Here are the finalists for this week’s KCRG-TV9 Athlete of the Week. Go to www.kcrg.com/sports/athleteoftheweek to vote.
Adam is the top-ranked wrestler at 195 pounds in Class 2A. He is undefeated this year at 36-0. Last year he finished fourth at state as a sophomore, now as a junior he has a great chance to win. Reth is the conference champ, while his team is ranked second. He lives on a farm, and is a very hard worker. Adam does chores in the morning and as soon as he gets home from practice at night.
Tyler is the second-ranked wrestler at heavyweight in Class 1A. His record is 35-2 on the year, and he won the conference and sectionals. Two weeks ago he won the Iowa City Duals, pinning all four opponents. All of his opponents were from class 2A and 3A. Last year he placed fourth at state, this year he says he wants first.
Tyler was a key part of the state championship football team, and he made some all-state teams. Everyone has nothing but great things to say about him.
Peyton is a senior shooting guard for the Cardinals. In his last three games he’s averaging 24 points.
- vs. Solon: 26 points, 8 of 12 from 3-point range
- vs. Benton: 29 points, 9 of 10 from 3-point range
- vs. Anamosa 16 points, 4 of 8 from 3-point range
River is 21 of 30 from behind the arc in his last three games, good for 70 percent. Maquoketa is tied for the conference lead with Western Dubuque and Mt. Vernon, as of Tuesday. Maquoketa is riding an eight-game winning streak and is 14-4 overall. On the season Peyton is averaging 13 points, four rebounds per game.