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 56 years.
We would like to congratulate Winneconne Wrestling on being this year’s recipient of the Team Wrestling Sportsmanship award.
When talking with Head Coach, Tyler Lee, we asked him what this award meant to him as a coach, the team and community along with how they teach their athletes about sportsmanship.
Coach Lee stated that it didn’t take long in his 13 years of coaching to realize that his favorite part is instilling lessons beyond the sport he coaches. He loves hearing from his athletes that he has coached in the past; their life stories after high school and their appreciation for what they learned along the way.
Coach Lee said; “I am very proud of this team and the people that helped develop these young wrestlers to what they are today – their parents, teachers, community members in addition to the coaches (current, middle school and youth coaches) that have worked tirelessly to build this program to where it is and where it will push to go in the future. What a season! And what incredible memories these young wrestlers get to carry with them always!”
Congratulation again on a great season and winning the WIAA/Rural Mutual Sportsmanship award. This is a great achievement for the Winneconne community.