2023 Merrill High School Wrestling Banquet

L to R: Wrestlers receiving awards were Allison Hunter–Outstanding Female Wrestler; Ryder Depies–Most Valuable Wrestler, Most Pins, Rod Genrich Most Takedowns, Most Team Points, Most Dedicated, and Legion Awards; Noah Klug–Most Improved Underclassman; Jon Hart–Most Improved Upperclassman; Ian Dreikosen–The Jered Severt Coaches Award (given to an upperclassman who displays best what it means to be a Merrill wrestler); and Brian Ball–Ogre Award (given to the wrestler who gets the most out of their ability). Submitted photo.

On Monday Mar 6, 2023 The Merrill High School Wrestling Team had their 2023 end of season Legion banquet at the VFW. There were 100 attendees composed of wrestlers, managers, parents, Legion members, other family members, and other guests. “The banquet was a great way to end our season and recognize our student athletes,” said Brian Suchocki, Merrill Varsity Head Wrestling Coach.

L to R: John Van Lishout (Legion), Ryder Depies, and Kurt Perra (Legion). Ryder Depies received the Legion award, awarded to the Senior who displays citizenship, leadership, sportsmanship, competitiveness, and brings value to the Wrestling Team. Submitted photo.

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