Friday night we bid a bittersweet goodbye to our seniors at the 2012 Bedford Wrestling Banquet. It was a fun night with our Bedford Wrestling family as we gathered one last time to celebrate the amazing accomplishments of the team. Eighth in the state for team, five All State wrestlers, three All Americans, and six wrestlers over 100 wins – all on THIS TEAM! Coach Vogel announced the following awards:
Practice Wrestler – Codie Bettencourt – For wrestling Bryan Smith every darn day!
Coach Vogel’s Mental Toughness Award – Bryan Smith – For staying calm and then turning it ON when it was time to wrestle.
The Mitchel Rogaliner Freshman of the Year Award – This new award is named after Mitchel Rogaliner the first ever freshman state champ. However he can never WIN it because it always goes to a freshman. This year Tyler Rogaliner is the first recipient of the award.
Most Improved Wrestler – Brandon Sunday and Al Regnier – Not going to States last year – PLACING this year.
Most Valuable Wrestler – Mitchel Rogaliner – Two Time State Champ! Yeah baby.
The Bill & Carol Regnier Award – Al Regnier and Hannah Perrot – Given to the wrestler and grapplerette who most exemplify love of the team over self.
The Bob Andrews Athletic Booster Award – Mitchel Rogaliner for excellence on and off the mat.
We will miss you so much seniors! But what a great example you set and lead this team back where it belongs – STATES!