Times Named to All-Conference First Team

Cross Country – 2

Times Named to Varsity Sport MVP

Cross Country – 1

Track & Field – 1

Years Involved in Co-Curricular Activities

National Honor Society – 1

Drama Club – 1

Concert Band –

Essay

Many people have said to me, over the course of my life, that high school was the best time of their lives. An equal number of people have told me that those very years are the worst in their lives, and that everything gets better after high school. After going through high school myself I can only conclude that what made the difference for me was participating in athletics. Being a member of both the Cross Country and Track and Field teams has not only made my high school a positive experience but has actively shaped me into who I am today. The Cross Country and Track programs were very successful while I was competing, and being part of such a great team allowed me to see all the hard work the varsity athletes put into the sport and the drive the JV team had to work just as hard as those above them. This culture of hard work and effort not only made me a successful athlete but also showed me how to act in life. I learned to work hard for what I wanted and never give up until the end, no matter how difficult. My time as a role model for younger athlete and forced me to become what they could see in me, and so I owe my own character to those around me during my time in sports. I will continue to act as I have practiced throughout college and the rest of my life.


Noah Trimark, Kenosha Bradford High School – 4.00 GPA

Varsity Letters Earned by Grade

Cross Country – 9, 10, 11 ,12

Track & Field – 9, 10, 11

Individual Sports Achievement

Cross Country – Conference Champion – 12

Team WIAA Success

Cross Country – Conference Champion – 10, 11, 12

Cross Country – Sectional Champion – 10, 11

Times Named to All-Conference First Team

Cross Country – 2

Times Named to Varsity Sport MVP

Cross Country – 1

Years Involved in Co-Curricular Activities

Student Government – 2 (President)

National Honor Society – 2

Jazz Band – 3 

Civic & Community Activities

Badger Boys' State Delegate, CrossWay Community Church Worship Team, Camp of Life volunteer at Wilson Elementary School (Kenosha), performed with band at fundraisers for local community projects

Essay

Athletic participation has been one of the most profound and beneficial experiences of my high school career and has taught me many valuable lessons. During my sophomore and junior years, I was not the best runner on our Cross Country team, but my role as a top five runner was pivotal in my team's journey to state. I learned that every member of the team is important as we worked toward a common goal. Another notable experience from Cross Country is the friendships that were formed and strengthened. My closest friends are my teammates. These relationships were forged buy working through difficult conditions and physical stress and also by sharing fun and exciting moments together. One last way that Cross Country has helped me is through developing a good work ethic and perseverance. Cross Country is a difficult sport and those who are successful normally achieve that success through hard work and perseverance. My high school career was marked by countless hours of training in all weather conditions and fighting against mental and physical challenges. This perseverance through difficulty was rewarded by multiple state appearances. I am grateful for the experiences and lessons learned during my high school athletic participation and I am confident that these lessons regarding teamwork, relationship building and strengthening, and persevering through difficulty will serve me in all my future endeavors.


Matthew Munns, Madison West High School – 3.57 GPA

Varsity Letters Earned by Grade

Boys Volleyball – 9, 10, 11, 12

Boys Swimming/Diving – 9,10 ,11 ,12

Boys Tennis – 9, 10, 11

Individual Sports Achievement

Swimming/Diving – Conference Champion 9, 10 ,11

Swimming/Diving – Sectional Champion 9, 10, 11 ,12

Swimming/Diving – State Champion – 11

Tennis – Conference Champion 9 ,11

Tennis – Subsectional Champion 9, 10 , 11

Tennis – Sectional Champion 9, 11

Team WIAA Success

Volleyball – Regional Champion 9, 10

Tennis – Subsectional Champion 9

Tennis – Sectional Champion 9

Times Named to All-Conference First Team

Volleyball – 1

Times Named to Varsity Sport MVP

Swimming/Diving – 1

Years Involved in Co-Curricular Activities

Student Leadership Club – 1

Water Polo Club – 4

National Honor Society – 2

Biology Club – 2

Spanish Conversation – 4

Green Club – 2

Student Senate – 1

Pep Band – 1

Regents Leadership Club – 1

Civic & Community Activities

Volunteer at Annual Bratfest. Volunteer victim at Ski Patrol Training Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish Ministries Volunteer at Catholic Multi-cultural Center Dog Sitting, snow shoveling and lawn mowing for elderly neighbors Spanish Speaker with Elementary School students

Essay

Athletic participation has immensely contributed to my development as an individual and as a leader. Because of the constant encouragement of coaches, parents and my teammates combined with my own determination, I have relentlessly poured my heart into the sports I chose to pursue in high school. This mentality of striving for success has undoubtly carried over to my school work, jobs and just about every other aspect of my life. As an individual, I have become well aware of my talents and strengths, as well as my areas in need of improvement and this self-awareness has made me a more well rounded person. High school athletics has done more than enough in prepping me for the future. While being a three season athlete every year, I have overcome adversities such as injuries and illnesses, challenging class loads and the demands of multiple jobs to always add value to my team. As a team captain in each sport, I have learned to communicate and motivate my teammates as well as celebrate their personal and athletic accomplishments. Due to the skills learned on the court and at practice in high school, I will know how to be an effective leader working with peers in my future career and beyond.


Mason Stokke, Menomonie High School– 3.94 GPA

Varsity Letters Earned by Grade

Football – 10, 11, 12

Wrestling – 9, 10, 11, 12

Individual Sports Achievement

Wrestling – Conference Champion 10, 11, 12

Wrestling – Regional Champion 10, 11, 12

Wrestling – Sectional Champion 10, 11, 12

Wrestling – State Champion 11, 12

Team WIAA Success

Football – Regional Champion 12

Wrestling – Conference Champion 9

Wrestling – Regional Champion 9

Times Named to All-Conference First Team

Football – 3

Times Named to Varsity Sport MVP

Football – Defense 2

Football – Offense 1

Wrestling – 2

Years Involved in Co-Curricular Activities

FCA – 4

Skills USA – 1

Civic & Community Activities

Menomonie Recreation Department --- Youth programming: Football = Lil Punters, Flag Football, Developmentally Disabled "Super Bowl Party", Youth Camps - four years Menomonie Wrestling Club ---- Youth programming: Youth coaching, Officiating, Summer School class - four years Hospital Volunteer - working with children that are hospitalized Community Volunteer - cleaning homes after fires, raking leaves for the elderly, delivering meals on wheels - three years OTHER AWARDS & RECOGNITION TO CONSIDER: Wrestling - National Greco All American National Folkstyle 7-time All American Northwest Wrestler of the Year (Junior Year) Cross Face Academic 1st Team All State - four years Football - All State Academic 1st Team All Northwest Player of the year (Senior Year) John Anderson Linebacker Award (Best Linebacker in State) High School All American

Essay

Participating in athletics has taught me how to work hard, be disciplined, utilize teamwork and overcome adversity. For example, I was always at practice everyday, on time, and ready to go. Wrestling in particular, is a sport that required extra discipline by having to follow a specific meal plan throughout each season to maintain my weight. Football also taught me how to work with others and that one person cannot be successful without everyone striving toward the same goal. During my last game of high school football I was sidelined by an achilles injury and watched as the minutes slipped away and we lost the game. That injury carried over through wrestling and I missed a quarter of the season. This taught me to push through tough times and not give into adversity. But, the life lesson that impacted me the most, is learning to work hard. I learned the harder I work, the more successful I will be. During my athletic career I have outworked the competition with extra lifting, extra practice and seeking the help of more advanced athletes. I have always applied the same principle to the classroom. When exhausted after a long practice, I would come home and work extra hard on my school work. In my athletic career I have won many medals, trophies, and championships, but I have also gained so much more. I have learned that working hard, being disciplined, and persevering through tough times will help me in all aspects of life.


Boys Division 2


Daniel Pederson, Spooner High School – 4. 0 GPA

Varsity Letters Earned by Grade

Cross Country – 9, 10, 11, 12

Track & Field – 9, 10, 11

Individual Sports Achievement

Cross Country – Conference Champion 10, 11, 12

Cross Country – Sectional Champion 10, 11, 12

Cross Country – State Champion 12

Track & Field – Conference Champion 9, 10, 11

Track & Field – Regional Champion 10, 11

Track & Field – Sectional Champion 11

Times Named to All-Conference First Team

Cross Country – 3

Years Involved in Co-Curricular Activities

FCA – 3 (Leader)

National Honor Society – 2 (President)

Chess Club – 2

Badminton Club – 1

Barbershop Choir – 2

Civic & Community Activities

4-H - 3 years; Club President and Secretary Church choir - 4 years

Essay

Athletic participation has been a major factor in my development as an individual. Running has indubitably changed my life for the better by teaching me both how to push myself and how to get along with others. Just a few of the skills that have transferred from athletics to the rest of my life include improved concentration, formidable persistence, healthy camaraderie, sturdy confidence, gratitude in success, humility in defeat, and an overall sense of constant well-being. I know that athletics will continue to play a role in my future success. The well-being of an individual is a mix of physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual states of well-being. However, increased well-being in any one of these areas will help the others to improve. Athletics promote physical and mental well-being, but will help me emotionally and spiritually as well. I know that as long as I am well in all of these areas I will have success in any career I decide to pursue.

 

Austin Powell, Sauk Prairie High School – 4.0 GPA

Varsity Letters Earned by Grade

Football – 10, 11, 12

Wrestling – 9, 10, 11, 12

Individual Sports Achievement

Wrestling – Conference Champion 10, 11, 12

Wrestling – Regional Champion 10, 11, 12

Wrestling – Sectional Champion 10, 11

Team WIAA Success

Wrestling – Conference Champion 9, 10, 11, 12

Wrestling – Regional Champion 9, 10, 11, 12

Wrestling – Sectional Champion 9, 10, 11, 12

Times Named to All-Conference First Team

Football – 1

Years Involved in Co-Curricular Activities

FBLA – 1

Civic & Community Activities

8 mile walk for clean water- 3 years Feed my starving children- 4 years Volunteer Flag Football Youth Coach- 4 years Volunteer Wrestling Youth Coach- 4 years

Essay

High School participation has helped me immensely. It has taught me many important life lessons and character traits that have made me become a better person. Hard work, resilience, leadership, working with others, are all things I have learned from playing sports. The traits I have acquired from sports translate directly to the classroom. School is just like a sport, as it takes hard work, dedication and resilience to succeed, and because of this I have been able to excel in the classroom. The competitive drive that propels me in sports also propels me to become successful in life. Without any more competitions left to quench my competitive drive, the want to succeed in the world of business takes its place. There is no better correlation to sports than the world of business. To excel in the world of business, one needs to be hardworking, be able to work with others and can lead and adapt to the ever changing situations. Success in life is the ultimate goal as participating in sports is just practice to hone your capabilities and to gain confidence in yourself. I know exactly what I am capable of and what I can achieve if I put my mind to it. Playing sports has given me this confidence in myself and confidence is a huge key to success.

 

Lucas Scherr, Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau High School – 3.66 GPA

Varsity Letters Earned by Grade

Football – 10, 11, 12

Basketball – 9, 10, 11, 12

Track & Field – 9, 10, 11

Individual Sports Achievement

Track & Field – Conference Champion 9

Team WIAA Success

Basketball – Conference Champion 9, 10, 11, 12

Basketball – Regional Champion 9, 12

Basketball – Sectional Champion 12

Times Named to All-Conference First Team

Football – 3

Basketball – 4

Times Named to Varsity Sport MVP

Football – Defense 2

Football – Offense 2

Basketball – 4

Track & Field – 1

Years Involved in Co-Curricular Activities

National Honor Society – 2

Essay

My athletic participation has contributed very strongly to my development. After all the years that I have been playing sports, I honestly believe that they have made me the person I am today. They’ve enhanced my social skills with others, they’ve made me set and reach goals that I never thought I could have achieved, and they have prepared me for my future life after high school. I hope to take these lessons and morals that I have learned and put them to use in the near future. I have one more year left of my high school career and I plan on sticking to the goals that I still have yet to achieve. If I work hard to reach these goals, there isn’t anything that can stop me from being successful and achieving them.


John Maki, Mauston High School – 3.96 GPA

Varsity Letters Earned by Grade

Cross Country – 9, 10, 11, 12

Wrestling 9, 10, 11, 12

Track & Field 9, 10, 11

Individual Sports Achievement

Cross Country – Conference Champion 11, 12

Wrestling – Conference Champion 9, 10, 11, 12

Wrestling – Regional Champion 12

Track & Field – Conference Champion 10

Team WIAA Success

Cross Country – Conference Champion 9, 11, 12

Wrestling – Conference Champion 9, 12

Wrestling – Regional Champion 9

Wrestling – Sectional Champion 9

Times Named to All-Conference First Team

Cross Country – 2 

Times Named to Varsity Sport MVP

Cross Country – 1 (President)

Wrestling – 1

Track & Field – 1

Years Involved in Co-Curricular Activities

Student Council – 4

National Honor Society – 1

Badger Boys State – 1

Math Team – 2

Civic & Community Activities

Youth Wrestling Coach – 4 yrs

Essay

Athletics have taught me many life lessons throughout the years, such as integrity, leadership, and perseverance. My involvement in sports have contributed to my development and growth immensely, helping me become a much more rounded person. Athletics helped my growth as a competitor, transforming me from a young kid merely out to participate to a competitor with the desire to succeed for my team. Athletics taught me to take a stand in the middle of a challenge, helping me become a leader and assist my teammates so we could all achieve our ultimate goal.  Through many years of excruciating practices, the sports I competed in have taught me perseverance. Between cross country, wrestling, and track, I had to persevere to earn that extra point or beat that guy in front of me. Finally, one of the final aspects is my growth as a person. Often times, I would be chosen to lead the team in a run where the coach wasn't watching, which helped me gain integrity and do the right thing. To me, these skills truly entail what I wish to continue to be as a college student. For example, I feel that hard work and integrity will come into play in next year’s classes, where I now feel competent that I will make the right choices. As an aspiring teacher, I hope to bring to the college classrooms and my own classrooms these skills, while also teaching my students these skills that I am extremely grateful to possess.


Boys Division 3


Blake Cwynar, Darlington High School – 4.00 GPA

Varsity Letters Earned by Grade

Cross Country – 9, 10, 11, 12

Track & Field – 9, 10, 11

Individual Sports Achievement

Track & Field – Conference Champion 10

Track & Field – Regional Champion 11

Team WIAA Success

Cross Country Conference Champion – 9, 10, 11, 12

Cross Country Sectional Champion – 10, 12

Cross Country State Champion – 10, 11, 12

Times Named to All-Conference First Team

Cross Country – 3

Years Involved in Co-Curricular Activities

Concert & Jazz Band – 4 (Section Leader)

Conference Honors Band – 2

Tri-State Honors Band – 2

School Musical & Play 0 4

Student Council – 2 (Vice President)

National Honor Society – 2 (Treasurer)

Badger Boys State – 1 (County Sheriff)

Math Team – 3

Forensics – 2

Civic & Community Activities

American Legion Volunteer (Funeral Bugler/Taps Player) Holy Rosary Catholic Church Volunteer Local Fall Festival Volunteer Spanish Club - Cinco de Mayo Volunteer Cross Country Volunteer - Boosters/Relay for Life/Manor Visits NHS - Manor Bingo/School Fundraisers L.E.A.D. - Various Community Volunteer Wyalusing Camp Counselor Lifeguard Nature’s Gifts Greenhouse Volunteer (various work when needed) Solo & Ensemble Music Council 

Essay

My years as a student athlete have taught me lessons that I revere at a higher level than any information I have encountered while in a classroom. I have learned from sports the true value of determination, cooperation, and selflessness, and these characteristics play quite a significant role in my life. My day-to-day life has consisted of fairly selfless and determined behavior, and I have always gotten along well with others. Athletics, however, have honed and refined these characteristics; they have molded me into a much more scrupulous person. I have realized that nothing great in life can be accomplished without effective teamwork and determination. For the past three years, I was a member of our Cross Country team as we won the State Meet. I have never worked harder for anything in my life; looking back on it, every drop of sweat, every mile I ran was worth it. These feats were the result of immense self-discipline and cooperation by our team, and our efforts were rather fruitful. We ran for each other, not ourselves. I credit the appreciation I hold for my abilities and opportunities to one of my best friends. Watching her struggle through injuries and her determination to move forward made me realize that I must cherish and make the most of what I have while I can. I am incredibly thankful for my high school experiences. I will continue to put others before myself, and to be determined to succeed in all my future endeavors.

 

Brady Schoenecker, Cameron High School – 4.0 GPA

Varsity Letters Earned by Grade

Football – 9, 10, 11, 12

Basketball – 9, 10, 11, 12

Baseball – 9, 10, 11

Team WIAA Success

Basketball Conference Champion – 10, 11, 12

Basketball Regional Champion – 11, 12

Basketball Sectional Champion – 12

Times Named to All-Conference First Team

Football – 1

Times Named to Varsity Sport MVP

Football Offense – 1

Years Involved in Co-Curricular Activities

National Honor Society – 1

Boys Scouts – 1 (ASPL)

Youth Group – 3 

Essay

Athletic participation has truly taught me a lot about myself and life in general. Being on a variety of different teams, ranging from an undefeated basketball team this year to a zero win season in baseball my freshman year. This has given me both perspectives of a successful team and an unsuccessful team, and helped me to never take for granted the value of success. Throughout high school, athletics have really defined my character. I've learned the fine line between failure and success, and how one small thing in a situation can completely change the outcome. I've learned to give everything all of your effort, as you only have so long to do something, so you might as well get as good at it as you can. The most important thing I have learned though was, success absolutely does not come easy. It takes hard work and dedication to become good at something, but if you honestly care about it enough, the hard work becomes a lot more enjoyable knowing that there is something on the other side once you accomplish your goal. In the future, I will continue to pursue sports and weight lifting, as those are some of my favorite activities. I love being active and working out, and I acquired these interests through high school athletics. Because of athletics, I am and will be, a healthier, smarter and better person in general throughout the rest of my life.

 

Kevin Koski, Chequamegon High School – 3.89 GPA 

Varsity Letters Earned by Grade

Cross Country – 9, 10, 11, 12

Hockey – 9, 10, 11, 12

Track & Field – 9, 10, 11

Individual Sports Achievement

Cross Country Conference Champion – 11, 12

Cross Country Sectional Champion – 11, 12

Cross Country State Champion – 11, 12

Track & Field Conference Champion – 9, 10, 11

Track & Field Regional Champion – 10, 11

Track & Field Sectional Champion – 11

Team WIAA Success

Cross Country Conference Champion – 9, 11, 12

Cross Country Sectional Champion – 9, 10, 11, 12

Hockey Regional Champion – 9

Times Named to All-Conference First Team

Cross Country – 4

Times Named to Varsity Sport MVP

Cross Country – 2

Hockey – 1

Track & Field – 1 

Years Involved in Co-Curricular Activities

Student Government – 1 (President)

School Play – 4

Future Business Leaders of America – 4 (Vice-President)

National Honor Society – 2

Civic & Community Activities

DJ for middle school dances. Worked Sam Klein pond hockey benefit Worked clock and book for youth basketball tournaments Shovel Old Abe Veteran Memorial Participated in the St. Anthony de Padua's youth choir Raised money for the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Northwoods Bowl for Kids Sake Church lector and greeter

Essay

Sports have been extremely influential all throughout my life; from backyard games with the neighborhood, to state competitions, there have been numerous lessons that I have learned and that have helped develop me into who I am today. Mental toughness -- if there is one thing that I have learned from running up a steep hill, two miles into a race, on an eighty degree day, it is to stay mentally tough and not back down from adversity. No matter how challenging the situation I am faced with is, I feel that participating in athletics has given me the determination and ability to overcome it. A hard work ethic has been ingrained in me from the countless hours of grueling and demanding practices. Though I know that one day I will no longer play in a sport, I am confident that the numerous, invaluable lessons that they have taught me will stick with me for the rest of my life. In college, in my future job, and eventually in setting an example for my own children, I will utilize the same values that I have learned in sports to ensure that I do everything to the best of my ability. The final, and in my personal opinion the most important, value that I have learned in sports that has made an impact in my life is humility. I try to stay humble everyday, and believe that this characteristic will single handedly make the biggest impact on my life.

 

Garrett Groshek, Amherst High School – 3.68 GPA 

Varsity Letters Earned by Grade

Football – 9, 10, 11, 12

Basketball – 9, 10, 11, 12

Baseball – 9

Track & Field – 10, 11

Team WIAA Success

Football Conference Champion – 9, 11, 12

Football Regional Champion – 9, 11, 12

Football Sectional Champion – 9, 11, 12

Football State Champion – 9, 12

Basketball Conference Champion – 9, 11, 12

Basketball Regional Champion – 9, 11, 12

Basketball Sectional Champion – 9, 12

Baseball Conference Champion – 1

Times Named to All-Conference First Team

Football – 3

Basketball – 1

Years Involved in Co-Curricular Activities

Future Business Leaders of America – 4 (President

National Honor Society – 2

Spanish Club – 1 (Treasurer)

Musical – 1

Investment Club – 2

Civic & Community Activities

Volunteer official for youth flag football for 4 years. Also helped run the chains for youth football games. Coached youth flag football for 4 years. Coached youth wrestling 1 year. Camp advisor for Amherst youth basketball and football camps. 4 years for basketball and 1 year for football. Blood drive attendant for NHS last fall and last spring. Volunteered as a server for a community dinner.

Essay

Athletics has not only impacted my life but it has been my life for the last twelve years. I am twice the overall person I am because of my involvement in sports and twice as prepared for life after education. Every aspect of my life from academics to social life has revolved around my participation in athletics. For the rest of my life I will be able to use the skills I have acquired through my time playing sports and being on teams. I learned how to respect authority figures and future co-workers. Hard-work and dedication are instilled in my personality, along with understanding how to handle adversity because of all my time involved with athletics. The most important attribute I've learned in athletics is how to be passionate in everything I do, following Emerson's quote, "Nothing great has ever been achieved without enthusiasm."


Boys Division 4


Kellen Kravik, Bangor High School – 4.0 GPA

Varsity Letters Earned by Grade

Football – 10, 11, 12

Basketball – 11, 12

Track & Field – 9, 10, 11

Individual Sports Achievement

Track & Field Conference Champion – 9, 10, 11

Track & Field Regional Champion – 10, 11

Track & Field Sectional Champion – 11

Track & Field State Champion – 11

Team WIAA Success

Football Conference Champion – 11, 12

Football Regional Champion – 12

Football Sectional Champion – 12

Football State Champion – 12

Basketball Conference Champion – 11

Basketball Regional Champion – 12

Times Named to All-Conference First Team

Football – 1

Times Named to Varsity Sport MVP

Track & Field – 2

Years Involved in Co-Curricular Activities

FCCLA – 3

FFA – 2 (Secretary)

National Honor Society – 3 (Vice President)

Math Team – 3

Student Council – 2 (Vice President)

National History Day – 2

Civic & Community Activities

Badger Boys Representative La Crosse Chamber Youth Leadership Program Bangor Scholarship Foundation Bangor Rod and Gun Bangor Fun Days St. Mary's Church Youth La Crosse Interstate Fair Volunteer 

Essay

Regardless of what some people might think, athletics impacts an individual's life more than any other extra-curricular activity. Playing sports has created a lifestyle for me that I wouldn't change for the world, because I enjoy it so much. I first got involved in athletics because of my parents. They both played sports in high school and my dad continued in college. They influenced me to participate in football, basketball, baseball, and track, of which I ended up winning state titles in two. The fact that I participated in these sports enabled me to become many things, which I never would have been without athletics. It taught me responsibility, teamwork, and persistence. Above all playing sports has helped me learn from my mistakes and become a better athlete and person on and off of the court/field/track. If it weren't for being so involved in athletics, I might not be as responsible as I am today. I always had to make sure I had my priorities straight, and dedicated my time to my goals in life. One of my main goals, dating back to eighth grade, was to earn a track and field scholarship. When my shaking hand signed on the dotted line for a pole vault scholarship to Illinois State, I knew that this was one of my defining moments. There were many sacrifices I had to make in order to receive this offer, but in the end it was evident that it was time well spent.

 

Tanner Hudziak, Wild Rose High School – 4.0 GPA

Varsity Letters Earned by Grade

Football – 10

Cross Country – 12

Basketball – 9, 10, 11, 12

Track & Field – 9, 10, 11

Individual Sports Achievement

Track & Field Conference Champion – 9, 10, 11

Track & Field Regional Champion – 9, 10, 11

Track & Field Sectional Champion – 10

Team WIAA Success

Basketball Conference Champion – 9

Times Named to All-Conference First Team

Cross Country – 1

Basketball – 2

Times Named to Varsity Sport MVP

Track & Field – 1

Basketball – 2

Years Involved in Co-Curricular Activities

Class Officer – 4 (Treasurer)

Varsity Club – 4 (Treasurer)

Key Club – 4

FCA – 3 (Leader)

Math League – 3

High Quiz Bowl – 2

Rocket Club – 1 (Co-Founder) 

Civic & Community Activities

Wild Rose youth basketball tournament official, clock and book keeper: 2013-2016 7th grade boys basketball coach: Summer 2014 Filmed Varsity football games: Fall 2015 Concessions for JV and Varsity Football games: Fall 2012-2015 Bell Ringing for Salvation Army: Winter 2013-2016 Water Station for Wild Rose Fun Run: Summer 2013-2015 Math 24 proctor: Winter 2016 

Essay

When I began my athletic career I was just a boy, looking to let out extra energy all kids possess. Little did I know the impact athletics would have on my life. As the years progressed I learned what being an athlete meant, I had to hold myself to a higher standard than others. I made it a point of emphasis to treat all of my coaches with the respect they deserved and be a distinguished student in the classroom. Through this time I have gotten a persona that is both respected and successful. People look at me as a role model, I am not allowed to say and do whatever I want, I have to present myself as a virtuous citizen and I love it. My future holds endless possibilities and everyone of them is obtainable. Hard work competitiveness are the two largest aspects of athletics I will use the rest of my life. I am focusing the next chapter of my life on becoming a doctor and I don’t know of any other field that is more competitive to get in. They only take the best of the best and nothing less and my entire life I’ve striven to be the best I can be. There is nothing that has prepared me for the work and determination it will take more than athletics have. Sports are games and are suppose to be enjoyed, life is the big game and I will enjoy every second.

 

Ryan Asher, Elmwood High School – 3.80 GPA

Varsity Letters Earned by Grade

Football – 10, 11, 12

Wrestling – 9, 10, 11, 12

Baseball – 10, 11

Individual Sports Achievement

Wrestling Conference Champion – 12

Team WIAA Success

Wrestling Conference Champion – 9, 10, 11, 12

Wrestling Regional Champion – 10, 11, 12

Wrestling Conference Champion – 10, 11, 12

Wrestling Conference Champion – 11, 12

Times Named to All-Conference First Team

Football – 1

Years Involved in Co-Curricular Activities

Student Council – 4

FFA – 4

National Honor Society – 2

FCCLA – 4

Essay

Sports have definitely impacted my life more than any of the other activities that I have been involved with. I have had the opportunity to be a four sport athlete during my High School Career. Football is my favorite sports and I plan on playing it at UW-River Falls. In the winter, I wrestle for the Spring Valley-Elmwood wrestling team. I have been a part of some successful wrestling teams that have conference, regional, and sectional and state titles. My involvement in these four sports has helped me to learn time management skills. I have also learned that in order to be successful you have to put in the time and the effort. Hard work allowed me to be successful. For example, this past summer I spent a lot of time in the weight room and it helped me in my athletics but helped me to become more confident in other areas. I have learned how to work effectively and efficiently which will help me in my future career. Also the idea that hard work and dedication will help you succeed.

 

Logan Carroll, Pepin High School – 3.63 GPA

Varsity Letters Earned by Grade

Football – 10, 11, 12

Basketball – 10, 11, 12

Baseball – 9, 10, 11

Team WIAA Success

Football – Conference Champions 10, 11, 12

Football Regional Champion 11, 12

Football Sectional Champion 11, 12

Basketball Conference Champion 12

Baseball Conference Champion 9, 10

Baseball Regional Champion 10

Times Named to All-Conference First Team

Football – 1

Essay

Athletic participation has taught me many things in life. One of the main things that it has taught me is how to become a good leader. During my high school football career I played the Quarterback position on offense and the Safety position on defense. Being a QB and Safety you need to know just about every detail of every play and because of this if someone did not know what they needed to do I was the person they asked. Learning how to become a leader from athletics will help me excel in the jobs I want to pursue later on in life. Another thing athletic participation has taught me is how to react in pressure situations. Many sports involve situations where an athlete needs to make up their mind very fast. In the work force there will be times when a person needs to use the skill of fast decision making that they may have learned while participating in athletics. Athletic participation has also contributed to my development because it has taught me discipline. Being a student athlete means you have to show up on time to school or practice every day, which is very important when it comes to having a job. Athletics can help develop and improve many skills a person will use in their future.


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