Wednesday, March 16 was the night to recognize the accomplishments of the 2010-2011 Rockford wrestling team. It was also a big night for senior Mick DeBoer, who was the recipient of the 5th Annual Robert Townsend/Robert Zahm Wrestling Scholarship. The award is given to a senior who exhibits great passion for the sport, enthusiasm to learn over a four-year commitment to the sport, and shows great leadership to others.
DeBoer pushed the team through a tough season and kept a positive attitude, even through some of his own injuries this season. He had also been chosen by his peers as a team captain early in the season.
Mick is the son of Chris and Danielle DeBoer.
The scholarship is presented by Robert and Peggy Townsend of Rockford, Jim and Maureen Townsend of Comstock Park, and Julie and Bernie Zahm of Rockford, and their families.