GRAND ISLAND – The Nebraska Scholastic Wrestling Coaches Association will be holding its 37th annual Hall of Fame Banquet and Special Awards recognition on Friday evening at 5 p.m. at Boarders Inn & Suites in Grand Island.
High Plains’ Logan Russell is the only local wrestler to earn an award, as he is the recipient of the Class D Guy Mytty Senior Award.
Here is a list of the awards that will be presented:
2019 NSWCA Special Award Winners
Vern Ekfelt Coach of the Year: Class A – Adam Keiswetter, Columbus; Class B – Brian Sybrandts, Northwest; Class C – Ed Schaaf, Broken Bow; Class D – Dean Boyer, Plainview.
Assistant Coach of the Year: Tim Messenger, Sandy Creek.
Coaches Wife: Mary Ann Tranmer, Winnebago.
Family of the Year: John and Colleen Sutton, Wahoo.
Guy Mytty Senior Award: Class A - Ladamien Sturdivant, Omaha Bryan; Class B – Jackson Nielsen, Blair; Class C – Joseph Reimers, Aquinas; Class D - Logan Russell, High Plains Community.
Media Award: Ross Halford, Huskermat.
Pinnacle Bank Scholarship: Class A – Ladamien Sturdivant, Omaha Bryan; Class B – Jackson Nielsen, Blair; Class C - Zach Rodger, Kearney Catholic; Class D – Joel Ostrom, Burwell.
McIntyre Watnam Award: Jay Helberg, Southwest.
Patron of the Year: Dr. Tim Garner, Burwell.
Norm Manstedt Outstanding Wrestler Award : Grady Griess, Northwest
Distinguished Service Award: Travis Stutzman, Referee; Paul Martinez, Referee.
Official(s) of the Year: Tony Cordova, Kearney; Travis Stutzman, Columbus.
New Official of the Year: Jason Hanson, Lincoln.
Dual State Champions: Class A – Millard South, Nate Olson; Class B – Blair, Erich Warner; Class C – Broken Bow, Ed Schaaf; Class D – Plainview, Dean Boyer.
Individual State Champions: Class A – Millard South, Nate Olson; Class B – Northwest, Brain Sybrandts; Class C – Valentine, Shane Allison; Class D – Plainview, Dean Boyer.