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Educator of the Year

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Committed, intense and successful are just a few things that would describe my wrestling coach—as well as a science teacher. As a third year wrestler, I did not expect to learn as much as I did over those three years.

Starting my sophomore year, I did not know what to expect when I stepped into the wrestling room for the first time. But then I met my coach, Mr. John Mesenbrink, I knew I would like him because of his humor, his intensity, and his dedication to the sport of wrestling.

The attitude of Mr. Mesenbrink is unique. Being on a wrestling team (that is ranked number two in the state) we did not face many tough meets in our conference. But Mr. Mesenbrink went into each and every practice with an attitude that this was going to be our toughest competition.

Coaching at Arrowhead High School for 13 years he has made several accomplishments to make him one of the best coaches in Wisconsin, including six team state tournaments, one of which coming this year in his final year as a wrestling coach at Arrowhead. He has coached a total of 81 state qualifiers, 39 state place winners, 7 runner-ups and 9 champions.

Through my three years as a wrestler, I gained stamina, determination to do my best and, most importantly, confidence in everything I do. All of the things I learned from Mr. Mesenbrink make me nominate him for this award.





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