We believe there’s something more important than just winning or losing a tournament. We believe that the team, school, and fans who support their athletes with dignity and class are the true champions. That’s why we’ve proudly sponsored the WIAA/Rural Mutual Insurance Sportsmanship Award for 55 years.
We would like to congratulate the Winneconne Wolves on being this year’s recipient of the Team Wrestling Sportsmanship Award.
When talking with Coaches Tyler Lee and Boone Roycraft, we asked them what this award meant to them as coaches, the team, and the community along with how they teach their athletes about sportsmanship.
Coach Roycraft has been coaching for four years at the high school level. Coach Roycraft commented – “My favorite part about coaching is building relationships with the student-athletes and getting them to believe in the work they do each day to be successful in wrestling and life.” Coach Lee has been coaching wrestling for 14 years. Coach Lee went on to comment that – “My favorite part of coaching continues to be seeing the impact beyond students’ high school years. I enjoy hearing from my previous athletes and how they are continuing to use the lessons they’ve learned through school and sports.”
Congratulations again on a great season and winning the WIAA/Rural Mutual Sportsmanship Award. This is a great achievement for the Winneconne Community.