(UNDATED) – KSEN / K96—Bozeman Trophy Athlete’s of the Week got the spring time headed in the right direction, but one of them didn’t involve the traditional spring sports at all.

Our male Athlete of the week had tough-go of things in the Divisional and State Wrestling Tournaments this season, but it was really remarkable that he was even in the Divisional and State Tournaments.

Conrad  So. Logan VanDyke had a very unfortunate injury in practice one night before the Divisional Tournament.   Fracturing a bone in his ankle, Logan, who was seeded #3 in the State prior to the Divisional, wrapped up the ankle and made a go of it.  Because of the high seed he had a 1st round bye and then won his 1st actual match.  That gave him a 6th place finish and a qualificiation for the State Tournament.  He forfeit the matches following that first win.

In that State Tournament he lost a first match, won the 2nd, and lost the 3rd and all of it with the fractured bone.   Approximately 6 weeks later, this past weekend, Logan had not wrestled the entire time, but worked out some at home.   He entered the Montana Open Championship in Billings, healthy, and fired up and came up with the Championship in the 113 pound weight class which had 10 wrestlers total.

Logan wrestled a common foe in the Championship, Payne Reilly of Forsyth winning by decision in a very tight match 5-4.  Welcome back!

Our female Athlete of the Week is Sr.Kiara Iron Heart of Browning.  Kiara finished the State Class A Cross Country meet last fall in 2nd place and at the time her Browning Coach predicted that Kiara would win the Class A State Championship in the mile and at least finish top 3 in the 800.

In her first meet of the season she met those standards with victories at the Cut Bank Booster Invitational in both the 800 and the 1600.

Also nominated this week Sr. Emma Woods of Fairfield.  Emma the defending State B Champion in Golf, shot 80 at Marias Valley last Friday and won medalist honors for the girls in the 1st Tournament of the season.

Congratulations to our KSEN/K96 Bozeman Trophy Athlete’s of the Week, So. Logan VanDyke of Conrad and Sr. Kiara Iron Heart of Browning.  The Athlete of the Week is sponsored by McDonald’s in Cut Bank. McDonald’s honors our Athlete’s with two free value meals each.