Fareway Stores, Inc. and Body Armor present the Dan Gable Mr. and Ms. Wrestler of the Year Awards in coordination with IAwrestle and IWCOA.
The IWCOA accepted nominations from high school coaches for student athletes in each of the three state wrestling classes for the men and combined all classes for the women’s award, regardless of their year in school and weight class. A committee selected by the IWCOA recently provided IAwrestle with a list of 7 semi-finalist candidates for public input.
Fans have the ability to vote once per day for their top wrestler in each category until February 8th, where it will be narrowed down to the top 3. (Top voted wrestler receives a nomination)
Another round of voting will take place to determine the three finalists by February 8th. The fan votes will count as ONE vote towards the IWCOA’s committee votes in EACH round. (For example: Wrestler A received enough fan votes to place second in the poll but that does not guarantee them to move on to the next round. IWCOA has selected 12 coaches and officials for this committee. The fan vote, this poll, is the 13th vote to break up any ties.)
The two runner-up student athletes in each class will each receive finalist award plaques. A duplicate Wrestler of the Year trophy and duplicate Wrestler of the Year runner-up plaques will be provided to each high school where finalists attend, for permanent placement in the high school trophy case.
VOTE ONCE EVERY 24 HOURS. WAIT A FULL 24 HOURS. (FOR EXAMPLE: YOU CAN’T VOTE MONDAY AT 8PM AND THEN TUESDAY AT 8AM BECAUSE IT IS A NEW DAY. 24 HOURS MEANS 24 HOURS)
MS. WRESTLER OF THE YEAR
MR. WRESTLER OF YEAR