Maria Millado & Wyatt Kuhlman Named 2021-22 MSHS “Athletes of the Year”

Maria Millado & Wyatt Kuhlman Named 2021-22 MSHS “Athletes of the Year”

On Thursday morning (6/2/22), student-athletes honored during the 2021-22 academic year as “Athletes of the Month” were invited to again celebrate their collective and individual accomplishments.  Each year, Marquette Senior High School is fortunate to have Superiorland Kiwanis sponsor these monthly events to provide its deserving student-athletes with “Athlete of the Month” awards at recognition ceremonies taking place throughout the academic year.

Although student-athletes are recognized for their accomplishments within one sport during the monthly ceremonies, many go on to participate in subsequent sport seasons and accumulate additional athletics honors.  From the group of honorees, two student-athletes were selected as the 2021-22.

MSHS Athletics, along with Superiorland Kiwanis, are proud to announce that Maria Millado (volleyball; girls basketball) and Wyatt Kuhlman (football; wrestling) have been named as the 2021-22 Student-Athletes of the Year.

2021-22 MSHS Female Athlete of the Year – Maria Millado

  • Sports Participated InVolleyball, Girls Basketball
  • Accolades – Team2021 GNC Volleyball Champions; 2021-22 GNC Girls Basketball Champions
  • Accolades – Individual:
    • VolleyballAVCA Best & Brightest Award First Team; All-Region; GNC Player of the Year; Four School Records Set (Most Digs – Season, Most Blocks -Match, Most Blocks – Season, Most Blocks- Career)
    • Girls BasketballAll-U.P. First Team; GNC Player of the Year; GNC Defensive Player of the Year
    • Other2021-22 Michigan Multi-Sport Athlete of the Year – Girls Class A

 

2021-22 MSHS Male Athlete of the Year – Wyatt Kuhlman

  • Sports Participated InFootball, Wrestling
  • Accolades – Team2021 U.P. Large School Football “Team of the Year”; 2021 GNC Football Champions
  • Accolades – Individual:
    • FootballTeam Captain; All-U.P. “Dream Team”; All-GNC
    • WrestlingTeam Captain; U.P. Champion (160 pounds); U.P. “Most Valuable Wrestler”; All-Region; 100 Career Victories

 

 

MSHS had a total of 18 student-athletes honored through the “Athlete of the Month” program in 2021-22.  The full list of honorees can be found below:

  • September 2021Kelsey Kivi (sideline cheer) & Austin Ridl (football)
  • October 2021Courtney Larson (girls cross country) & Axel Vermaat (boys soccer)
  • November 2021Maria Millado (volleyball) & Carson VanderSchaaf (boys cross country) 
  • December 2021Delaney Marchiol (girls swim & dive) & Jacob Garrow (hockey)
  • January 2022Zoe Smith (girls basketball) & Wyatt Kuhlman (wrestling)
  • February 2022Madalyn Stern (girls alpine skiing) & Liam McFarren (boys swim & dive)
  • March 2022Isabella DeMattia (dance team) & David Eberhard (boys basketball)
  • April 2022Isabella Lorens (girls soccer) & Samuel Markey (boys track & field)
  • May 2022Jordan Haynes (softball) & Desmond Mullen (baseball)

 

Wrestling Competes at MHSAA Individual Districts; Mead, Kuhlman and Ricker Qualify for Regionals

Wrestling Competes at MHSAA Individual Districts; Mead, Kuhlman and Ricker Qualify for Regionals

After finishing as runner-up to Petoskey at last Wednesday’s (2/9/22) MHSAA Team District, the MSHS Wrestling Team traveled to Gaylord High School this past Saturday (2/12/22), to compete in the MHSAA Individual District meet.

In order for a wrestler to qualify for the MHSAA Individual Regional event, he/she must place in the top four of their weight class.  The MHSAA Individual Regional Meet is Saturday, February 19, and will take place at Fremont High School.

As a result of their performance at the district meet, three Redmen wrestling student-athletes have now advanced to MHSAA Individual Regionals.   Those wrestlers are:

  • Luke Mead (152) – 4th Place
  • Wyatt Kuhlman (160) – 3rd Place
  • Chris Ricker (285) – 3rd Place

Congratulations to these three student-athletes and best of luck next Saturday!  This meet concludes the competitive season for the remainder of the team.

Zoe Smith and Wyatt Kuhlman Selected As January Student-Athletes of the Month

Zoe Smith and Wyatt Kuhlman Selected As January Student-Athletes of the Month

Marquette Senior High School, along with Superiorland Kiwanis, are proud to announce that Zoe Smith (girls basketball) and Wyatt Kuhlman (wrestling) have been named as the Student-Athletes of the Month for January 2022.

Zoe Smith is a senior at MSHS and is leading the MSHS Girls Basketball Team through another successful campaign as a team captain.  This season marks Zoe’s third as a member of the Varsity Girls Basketball Team.  With a 6-1 record in the Great Northern Conference, the team is headed towards another conference championship that they can claim outright with a win over Kingsford tomorrow (Friday) evening.

On the court this year, Zoe averages 7.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game.  During the team’s home victory over rival Escanaba on January 11, Zoe poured in 16 points with some phenomenal shooting from the field to lead the group to a big win within the Great Northern Conference.

In addition to participating in the girls basketball program, Zoe also competes as a member of the MSHS Girls Golf Team.  She placed ninth at the 2021 MHSAA U.P. Division 1 Golf Finals to earn All-U.P. accolades.

Zoe excels in the classroom as well with a 3.96 cumulative GPA.  She is a two-year member of the National Honor Society and four-year member of the student council, where she currently serves as Student Body Vice President.  Outside of school, she is employed by Vango’s and volunteers for the Marquette Junior Wildcats Basketball program as well as the Marquette Beautification Committee.  Zoe’s post-graduation plans are to attend Central Michigan, Grand Valley or Northern Michigan next year and pursue a degree in the business and/or hospitality fields.

Wyatt Kuhlman is in senior class standing at MSHS and is quickly approaching the end of a stellar four-year career on the MSHS Wrestling Team.  After having previously qualified for the MHSAA Finals as a sophomore and being named team captain for the 2021-22 season, Wyatt has been determined to achieve his goals this season.  At the 2022 U.P. Wrestling Championships, he claimed the U.P. title in the 160-pound weight class.  The championship pinfall was particularly special in that it served as Wyatt’s 100th career victory.  His outstanding performance at the U.P. Championships earned him Most Valuable Wrester honors.

Wyatt’s leadership doesn’t stop on the mat as he was also a team captain on the MSHS Varsity Football team this Fall and helped guide the program to another Great Northern Conference (GNC) crown and MHSAA postseason appearance.  At season’s end, Wyatt was named to the All-GNC and All-U.P. “Dream Team” as a Defensive Tackle.

Outside of athletics, Wyatt is a member of the MSHS Wind Ensemble, where he is a 1st-chair trumpet player and recurring soloist.  His hobbies and interests include writing and recording music.

Wyatt is currently dual-enrolled at Northern Michigan University, where he is expected to complete the Industrial Maintenance program in Spring 2023.  Additionally, Wyatt plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in either Industrial Engineering or Film Score Composition while looking to continue his wrestling career at the college level.

 

Wrestling Takes 6th at U.P. Championships; Kuhlman Earns Individual Title and MVW Honors

Wrestling Takes 6th at U.P. Championships; Kuhlman Earns Individual Title and MVW Honors

The MSHS Wrestling Team hosted the 2022 U.P. Championships on Saturday (January 22).  The team fared well on the day, earning a sixth place finish out of the 17 participating schools, despite not having a competitor in each weight class.

The day was particularly special for senior Wyatt Kuhlman as he not only took home the U.P. Championship in the 160-pound weight class and took home meet Most Valuable Wrestler honors, but he also earned his 100th career victory when he pinned Bark River-Harris’ Wyatt Raab in the event finals.

MSHS had five medalists on the day.  Below are those that earned medals as part of the 2022 U.P. Wrestling Championships:

  • Wyatt Kuhlman – U.P. Champion & Most Valuable Wrestler (160)
  • Chris Ricker – U.P. Runner-Up (285)
  • Parker Kroll – 3rd Place (189)
  • Luke Mead – 4th Place (171)
  • Brady Ketzenberger – 5th Place (145)

Also included as part of the event was a special recognition for those wrestling student-athletes named to the 2021-22 U.P. Wrestling All-Academic Team.  Criteria for this honor are that recipients be of junior or senior class standing and possess a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher.  Below are the wrestlers from MSHS who received this accolade:

  • Lars Anderson
  • Brady Ketzenberger
  • Luke Mead
  • Asa Naigus

Click here for full results from the 2022 U.P. Wrestling Championships as well as a full listing of the 2021-22 U.P. Wrestling All-Academic Team.

Next Up:

The wrestling team will travel to Gaylord next weekend (January 28-29) to compete in the Northern Michigan Championships.

Live Video Stream Information for 12/21/21 Wrestling Quad Meet

Live Video Stream Information for 12/21/21 Wrestling Quad Meet

Tonight’s wrestling quad meet with Marquette/Gladstone/Iron Mountain/Negaunee (5:00 p.m.) can be viewed on live video stream through these means:

NFHS Network:

A subscription to the NFHS Network is required to watch the live stream of MHSAA athletic events. To subscribe, visit our home page on the NFHS Network (https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/schools/marquette-senior-high-school-marquette-mi) or www.tinyurl.com/REDspn.

Then, click “Subscribe” in the upper right hand corner and indicate that you support Marquette Senior High School. When you support us, we receive a share of the revenue.

Subscriptions are $10.99/month or $69.99/year.  With each account, three computers may log on to the live stream concurrently.

Team Rosters:

Kuhlman, Ricker Earn Medalist Honors From Loaded Field At 2021 Marquette Challenge

Kuhlman, Ricker Earn Medalist Honors From Loaded Field At 2021 Marquette Challenge

MSHS seniors Wyatt Kuhlman and Chris Ricker both earned medalist honors in what was an extremely competitive field of prep wrestlers competing at the 2021 Marquette Challenge on Saturday (December 18).

Kuhlman finished fifth in the 160-pound weight class after going 4-1 on the day.  He defeated Pine River’s Cayden Mys via 9-7 decision to make the medal stand.

After dropping his first match on the day to Pulaski’s Will Friedman, Ricker rattled off four consecutive victories to end the day with a 4-1 record.  He avenged his earlier loss by defeating Friedman via pinfall in the 5th place match.

Other competitors from MSHS were Wyatt Lauer (135 pounds; 1-2 record), Lars Anderson (140 pounds; 1-2 record), Brady Ketzenberger (145 pounds; 2-2 record), Brody Caster (152 pounds; 2-2 record) and Luke Mead (171 pounds; 1-2 record).

Click here for all weight class brackets from the 2021 Marquette Challenge.

Event Information for 12/18/21 Marquette Wrestling Challenge

Event Information for 12/18/21 Marquette Wrestling Challenge

Event information and live video stream details for Saturday’s Marquette Wrestling Challenge can be found below.  19 total schools will be in attendance for this year’s event with matches getting started at 8:30 a.m. in the Barb Crill Gymnasium.  All day admission for the event is $5.00 at the door.

Schedule of Events:

  • 8:00 a.m. – Wrestler Inspection
  • 8:30 a.m. – First Match Begins
  • 1:00 p.m. – Estimated Start Time of Semifinal Matches
  • 6:50 p.m. – Gym Doors Open for Finals
  • 7:00 p.m. – Finals Begin

Live Video Stream Information (via NFHS Network):

Brackets and Live Results (via TrackWrestling):

  • Weight class brackets with live results/updates can be found through the TrackWrestling website at www.trackwrestling.com and searching “Marquette Challenge 2021”
Wrestling Starts Season With Perfect 3-0 Mark At Westwood Super Duals

Wrestling Starts Season With Perfect 3-0 Mark At Westwood Super Duals

The MSHS Varsity Wrestling Team started the 2021-22 season off strong by going 3-0 at the Westwood Duals on Saturday (December 11).

Team Dual Results:

  • Marquette 54, Gwinn 12
  • Marquette 54, Westwood 18
  • Marquette 45, Negaunee 27

In addition, the following wrestlers finished the day with a perfect 3-0 record:

  • Drew Peterson (130)
  • Wyatt Lauer (135)
  • Lars Anderson (140)
  • Brady Ketzenberger (145)
  • Brody Caster (152)
  • Luke Mead (160)
  • Wyatt Kuhlman (171)
  • Chris Ricker (285)

The wrestling team will return to action on Tuesday, December 14th, when they travel to Kingsford for a quad meet with Escanaba, Kingsford and Iron Mountain.  Meet start time is 6:00 p.m. EST.

Video Stream Information for 3/3/21 Wrestling Quad Meet With Iron Mountain/Negaunee/Westwood

Video Stream Information for 3/3/21 Wrestling Quad Meet With Iron Mountain/Negaunee/Westwood

Today’s wrestling quad meet vs. Iron Mountain, Negaunee and Westwood (5:30 p.m.) can be viewed on live video stream at these links:

A subscription to the NFHS Network is required to watch the live stream of MHSAA athletic events. To subscribe, visit our home page on the NFHS Network (https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/schools/marquette-senior-high-school-marquette-mi) or www.tinyurl.com/REDspn.

Then, click “Subscribe” in the upper right hand corner and indicate that you support Marquette Senior High School. When you support us, we receive a share of the revenue.

Subscriptions are $10.99/month or $69.99/year.  With each account, three computers may log on to the live stream concurrently.

Video Stream Information for 2/24/21 Wrestling Quad Meet With Bark River-Harris/Escanaba/Gladstone

Video Stream Information for 2/24/21 Wrestling Quad Meet With Bark River-Harris/Escanaba/Gladstone

Today’s wrestling quad meet vs. Bark River-Harris, Escanaba and Gladstone (5:30 p.m.) can be viewed on live video stream at these links:

A subscription to the NFHS Network is required to watch the live stream of MHSAA athletic events. To subscribe, visit our home page on the NFHS Network (https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/schools/marquette-senior-high-school-marquette-mi) or www.tinyurl.com/REDspn.

Then, click “Subscribe” in the upper right hand corner and indicate that you support Marquette Senior High School. When you support us, we receive a share of the revenue.

Subscriptions are $10.99/month or $69.99/year.  With each account, three computers may log on to the live stream concurrently.