WHS hands out awards and letters to winter warriors

Mark DeLap
Posted 4/12/23

WHS winter awards ceremony

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WHS hands out awards and letters to winter warriors


WHEATLAND – All the winter athletes from the 2022-23 season gathered in the Wheatland High School Auditorium to cheer on their peers as the annual winter awards ceremony took place March 28.

Awards and letters for each team:

WHS wrestling awards:

Jay Downes – Coaches grinders, Funk Award

Quincy Palmer – Coaches grinders, Mr. Reliable

Wyatt Fitzwater – Coaches grinders, manager letter

Waylon Milnes – Coaches grinders, varsity letter, smooth operator

Audrey Davis – Coaches grinders, varsity letter, Groundbreakers

Caden Davis – Coaches grinders, varsity letter, same species, grit master

Hayden Hocker – Varsity letter, same species

Jayden McDaniel - Coaches grinders, varsity letter, Groundbreakers, same species, most improved

Barak Bertoch – Honorable Mention All-Conference, varsity letter, same species

Savanna Metz – Coaches grinders, manager letter, keeper of coach’s sanity

Maxx Meyer – Honorable Mention All-Conference, varsity letter, same species, most inspirational, made of glass, most valuable wrester

Jenna Karr – Varsity letter, groundbreakers

Caleb Fredricks – Coaches grinders

Anthony Johnson – Coaches grinders

Jacob McDaniel – Coaches grinders

Tyrell Weber - Coaches grinders, varsity letter

Kael Gudahl – Coaches grinders, varsity letter, made of steel, most escapes

Cooper Meyer – Coaches grinders, Varsity letter, most valuable freshman, most falls, most wins, most near-falls, most reversals, most takedowns

Alex Kumelos – All-Conference, All-State, varsity letter, groundbreakers

WHS Boys basketball awards:

Letter Winners:

JP Anderson, Bryce Stenson, Lee Raser, Jacob Hyche, Nolan Hofrock, Aric Suko, Colton Halverson, Tagg Mickelson, Brock Peasely

Major awards:

Bulldog Spirit Award: Aric Suko

All Conf: JP Anderson

Hon Mention: Lee Raser

Chairman of the Boards: Jacob Hyche

Mr. Defense: Lee Raser

Most Charges: Colton Halverson

WHS girls basketball awards:

Letter Winners – Alex Paulson, Laynie Goertz, Brinley Heimsoth, Grace Battershell, Camryn Mickelsen, Annaliese Matthews, Kacey Otero, Macy Jones, Karly Jones, Lily Nichols, Jadea Graves, Lola Philo, Gavrielle Dawson, Ella Keil, Karley Adams and Jessie Graves.

Bulldog Spirit – Laynie Goertz

Pickpocket – Brinley Heimsoth, Camryn Mickelsen, Kacey Otero, Lily Nichols, Ella Keil

Dropping Dimes – Grace Battershell, Kacey Otero

Chairman of the Boards – Annaliese Matthews, Kacey Otero, Lily Nichols, Jadea Graves, Jessie Graves and Gavrielle Dawson

Brick Wall – Jadea Graves and Jessie Graves

High Hands – Lola Philo and Ella Keil

Charity Stripe – Ella Keil

Sharpshooter – Karley Adams

Beyond the Arc – Kacey Otero and Macy Jones

All-State – Lily Nichols

All-Conference – Lily Nichols and Jadea Graves

Honorable mention All-Conference – Grace Battershell, Kacey Otero

Records broken in 2022-23: Lily Nichols broke the most made 3s in a game with five, and Jadea Graves broke the season rebound record with 213 boards.

WHS cheer squad awards:

Cheer Letters – Mikayla Durland, Heaven Jenkins, Kaelyn Wessel, Bryanna Durland, Nichole Biggs, Gabby Negpen, Kayln Snook, Audrey Davis, Jolie Evans, Gavyn Oakes, Chelsea Martinez, MeKayla Garcia, Keagan Williams, Eternity Johnson, Alina Faustmann, Alice Soffia, Lucia Entrop and Sedra Bertoch

All-American Cheer – Mekayla Garcia, Jolie Evans, Nichole Biggs, Gabby Nepgen, Gavyn Oakes and Chelsea Martinez

Rookie of the Year – Heaven Elsom

Bulldog Spirit Award – Alina Faustmann