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KWCA Announces State & Academic Award Winners

03/14/2019, 3:00pm CDT

Award Winners announced

On Thursday, the KWCA announced the State Coach of the Year and Senior Wrestlers of the Year as well as the Academic Award honorees.

The Head Coach of the Year and Senior Wrestlers of the Year for each of the four classifications are voted on my KWCA member coaches at the conclusion of each respective state championship.  Congratulations to each of this year's winners.

6A Coach of the Year Bill Ross Derby High School
6A Sr. Wrestler of the Year Bubba Wilson Manhattan High School
5A Coach of the Year Cody Parks Blue Valley Southwest High School
5A Sr. Wrestler of the Year Wyatt Hendrickson Newton High School
4A Coach of the Year Cole Fredrickson Marysville High School
4A Sr. Wrestler of the Year Korbin Riedel Tonganoxie High School
3-2-1A Coach of the Year Mike Porsch Hoxie High School
3-2-1A Sr. Wrestler of the Year Dayton Porsch Hoxie High School


Also being released on Thursday is the Junior-Senior Academic Award (Formerly Senior Academic Award) and the Team Academic Championships.  

Congratulations to this year's winners of the Team Academic Championship

321A Shane Bird Oberlin Decatur Community High School STATE CHAMPIONS
4A Mike Juby Buhler High School STATE CHAMPIONS
5A Mike Medina St. James Academy STATE CHAMPIONS
6A Randy Lowe Blue Valley West High School STATE CHAMPIONS


Complete results can be accessed via the links below.

Junior-Senior Award   -   Team Award

The rest of the Post-season awards will be announced in the coming weeks.

Make sure to attend the KWCA Senior Classic: Battle of the Best on Friday, March 15 at the Kansas ExpoCentre in Topeka.  Matches kick off at 7:00 pm.  If you are unable to attend you can watch all the action via the KWCA Facebook page.

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