[Wausau, WI, December 2] — This year’s Win Brockmeyer Memorial Scholarships recipients have been named by the Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin and will be honored at the 26th annual Win Brockmeyer Memorial Awards Ceremony to be held at the Wausau Country Club on Friday, December 17, 2021, at 8 a.m.

The 2021 student-athletes nominated by their school’s respective coaching staffs include: 

  • Colton Geurink of Wausau West High School
  • Jacob Pfiffner of Newman Catholic High School
  • Ty Strehlow of D.C. Everest Senior High School
  • Sawyer Trevillian of Wausau East High School

From these nominees, a Selection Committee composed of members of the local press, the high schools’ athletic directors, and a representative of the Community Foundation, will choose one of these athletes as the Win Brockmeyer Outstanding Senior High School Football Player of the Greater Wausau Area for 2021.  That announcement will be made at the recognition ceremony on December 17.

Each nominee will be honored with at least a $500 scholarship and the student selected as the Outstanding Player of the Year will receive a $1,500 scholarship. 

To be nominated, each student-athlete must meet the following selection criteria, as established by the Win Brockmeyer Memorial Committee* in 1996:

  • Graduating senior from D.C. Everest, Newman Catholic, Wausau East, or Wausau West High Schools (or any other greater Wausau area high school that develops a football program in the future)
  • Who is an outstanding football player;
  • Achieving recognition by his peers and coaches;
  • Who is a positive role model;
  • And displays the characteristics of: 
  • Aggressiveness
  • Courage
  • Physical development
  • Sportsmanship

The Win Brockmeyer Memorial Scholarship Fund was formed within the Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin by members of the Win Brockmeyer Memorial Committee with donations received from over 125 donors in Brockmeyer’s memory. 

Brockmeyer was a legendary high school football coach who excelled in leadership and the development of human potential. His winning football record from 1937 – 1971 covered 34 years at Wausau High School, which served students in the area currently served by D.C. Everest, Wausau East and West, and Newman Catholic High Schools.  The area-wide scholarship recognition program concept provides area-wide participation and recognition, and unites the region in recognition of their outstanding football players.  It also provides an opportunity to tell the Brockmeyer story and focus on his football legacy, uniting the communities in the region through the cooperative selection process.

In the Win Brockmeyer Scholarship Fund’s history, 80 young men have received scholarship awards.

Previous Outstanding Senior High School Football Player of the Year award recipients include:

2020    Orion Boe, DC Everest Senior High School

2019    Marc Sippel, Wausau West High School 

2018    Elliot Samuels, Newman Catholic High School

2017    Zach Mueller, DC Everest Senior High School

2016    Thomas Dunbar, Wausau East High School

2015    Stephen Paoli, DC Everest Senior High School

2014    Jake Whalen, Wausau West High School

2013    Cole Radloff, Wausau West High School

2012    Logan Taylor, Wausau East High School

2011    Brandon Luedtke, Wausau East High School

2010    Matiah Fischer, Wausau West High School

2009    Tyler Day, Wausau West High School

2008    Anthony Fischer, Newman Catholic High School

2007    Tyler Utecht, Wausau West High School

2006    Joe Gallion, Wausau East High School

2005    Ben Fischer, Wausau East High School

2004    Jordan Hein, Wausau West High School

2003    Andy Crooks, Wausau East High School

2002    Bradley Block, Wausau East High School

2001     Mark Zalewski, Wausau East High School

2000    Jonathon Wanta, D.C. Everest Senior High School

1999     Bounthavy Khamratthanome, Wausau West High School

1998    Derek Abney, D.C. Everest Senior High School

1997    Heath Novitzke, D.C. Everest Senior High School

1996    Timothy Freiberg, Wausau West High School

*Win Brockmeyer Memorial Committee:

David Graebel, In memoriam: Aaron Baumgardt, Walter Bissell, Cal Chamberlain, Robert Hartwig, Ernie Hoenisch, John Hollingsworth, Barbara and Harlan Hunger