The Minnesota Wrestling Coaches Association has awarded six $1,000 scholarships this year. Any senior who has wrestled at a Minnesota high school and is college-bound were eligible to apply.
Here are this year’s scholarship winners:
Caden Dewall of Becker High School is the son of Ryan and Nicole Dewall. He is coached by Matt Aho. Caden has maintained a 4.0 GPA while taking several AP and college classes and is involved with many school and community activities. Caden was captain of the wrestling team as a Junior and Senior and placed third in the state last year. He was also captain of the Becker football team as a Senior and earned All-State honors. Caden is a four-year member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and is active in his church. Caden will attend college at Bethel, Augsburg, or Saint John’s.
Nolan Myers wrestles for Hasting High School under coach Tim Haneberg. The son of Michael and Shannon Myers, Nolan plans to attend South Dakota State University. An outstanding student, Nolan is a member of the National Honor Society and takes numerous honors, AP, and college-level classes. Nolan is a five-time letter winner in wrestling, a two-year captain, and was a state entrant in 2020. He also is a three-time letter winner in track and served as captain of the track team. Nolan is active in his church.
Brody Ullyott from Detroit Lakes High School is the son of Rob and Diane Ullyot and is coached by his father, Rob. Brody is a two-time state wrestling entrant and placed second in state as a Junior. Brody is an “A” student and has been involved in many school activities, including football and trap shooting. Brody is active in his church and is undecided as to where he will attend college.
Cael Swenson from Wayzata High School plans on attending South Dakota State University. He is the son of and is coached by Eric Swenson. Cael is an outstanding student, maintaining a 3.8 GPA while taking many advanced classes. Cael is a three-time state wrestling place winner, including a state championship last year. He is active in his church and community.
Ryan Scherber attends Buffalo High School and is the son of Jason and Deb Scherber. He is coached by Jeff Granrud. Ryan has been a state wrestling tournament entrant three times and twice was a state place winner. He also played football. In addition to his athletics, Ryan is very active in his school. He has been in student government, is a student mentor, was selected as a representative to Boy’s State, and is viewed as a leader throughout the school. Ryan is an outstanding student and is a member of the National Honor Society. He is active in many community organizations. Ryan plans on attending either the United States Coast Academy or the University of Mary.
Alex McPhee of Proctor High School is the son of Eric McPhee and Megan Loppnow. He is coached by his father. Alex is a well-rounded student-athlete. He carries a 4.0 GPA, is a member of the National Honor Society, and is a Knowledge Bowl team member. Alex is a six-year letter winner in wrestling and has earned four letters in football. He has been captain of both the football and wrestling teams. He has also earned two letters in track and one in cross country. Alex volunteers for many community charities. He plans on attending college at Concordia Moorhead.