Brock Luthens went 36-5 this year. 4 out of 5 losses were to state entrants this year and 3 of those wrestlers placed in state. He has 12 pins on the year along with 2 technical falls and 10 major decisions. He put people on their backs 57 times this year without giving up any back points to his opponents. A great season for Brock and was an important part of our 18 wins this season. I’d like to nominate Brock Luthens for the All-Mustang award. As a wrestler for the Hutch/BLHS wrestling team Brock finished the year with 39 wins and only 7 losses. Brock was one of the top wrestlers at 106 in the Wright County Conference. Brock was rated as high as 4th in the state and was the number one seed at the section tournament. It takes a lot of commitment to get on a van and travel up to Hutchinson every day for practice. Brock was a dedicated member of the team. He was a leader on the mat and in the practice room. Once a week after practice Brock also volunteered to help with the elementary practices in Hector.
Ashley Petersen was a valuable gymnast to our team this season. Although this was my first season coaching her, I can see what a great person and athlete she truly is. She competed Varsity all around for us and was consistently the highest scoring gymnast on our team, as well as having the highest skill level in all her routines. She was also elected co-captain this season, and shows nothing but pure commitment for the sport she truly loves. Her work ethic is so strong – I always know she is giving 110% both in practice as well as in competitions. I continually hear so many positive things about Ashley from when she was younger to now, as a young adult. With our season now officially ended, our team had voted for various awards and Ashley was chosen for Most Athletic, Most Determined and Most Valuable Player; all of which I could not agree more on. There is also a very special award that is given out annually in memory of Taylor Lepel, a GSL gymnast that was killed in a car accident a matter of years back. Her parents ask that this award go to a gymnast that has similar qualities to that of their daughter, Taylor: high academics, spirit, positivity, drive and pure love of the sport. Ashley has been chosen for this Spirit Award by all 3 coaches. She exudes all these qualities ten-fold. I cannot think of a better, more deserving person for this award. Ashley also placed 3rd in the WCC All Conference honors with a total of 111.00 points for this season! This is another great accomplishment for her!