Wrestler of the YearVince Taweel, Hammond
The 140-pound junior captured state, Class 2A-1A South and county titles for a third straight year in closing out the season with a 35-1 mark.
Coach of the YearRob Bowman, Glenelg
The Gladiators' six-year coach got plenty of mileage from his state qualifiers, largely due to the difficult tournament schedule and daily work in the practice room.
Senior 160-pounder Matt Bichner became Bowman's first state titlist and the program's first since 1997. Sophomore Dan Bichner placed second at 119, Brian Marcoux took third at 112 and Chris Stinnett finished fifth at 125 to give the Gladiators (10-5) a fourth-placing showing in the Class 2A-1A tournament.
First teamWeight Name School Class
103 Rob Eloshway Atholton Senior
112 Devon Gillett Hammond Junior
119 Dan Bichner Glenelg Soph.
125 Zach Halper Hammond Junior
125 Chris Stinnett Glenelg Soph.
130 Mike Montanez Centennial Senior
135 Jose Maldonado Hammond Senior
140 Vince Taweel Hammond Senior
145 Ryan Conroy Atholton Junior