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John Anderson Award Semi-Finalists

10/22/2020, 12:15pm CDT
By Travis Wilson

Mineral Point linebacker Will Straka

The John Anderson Award is given annually to the state's top senior linebacker as part of the WSN Senior Football Awards. The award is named after John Anderson, a former Waukesha South standout who went on to star at the University of Michigan and later with the Green Bay Packers.

The pre-season list has been trimmed down to 16 semi-finalists, with five finalists chosen after the regular season. Winners are announced after the final culminating events.


First Name Last Name Team
Orion Boe D.C. Everest
Connor Cardell River Falls
Austin Dahlke Edgar
Logan Ertl Wauwatosa West
Noah Galindo Germantown
Brye Hardel Iola-Scandinavia
Colin Heckman Menomonee Falls
Billy Howard Menomonee Falls
Brock Lampe Kenosha Bradford
Cade Mullhollan Wilmot
Will Ockler Menomonie
Blaine Seidl Medford
Will Straka Mineral Point
Mac Strand Xavier
Anthony Tomczak Muskego
Ryan Verstegen Little Chute

To view the Pre-Season Watch List, click here.

Finalists for the award do not have to come from the semi-finalist list. Lists are compiled from statistical information available to WSN, coach nominations, player evaluations, and other resources.

About the Author

Travis Wilson serves as the General Manager, Football Editor, and contributing writer for other parts of the site. Wilson was selected as part of the Sports 40 Under 40 list by Coach & AD Magazine and the National High School Athletic Coaches Association for 2019. The Wisconsin Football Coaches Association (WFCA) named Travis the 2015 recipient of the Dave McClain Distinguished Service Award. He currently serves on the WFCA Executive Board as the Website and Communications Director and is a member of the Executive Board of the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association. A graduate of Richland Center High School and Mount Mercy College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Travis was a three-sport athlete in high school (football, baseball, basketball) and currently resides in Reedsburg. You can follow him on Twitter at @travisWSN.

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