Monday, May 23, 2011

NHSCA/GTM Sportswear Athlete of the Month

by Jeff Fisher
Host, NHSCA Sports Hour

April's GTM Sportswear Athlete of the Month is actually Athletes of the Month.

The incredible wrestling trio of Chris Phillips, Hunter Steiber and Cam Tessari of Monroeville High School in Ohio were the top vote getters in April.  the trio made United States wrestling history by becoming four-time state champs in the same year.

Phillips, who won all four of his state titles at 171 pounds, finished his career with an incredible 193-1 record.  Steiber was right behind Phillips with a 193-2 mark, while Tessari ended his career with a 187-6 record.

Steiber and Tessari will both attend Ohio State, while Phillips will wrestle in college at NC State.

To learn more about the NHSCA/GTM Sportswear Athlete of the Month or to nominate someone, go to

Below is the list of this year's here to learn about their accomplishments.

September  2010 - Evan Kreger, Hodgeman County HS (Kansas) - Football
October 2010 - Abbey Leonardi, Kennebunk HS (Maine) - Cross Country
November 2010 - Rainey Gaffin, Legacy HS (Colorado) - Softball
December 2010 - Courtney Van Groningen, Sterling HS (Nebraska) - Volleyball
January 2011 - Ben Whitford, Marmion Academy (Illinois) - Wrestling
March 2011 - Jasmine Hines, Central Lake HS (Michigan) - Girls Basketball

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