Mat Dogs honored at end of year banquet
By Greg Sullivan
Several Mat Dogs were awarded at Monday night’s year end awards banquet at Tequila Express in Madison.
Team captain Austin Sharp was presented the Outstanding Wrestler Award, the Coach’s Award went to fellow captain Kody Vaughters, state runner-up Nick Childers was recognized as 2008 MVP, the Academic Award was presented to Tyler Jensen and Jacon Akins and Wes East received the award for most falls with 40 on the season.
“This is the most talented team I’ve ever coached,” said Robbins, who handed out Monday’s awards.
Receiving senior plaques were Nick Childers who went 46-6 on the year, Vaughters who was 42-9, Sharp at 45-3, East at 45-5 and Jensen who had six varsity wins in his first season with the team.
Third year lettermen received letterman jackets. Those lettermen included Zach Yost who went 40-17 this past season, wrestling assistant Ashley Palmer and wrestling assistant Arianne Gautier.
Second year letterment were Ryan Childers who went 20-16 for the season, Kyle Palmer who had 16 varsity wins and Stiara Mathis who picked up four wins.
First year participants were also recognized at the banquet.
Those wrestlers included Jacob Akins, Dusty Mines, Mack McKenzie, Jared Rector, Chris Hunsucker, Brandon Rivers, Howard Childers and Robert Hutchison.