April 5, 2012 at 8:29 a.m.
By CHUCK FITZER The 2012 wrestling awards for the Wildcats are shown below. Here are a few interesting facts about this year’s team: •The Wildcats sent seven wrestlers to the state tournament this year -- they sent just seven wrestlers in total to the state tournament from 2002 through 2009. •Junior Quade Zupko appeared in his third straight state tournament, the first Wildcat wrestler to do so in over 20 years. •Eighth grader Kyle Schoenecker appeared in his second straight state tournament. •Chase Kammerer carries on a family tradition in winning the Mr. Inspirational award – his brother Travis won it the last four years. State Tournament Placewinners Quade Zupko - Sixth Place - 138 pounds State Tournament Entrants Chase Kammerer - HWT, Bobby Sontag - 145 lbs, Quade Zupko - 138, Jonah Westbury - 220, Dylan Connell - 113, Joe Virga - 152, Kyle Schoenecker - 106 Academic All-Conference (Seniors only) David Barwin All-North Suburban Conference Kyle Schoenecker, Dylan Connell, Quade Zupko, Bobby Sontag, Mark Sontag, Joe Virga, William Pool, Jonah Westbury, Chase Kammerer All-NSC Honorable Mention David Barwin TEAM AWARDS Most Valuable Wrestler - Quade Zupko Rookie of the Year - Carson Velaski Most Improved - Jonah Westbury Most Dedicated - Quade Zupko Mr. Inspirational - Chase Kammerer Team Scholar Award - Joe Virga Captains - David Barwin, Chase Kammerer, William Pool, Mike Shaleen, Bobby Sontag Turkey Toss MVP - Dylan Connell Outstanding Wrestler Day One Hibbing Duals-Appetizer Award - Joe Virga “Mann” Award - Quade Zupko, Jonah Westbury, Bobby Sontag, Mark Sontag, Joe Virga, Dylan Connell INDIVIDUAL CATEGORY LEADERS Wins - Dylan Connell, Kyle Schoenecker -- 38 Most Team Points - Chase Kammerer -- 263 Most Takedowns - Kyle Schoenecker -- 101 Most Pins - Chase Kammerer -- 29 Most Near falls - Joe Virga -- 41 Most Reversals - Kyle Schoenecker -- 19 Fastest Fall Champ - Chase Kammerer -- 0:14 Individual Wins Leaders by Grade Level 7th Grade - Nathan Graeve 7 8th Grade - Kyle Schoenecker 38* 9th Grade - Dylan Connell 38* 10th Grade - Mark Sontag 27 11th Grade - Quade Zupko 36 12th Grade - Chase Kammerer 37* *Sets a new Chisago Lakes record 30 Match Winners Kyle Schoenecker, Dylan Connell, Chase Kammerer, Quade Zupko, Jonah Westbury 20 Match Winners Bobby Sontag, Mark Sontag, Joe Virga, William Pool
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