West Delaware Holds Annual Wrestling Awards Banquet

The West Delaware wrestling and cheerleading teams were awarded Monday night at the annual awards banquet held inside the Hanson Auditorium. Both the wrestlers and cheerleaders received awards from the Iowa High School Athletic Association. The wrestlers received the “Excellence in Academic Achievement” Award for teams with a combined GPA of 3.0-3.24 with the team having a 3.05 GPA. The cheerleaders received the “Distinguished Academic Achievement” Award for teams with a combined GPA of 3.25-4.0 as they finished with an impressive 3.77 GPA.

Individual cheerleading awards were given as Katie Smith and Megan Harbaugh were awarded the Most Spirited Award. Hannah Hogan and Kinsey Gudenkauf were voted Most Improved, and the Big Sister, Little Sister Award went to Marin Woods and Hannah Hogan. Michaela Downs, Carly Gudenkauf, Emily Klein, Katie Phillips, and Katie Smith were awarded Academic All-Conference awards given to any junior or senior cheerleader with a Cumulative GPA of 3.5-4.0.

The Jeremy Shover Guts Club Award was given to wrestlers who attended all practices throughout the season. Wrestlers receiving this award were Alex Linderwell, Max Ridenour, Owen Ward, Nate Burns, Zach Meyer, Sam Phillips, Scott Taylor, Beau Vaske, Jake Voss, Connor Wickman, and Patrick Woods. The Rob Hatfield Coaches Award went to Zach Meyer and Reilly Ryan. The John and Dorothy Sill Most Improved Award went to Beau Vaske, Connor Wickman, Richard Heveron, Brent Lammers, and Sam Phillips. The Lee Logan Courage Award was awarded to Richard Heveron and Brent Lammers. The Captains for this season were Jake Voss, Patrick Woods, Sam Phillips, and Beau Vaske, and MVP honors went to Jake Voss, Patrick Woods, and Brent Lammers. Academic All-Conference honors went to Patrick Woods, Sam Phillips, Beau Vaske, Dallyn Putz, Reilly Ryan, Mason Steffen, Jake Voss, Brent Lammers, and Richard Heveron.

With the youth of this year’s team head coach Jeff Voss was very pleased with the effort the kids put in the room day in and day out.


With having a son wrestling in his senior season for the Hawks Coach Voss has become very attached with the other seniors and their parents.