$1420 Raised at the 3rd Annual Roger Benavides Memorial Scholarship Cornhole Tournament
Twenty teams competed in two divisions at the 3rd Annual Roger Benavides Memorial Scholarship Cornhole Tournament before the homecoming football game. $1420 was raised for the college scholarship fund, which goes to qualified Lutheran West wrestlers who have wrestled in the program since at least their fourth grade year. To donate to the scholarship fund email Coach Dave Ressler at email@example.com or click the donate button above.
Taking first in the student division was Team Tyler, which was made up of sophomore Tyler DeSimpelare and junior Tyler Robinson. Placing second were future Longhorns Danny Tome (Shorthorn Wrestler) and Evan Kromer (Minihorn Wrestler). Placing third was Team Broken Bunch made up of juniors Emma Poole and Grace Capretta. Placing fourth were seniors Chris and Kara VanHimbergen.
The adult division had 15 total teams and the competition was close all afternoon. The defending champions, LW alumni Nate and Sam Stover, were able to squeeze out several victories to claim the title for a second straight year. Placing second and giving the champions a battle were LW alumni Mark Petro and Steve Swidrak. Lutheran West wrestling Alum Ray Kashubeck and his teammate Jorge Ramos placed third. Placing fourth was Lon Wise and his grandson Chase. Lutheran West Wrestling Alum Brian LaPointe won the custom Cleveland Browns Cornhole set donated by Mr. Ed Deblock and LW Alum Lisa (Knall) Buck won the Cleveland Skyline Art donated by Mr. Brandon Krek.
Coach Dave Ressler and the Lutheran West Wrestling Team would like to thank everyone who participated in the tournament and those who donated to the scholarship fund. Thank you to the following sponsors: Pipefitters Local #120, BabySwede LLC, Quality Trophies and Awards, American Roofing, Keller Williams- Stacy Watson Realtor, The Winslow Family, Modern Chiropractic, Torched- Brandon Krek, The Deblock Family, Network Marketing Success Club- Jeff Manco, and Statement Limousine.
Coach Roger Benavides (1969-2011) was a major influence in the start of the Lutheran West youth and junior high wrestling programs and was the assistant high school coach from 1996-1999. A college scholarship has been established in honor of Coach Benavides. This scholarship is awarded to Lutheran West senior wrestlers who have participated in the Minihorn, Shorthorn, and Longhorn wrestling teams every season since their fourth grade year. Lutheran West is currently seeking donations for the Roger Benavides Memorial Ironman Scholarship. "We would like to grow this scholarship over the years to be able to award more wrestlers larger amounts of scholarship money", stated Coach Ressler. If you would like to donate to the scholarship fund, please contact Coach Dave Ressler at firstname.lastname@example.org or click the donate button at the top of this page.
2015: Tim Mecklenburg and Jacob Ressler
2016: Adler Vasiloff
2019: Parker Watson