At the JCHS Winter Sports Program last night the following wrestlers earned 4-year varsity awards; Eric Hemmelgarn, Jesse Finnerty, and Conner Ray. Earning 3-year varsity awards include Alex Abbott, Donnie Miller, and manager Sydney Bost. Also earning recognition last evening included the 5 Semi-State Qualifiers for the Patriots. Alex Abbott-113, Conner Ray-126, Cory Robertson-195, Donnie Miller-220, and Eric Hemmelgarn-285. Senior Eric Hemmelgarn was also recognized as an IHSAA State Medalist earning a 4th place medal. As a member of the JCHS Wrestling Team, Eric has compiled a career record of 162-20, earned 3 state medals (3rd, 5th, and 4th), and won numerous tournaments including 2 Semi-State Championships, 2 Regional Championships, and 3 Sectional Championships.
Other awards earned at the program include;
Most Valuable Wrestler- Eric Hemmelgarn, Most Valuable Wrestler Junior Varsity- Carson Blowers, Most Improved- Andrew McShane, Bust-N-Tail- Levi Hummel, and Newcomer(Rookie of the Year)- Jacob Geesaman and Tyler Leonhard