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Great Northern Conference announces all-conference teamsSubmitted: 02/28/2017

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NORTHWOODS - The Great Northern Conference announced its all-conference teams and Player of The Year awards on Tuesday.

Here's a breakdown of the first-team selections by sport.
BOYS BASKETBALL:
Matt Arndt -  Antigo - Senior
Osy Ekwueme - Medford - Senior
Owen White - Rhinelander - Junior
Justin Jarvensivu - Tomahawk - Senior
Connor Evenhouse - Lakeland - Junior


Player of the Year: Osy Ekwueme - Medford
Coach of the Year: Ryan Brown - Medford

GIRLS BASKETBALL:

Lexi Smith -Northland Pines - Senior
Kaly Kostrova - Rhinelander - Senior
Sydney Ziebart - Lakeland - Junior
Lilith Schuman - Lakeland - Senior
Hailee Clausnitzer - Medford - Senior

Player of the Year: Lexi Smith - Northland Pines
Coach of the Year: Melissa Ouimette - Lakeland

GYMNASTICS:

Beam
Lauren Woyak - Stevens Point - 9.100
Floor - Tia Dorshorst - Wisconsin Rapids - 9.075
Bars - Tia Dorshorst - Wisconsin Rapids - 9.600
Vault Tia Dorshorst - Wisconsin Rapids 9.350
All-Around Tia Dorshorst - Wisconsin Rapids 36.625

Gymnast of the Year Large Schools: Tia Dorshorst - Wisconsin Rapids
Gymnast of the Year Small Schools: Mallorie Barabas - Mosinee

BOYS HOCKEY:

Goalie:
Ben Bartletti - Antigo - Senior
Defensemen:
Andrew Turunen - Antigo - Senior
Drake Hiddemen - Waupaca - Senior
Forwards:
Tyler Husnick - Antigo - Senior
Jack Rhode - Northland Pines - Sophomore
Adam Schmidt - Antigo - Junior

Player of the Year: Tyler Husnick - Antigo
Coach of the Year: David Cox - Northland Pines

GIRLS HOCKEY:

Goalie:
Erin Sparks - Lakeland/Tomahawk - Senior
Defensemen:
Avrey Simonson - Waupaca - Junior
Anna Hartwig - Northland Pines - Junior
Forwards:
Amanda Sergent - Northland Pines - Senior
Markie Ash - Waupaca - Junior
Margaret Wohlleber - Lakeland/Tomahawk - Sophomore

Player of the Year: Erin Sparks - Lakeland/Tomahawk
Coach of the Year: Dan Bauer - Waupaca

BOYS SWIMMING:

200yd Medley Relay: Jack Garcia, Tyler Teichmiller, Jacob Hamerla, Grant Gibson - Lakeland
200yd Freestyle: Jack Garcia - Lakeland
200yd IM: Griffin Rades - Shawano
50yd Freestyle: Grant Gibson - Lakeland
100yd Butterfly: Nolan Francis - Rhinelander
100yd Freestyle: Grant Gibson - Lakeland
500yd Freestyle: Jack Garcia - Lakeland
200yd Freestyle Relay: Russell Benoy, Nolan Francis, Devon Gaber, Martin Hoger - Rhinelander
100yd Backstroke: Nolan Francis - Rhinelander
100yd Breaststroke: Griffin Rades - Shawano
400yd Freestyle Relay: Grant Gibson, Alex Tucker, Tyler Teichmiller, Jack Garcia - Lakeland

Swimmer of the Year: Jack Garcia - Lakeland
Coach of the Year: Lindsay Byrka - Rhinelander

WRESTLING:
Jake Brunner - Medford - 106
Josh Ehster - Mosinee - 113
Josh Brooks - Medford - 120
Zeke Sigmund - Medford - 126
Brady Anderson - Tomahawk - 132
Jack Sacndin - Lakeland - 138
Preston Carlson - Medford - 145
Jacob DeMeyer - Rhinelander - 152
Korbin Krueger - Antigo - 160
Kolten Hanson - Medford - 170
Alec Kurtz - Rhinelander - 182
Jake Rau - Medford - 195
Colton Krueger - Rhinelander - 220
Jose Mohr - Mosinee - 285

Wrestler of the Year: Kolten Hanson - Medford
Coach of the Year: Brandon Marcis - Medford

For the full list of all-conference teams, click the link below.

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Great Northern Conference all-conference teams

Story By: Mark Spillane

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