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Awards & Results

The 2023 John Hurrle Memorial Award will be announced at the 41st Anniversary of the IHSWCA Hall of Fame Banquet in Carmel at the Event Centre.  

Congratulations to Mike McCarthy!  

Past John Hurrle Award Winners

Past recipients include: Cheryl Merchant (2022) The Miller Family (2021), Beth Lybarger (2019), Lou Silverman (2018), Pat Culp (2017) Renee Schoettle (2016), Dave Errett (2015), Louis & Sharon Rosbottom (2014) Danny Struck (2013) Jan & Sue Hesser (2012), Chris Lynch (2011), Jim Tonte (2010), Bob Kopnisky (2009), Paul Green (2008), Tom Dolly (2007), JD Minch (2006), Royce Deckard (2005), T. Howard Jones Jr. & Robert Hasseman (2004), Dick Neal (2003), Rex Peckinpaugh (2002), Alan Goddard (2001), Francis Knue (2000), Mary Friedt (1999), John Schattner (1998), Mike & Sharon Dowden (1997), Rollie Hoover (1996), Bud Palmer (1995), Charles McNamara (1994), Larry Bergstrom (1993) and Phil Strader (1992). 

2023 John Hurrle Memorial Award-Mike McCarthy

Mike has been a valued coach, official, director and volunteer in Indiana for several decades. Some of the many areas he has been involved in:

 Mike is always present loading trucks for countless events from 2003 to present. Mike is most present with kids officiating on the mat as both a USAW

  • CYO Assistant 88-90 
  • ISWA club coach 91-10, 
  • Assistant high school coach 05-10, 
  • ISWA team leader 06-11, 
  • ISWA Transportation Dir  11-13, 
  • IHSAA state finals media staff 91-19, 
  • ISWA event setup crew 03-22
  • Mat official & IHSAA referee 2001 to present

Mike is married to Michelle McCarthy with 3 children: Rachel, Mike IV & Jake. Mike embraces the John Hurrle Memorial legacy of “Do it for the kids!” 

John Hurrle Award Information

John Hurrle, one of the original founders and lifetime member of the Indiana State Wrestling Association, coached for many years at Arsenal Technical High School in Indianapolis, IN. John was devoted to wrestling and to the kids in the state and served on the Board of Directors from 1978 until his death in 1991. The ISWA is dedicated to the example that John set for our organization. John’s motto was “DO IT FOR THE KIDS!” It is a motto the ISWA has adopted as their own.  The John Hurrle Award is presented annually by the Indiana State Wrestling Association to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the sport of Amateur Wrestling in the State of Indiana. The winner is chosen from nominations submitted by ISWA member clubs and directors and is presented to the recipient at the Indiana High School Wrestling Coaches Association Banquet held each year in February.

2022 Club of the Year-Delta Wrestling Club

Brandon Whaley Young Official of the Year-Blaze Garcia

2022 Freestyle/Greco Official of the year Eric Lapshire

2022 Freestyle/Greco Official of the Year Eric Lapshire

2022 Annual Meeting Award Ceremony Images & Images of New Triple and Double Crown Ceremony

2022 Coach of the Year-Bill Hawkins

2022 Volunteer of the Year-Cheryl Merchant

2022 Coach of the Year-Paul Redemacher

2022 Pairing Official of the Year-Kara Polen

Kenny Young Award 2021

2022 Triple & Double Crown Winners

2022 Triple Crown Award Winners



2022 Men's Triple Crown Winners #1-35 Won 1st place in ISWA's Folkstyle, Freestyle & Greco  State Final Tournaments.

2022 Women's Double Crown Winners 36-55 Won 1st Place in ISWA's Folkstyle & Freestyle State Final Tournaments.

2022 Trpl Wgt/Div First Name Last Name Club/Academy
1 8U 43# Emery Sanders Rhyno Academy of Wrestling
2 8U 62# Mason Pasternak Bulldog Premier
3 8U 70# Micah Stith Midwest Extreme Wrestling
4 10U 49# Emmett McCammon Maurer Coughlin WA
5 10U 53# Cecil Nelson Contenders WA
6 10U 59# D Angelo Chavez Midwest Regional Training Ctr
7 10U 63# Lennon Jaggers Delta WC Inc
8 10U 67# Carter Marsh Delta WC Inc
9 10U 77# Rocco Cartalino Midwest Regional Training Ctr
10 10U 84# Jonathon Nordyke Region WA
11 10U 105# Braylon Hayes Team Jeff
12 10U 120# Coltyn Aquino Delta WC Inc
13 12U 58# Colton Wiseman Contenders WA
14 12U 67# Haedyn Cochran Contenders WA
15 12U 70# Spencer McCammon Maurer Coughlin WA
16 12U 74# Jeremy Aiden Carver Delta WC Inc
17 12U 82# Xavier Flores Center Grove WC
18 12U 92# Lincoln Hinchman Contenders WA
19 12U 108# Tatum Jones Falcon WC
20 12U 135# Jackson Smith Patriots WC
21 12U 200# Shawn Jackson Elite Athletic Club
22 14U 77# Traevon Ducking Contenders WA
23 14U 87# Case Bell Contenders WA
24 14U 97# Caleb Schaefer Mater Dei WC
25 14U 110# Braylon Reynolds Red Cobra
26 14U 125# Tommy Gibbs Contenders WA
27 14U 136# Lucas Boe Red Cobra
28 16U 88# Peyton Schoettle Contenders WA
29 16U 100# Revin Dickman Contenders WA
30 16U 106# Ty Henderson Maurer Coughlin WA
31 16U 126# Evan Stanley Region WA
32 16U/Jr #182 De'Alcapon Veazy IN Legends of Gold
33 16U 195# Shawn Glass Red Cobra
34 16U 285# Benjamin Land Team Jeff
35 Senior 211.5# Mark Maldanado Highland WC
36 Veteran 213.75# Michael Burke Yorktown WC
2022 Dbl        
37 6U 40# Ataliah McCue Beaste Mode WC
38 8U 45# Kennedy Wheeler Contenders WA
39 8U 60# Tatiana Hicks Jennings County WC
40 10U 60# Grace Nedelsky Contenders WA
41 10U 70# Achaiah McCue Beast Mode
42 10U 90-100# Isabella Smith Patriots WC
43 12U 70-75# Ella Neibert Indian Creek WC
44 12U 80# Corabella Wesley Hobart WC
45 12U 85# Gloria Cloud Columbus North WC
46 12U 120# Hope Sentency Contenders WA
47 14U 119# Ava Strayer Bulldog Premier
48 14U 127-136# Emma Jones Cowen WC
49 14U 145# Pasilee Chambers Spartans WC
50 16U 100-106# Elizabeth Dowty Indian Creek WC
51 16U 117# Kyla Johnson Contenders WA
52 16U 122# Ella Gahl Spartans WC
53 16U 127# Aleksandra Bastaic Highland WC
54 Jr 100-106# Makenzie Smith Patriots WC
55 Jr 132# Kyra Tomlinson Noblesville WC
56 Jr 164# Kiersten O'Neill Warren Wrestling Academy
57 Jr 200# Varzidy Bachelor Northview WC

2022 Double Crown Award Winners

94: Wyatt Ulrey, Tyler Tun, Nate Rioux Freestyle 2nd Place, Greco 7th Place

100: Revin Dickman Freestyle 8th Place, Greco 6th Place

106: Ty Henderson, Brennan Leonard, Gavin As, Aiden Smalley 

113: Jake Hockaday, Isaiah Schaefer, Gavin Jendreas, Aiden Dallinger, Jalen May 

120: Dominic Brown, Isaac Ash, Sonny Sessa 

126: Easton Doster, Liam Bumgardener, Jairo Acuna, Nicholas Anderson, Kaptur Nacwaski 

132: Landon Hawkins, Parker Reynolds, Cameron Volz 

138: Jeffery Huyveart, Asher Ratliff, Silas Foster, Wyatt Kresja, Branson Weaver 

145: Cameron Clark, Ben Pennington, Jackson Todd,  Alex Smith GRECO 6th Place

152: Anthony Rinehart, Mitchell Betz, Oliver Hallett 

160: Miguel Rojas, Brenton Russell GRECO 7th Place

170: James LeCrec , Dylan Pierce 

182: De’Alcapone Veazy Freestyle 2nd Place, Greco 3rd Place

220: Cole Chicoine , Brandon Johnson , Devin Kendrix , Preston Howard


16U GRECO RESULTS: Congratulations to Team Indiana’s 5 Greco All Americans!

Nathan Rioux 7th place at 94lbs

Revin Dickman 6th place at 100lbs

Alexander Smith 6th at 145lbs

Brenton Russell 7th place at 160lbs

De’Alcapon Veazy 3rd place at 182lbs

JUNIOR GRECO RESULTS: Team Indiana has ended the day with 3 All American placers. Congratulations to:

Logan Bickel 7th place (113)

Hunter May 6th place (152)

Codei Khawaja 3rd place (170)

Junior Womens Team Indiana finishes in Fargo with 5 All-Americans. They are:

Rianne Murphy 100lbs. 4th place

Makenize Smith 100lbs. 7th place

Torie Buchanan 117lbs. 4th. place

Anna Krejsa 122lbs. 7th place

Riley Dempewolf 200lbs. 3rd place

Fantastic job ladies!

Men's 16U Fargo Results

Men's 16U Fargo Report

Team Leader: Issac Ray (16U)

Coaches: Thomas Pompei, Chris Fleeger, Wade McClurg, Tom Hall, Paul Petrov, Maurice Swain, Josh Curry, Chad Red, Brady Eppert, Fletcher Miller, Blake Mauer, Matt Coughlin, Nick Hull, Dan Mikesell, Sean Schmaltz, Greg Schaefer, Issac Ray, Quinn Harris

Results: Team Indiana took 45 16U athletes to Fargo North Dakota for a week of wrestling at the nations biggest national tournament. In the freestyle portion of the competition we had 5 athletes who competed in the round of 12 otherwise known as the blood round, and we had 2 athletes who were victorious in their semifinal bouts and found themselves wrestling on the elevates stage for a national title. Team Indiana finished with 3 All-Americans in Freestlye with Nate Rioux (2nd @ 94lbs.), Revin Dickman (8th @ 100lbs.), and De’Alcapon Veazy (2nd @ 182lbs.). In the Greco portion of the tournament we added 2 new All-Americans and had 3 athletes earn double All-American Status! Greco All-Americans were; Nate Rioux (7th @ 94lbs.), Revin Dickman (6th @ 100lbs.), Alex Smith (6th @ 145lbs.), Brenton Russell (7th @ 160lbs.), and De’Alcapon Veazy (3rd @ 182lbs.). 

Team Results: 3 Freestyle All-Americans 11th as a team, 5 Greco All-Americans 16th as a team.

Men's Fargo Jr Results

Men’s Junior Fargo Report

Team Leader:  Isaac Ray (Junior)

Coaches: Blake Maurer, Matt Coughlin, Brady Eppert, Thomas Pompei, Fletcher Miller, Chad Red, Nick Hull, Sean Schmaltz, Greg Schaefer, Josh Curry, Maurice Swain, Wade McClurg, Dan Mikesell, Chris Fleeger, Tom Hall, and Paul Petrov

Special Thanks to Jonah Odum for organizing the gear orders and Lauren Rioux for organizing transportation to and from the tournament.

Team Results: 16U Freestyle: 3 All-Americans: Nate Rioux (2nd 94lbs.), Revin Dickman (8th 100lbs), De’Alcapon Veazy (2nd 182lbs.) 16U Greco: 5 All-Americans: Nate Rioux (7th 94lbs.), Revin Dickman (6th 100lbs.), Alex Smith (6th 145lbs.), Brenton Russell (7th 160lbs.), De’Alcapone Veazy (3rd 182lbs.) Junior Freestyle: 1 All-American: J Conway (6th 160lbs.) Junior Greco: 3 All-Americans: Logan Bickel (7th 113lbs.), Hunter May (6th 152lbs.), Codei Khawaja (3rd 170lbs.)

Team Results: 3 Freestyle All-Americans 11th as a team, 5 Greco All-Americans 16th as a team.

Fargo Womens Results

Women's Fargo Report

Team Leader: Jason DeLois

Coaches: Coach: Paul Rademacher, Pat Dowty, Jeremy Goodlett, Jason DeLois, Samantha Snow, Sarah Tellechea, Alara Boyd

In 2022 the ISWA took a whopping 30 women to Fargo and came home with 9 All-Americans. That's nearly a 30% growth in one year with last year's number being at 19. The 2022 team also beat the record for most All-Americans with 9 and the previous year record was 8. Here's the Tale of the Tape.


94 Kendall Moe 6th, 100 Rianne Murphy 1st, Amelia Murphy DNP, Elizabeth Dowty DNP, 106 Heather Crull 2nd, 112 Joy Cantu DNP, 122 Ella Gahl 8th, 127 Hannah Seitzinger DNP, 138 Josie Hause DNP, 144 Elly Janovsky DNP, 180 Avalyn Mosconi DNP


100 Rianne Murphy 4th, Genesis Ramirez DNP, 106 AnnaMae Mosconi DNP, Makenzie Smith 7th, 112 Emily Anderson DNP, 117 Tori Buchanan 4th, Aubrey Burns DNP, 122 Catie Campbell DNP, Anna Krejsa 7th, Rose Kaplan DNP, Phoebe Dowty DNP, Sydney DeLois DNP, 127 Cailin Campbell DNP, Hannah Seitzinger DNP, Kyra Tomlinson DNP, 138 Josie Hause DNP, 144 Elly Janovsky DNP, 152 Kaylie Petersen DNP, 180 MacKenzie Konanz DNP, AvaLyn Mosconi DNP, Sierra Zamorano DNP, 200 Riley Dempewolf 3rd, Leila Thomas DNP, 225 Haley Thomas DNP

Rianne Murphy was the only one to double All-American this year and also came home as the 16U 100lb. Champ.

-Back Row: (L-R) Coach Paul Rademacher, Kendal Moe, Coach Pat Dowty, Riley Dempewolf, Coach Jeremy Goodlett, MacKenzie Konanz, Kaylie Petersen, Hannah Seitzinger, Haley Thompson, AvaLyn Mosconi, Josie Hause, Siera Zamarono, Coach Jason DeLois, Coach Samantha Snow, Coach Sarah Tellechea, Coach Alara Boyd

-Middle Row: Phoebe Dowty, Torie Buchanan, Anna Krejsa, Leila Thomas, Emily Anderson, Elly Janovsky, Kyra Tomlinson, AnnaMae Mosconi, Amelia Murphy, Ella Gahl

-Front Row: Elizabeth(Libby) Dowty, Rianne Murphy, Joy Cantu, Aubrey Burns, Sydney DeLois, Catharine (Catie) Campbell, Cailin Campbell, Makenize Smith, Heather Crull, Genesis Ramirez


2023 Elem State Dual Team Results

Large Div.

Dragon Wrestling Club 1st

Crown Point Wrestling 2nd

Noblesville Wrestling Club 3rd

Small Div. 

Leo Wrestling Club 1st

Delta Wrestling Club 2nd

Garrett Wrestling Club 3rd

2023 Neil Sego Winner-Lennon Jaggers of Delta