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Wrestling: Reagan named MVP; several also honored

March 30, 2011

Senior Ryan Reagan of Wauwatosa East was named the MVP of the Wauwatosa East/West co-op wrestling team this season at the annual banquet March 21.

Coach Kent Morin also announced several other award winners.

The Most Improved Award went to sophomores Sam Bertz (East) and Devine Burt (West). The Coaches Dedication Awards went to sophomore Max Nelson (West) and senior manager Kaleigh Wurster (East).

The Woodland Conference Scholastic All-Conference Award, the Tosa Wrestling Club Academic Scholarship and the Gordon Nieskes Memorial Scholarship all went to senior Aaron Sobieszczyk (East).

Four-year varsity letter winners were Reagan and Wurster.

Reagan moved up to third on the All-time Tosa Wrestling Career Victories list with 107 career wins. He is fourth all-time in career pins with 45 and sixth all-time in career takedowns with 175.

"Ryan had just an outstanding career, and his production will be sorely missed next year," Morin said. "There is no way that we will be able to replace his results with one wrestler." Morin also praised sophomores Bertz and Burt.

"Sam Bertz and Devine Burt came so far within the course of the season," he said. "Neither had any varsity experience at the beginning of the season, so for Sam to earn Honorable Mention All-Conference honors and Devine to take third at the regional tournament was incredible growth."

Morin said Nelson was one of the hardest workers this season and definitely the hardest worker on the team during the offseason.

"His dedication is going to take him to the next level," he added.

Wurster has been the varsity manager for the past four years.

"Frankly there is no way that we will be able to replace her next year," Morin said. "The amount of work that she did to help the team and coaching staff was amazing. She is a one-in-a-coaching-career manager that I will miss dearly."

Morin then complimented Sobieszczyk, who walked away with all the academic honors.

"It was such a pleasure to coach Aaron," he said. "The fact that he hauled in all the academic awards is no accident. He works very hard at balancing his school work with his athletics."

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