Michael Wrigley selected Student-Athlete of the Month at WHS

Post date: Mar 12, 2018 10:50:28 AM

Wells High School has awarded senior Michael Wrigley the Student-Athlete of the Month Award for December 2017. Wrigley received this distinction for his academics and performance on the WHS Wrestling Team. This is his second time receiving this award in wrestling, the first in December of 2016.

Presenting a plaque to Wrigley on February 16h was WOCSD Director of Athletics 6-12 Pierce Cole, John C. Kreie of Cole Harrison Insurance Agency and Pamela Moody-Maxon of Moody Maxon Real Estate.

"It's great to get recognized twice for this but I look at wrestling more as a team sport…," said Wrigley after the award presentation.

"Arguably the best three-sport athlete Wells has seen in many years," commented John Kreie. "Being part of four state championship teams in the last year says a lot about this kid's talent and leadership ability."

Scott Lewia is coach of the WHS Wrestling Team. "Michael is a very smart technical wrestler," commented Lewia. "He became the second Wells wrestler to record a 100th career pin. Michael was a big part of our second consecutive State championship win here at Wells High School, winning the 195-pound weight class becoming the 43rd Wells wrestler to capture a State Title."

Wrigley was a runner-up in the South Regional Championship in the 195-pound category before winning the Class B State title. He also qualified for the New England Wrestling Championships.

"Michael strives to be the best in whatever he is doing both on and off the mat," commented Moody-Maxon who has followed Wrigley since he was a fourth-grade student participating in Pee Wee Wrestling. "He is a true warrior who is a great example for the younger kids. He is a fan favorite and takes time to get pictures with the younger athletes. And I've even seen him signing autographs after games and meets."

The Student-Athlete of the Month awards program at Wells High School is in its 12th year. It is sponsored by the Cole Harrison Insurance Agency and Moody Maxon Real Estate. Recipients of the award are chosen by the administration at Wells High School.

From left to right: Pierce Cole, John Kreie, Michael Wrigley and Pam Moody-Maxon