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Outstanding senior high school football player of the greater Wausau area named

Outstanding senior high school football player of the greater Wausau area named

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin

Sue Nelson, Program Officer

715.845.9555

sue@cfoncw.org


RELEASE DATE:

December 17, 2021


Outstanding senior high school football player of the greater Wausau area named

[Wausau, WI, December 17] — The Win Brockmeyer Memorial Committee is pleased to announce the recipients of the 26th annual Win Brockmeyer Memorial Scholarships, a program administered by the Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin. 

The 2021 student athletes nominated by their school’s respective coaching staffs include: 

    Colton Geurink of Wausau West High School

    Jacob Pfiffner of Newman Catholic High School

    Ty Strehlow of D.C. Everest Senior High School

    Sawyer Trevillian of Wausau East High School

From these nominees, a Selection Committee, composed of members of the press, area school athletic directors, and a representative of the Community Foundation, named Colton Geurink, Wausau West High School as the Win Brockmeyer Outstanding Senior High School Football Player of the Greater Wausau Area for 2021.  

Each nominee will be honored with a $500 scholarship. Colton Geurink, selected as the Outstanding Player of the Year, will receive a $1,500 scholarship. 

To be nominated, each student athlete must meet the following selection criteria, as established by the Win Brockmeyer Memorial Committee in 1996:

    Graduating senior from D.C. Everest, Newman Catholic, Wausau East, or Wausau West High Schools (or any other greater Wausau area high school that develops a football program in the future)

    Who is an outstanding football player;

    Achieving recognition by his peers and coaches;

    Who is a positive role model;

    And displays the characteristics of: 

    Aggressiveness

    Courage

    Physical development

    Sportsmanship

Brockmeyer was a legendary high school football coach who excelled in leadership and the development of human potential. His winning football record from 1937 – 1971 covered 34 years at Wausau High School, which served students in the area currently served by D.C. Everest, Wausau East and West, and Newman Catholic High Schools.  The area-wide scholarship recognition program concept provides area-wide participation and recognition, and unites the region in recognition of their outstanding football players.  It also provides an opportunity to tell the Brockmeyer story and focus on his football legacy, uniting the communities in the region through the cooperative selection process.

In the Win Brockmeyer Scholarship Fund’s history, 80 young men have received scholarship awards.

Previous Outstanding Senior High School Football Player of the Year award recipients include:

2020    Orion Boe, DC Everest Senior High School

2019    Marc Sippel, Wausau West High School 

2018    Elliot Samuels, Newman Catholic High School

2017    Zach Mueller, DC Everest Senior High School

2016    Thomas Dunbar, Wausau East High School

2015    Stephen Paoli, DC Everest Senior High School

2014    Jake Whalen, Wausau West High School

2013    Cole Radloff, Wausau West High School

2012    Logan Taylor, Wausau East High School

2011    Brandon Luedtke, Wausau East High School

2010    Matiah Fischer, Wausau West High School

2009    Tyler Day, Wausau West High School

2008    Anthony Fischer, Newman Catholic High School

2007    Tyler Utecht, Wausau West High School

2006    Joe Gallion, Wausau East High School

2005    Ben Fischer, Wausau East High School

2004    Jordan Hein, Wausau West High School

2003    Andy Crooks, Wausau East High School

2002    Bradley Block, Wausau East High School

2001     Mark Zalewski, Wausau East High School

2000    Jonathon Wanta, D.C. Everest Senior High School

1999     Bounthavy Khamratthanome, Wausau West High School

1998    Derek Abney, D.C. Everest Senior High School

1997    Heath Novitzke, D.C. Everest Senior High School

1996    Timothy Freiberg, Wausau West High School

*Win Brockmeyer Memorial Committee:

David Graebel, In memoriam: Aaron Baumgardt, Walter Bissell, Cal Chamberlain, Robert Hartwig, Ernie Hoenisch, John Hollingsworth, Barbara and Harlan Hunger

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About the Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin: 

Since 1987, the Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin has been connecting the passions of philanthropists with the purposes of nonprofits for local community impact. With over 34 years serving the north central Wisconsin region, the Community Foundation leads and inspires philanthropy to enhance the quality of life for generations to come. The Community Foundation has over $79 million in current assets and prudently manages 431 funds. Through its commitment to excellence in donor investment, the Foundation received $6.3 million from donors in 2020 and distributed more than $5.8 million that same year to support nonprofits throughout our area. 


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