2016 Scholar-Athlete Awards Ceremony and Banquet

The Seattle Chapter's 51st Annual Scholar-Athlete Awards Banquet was held on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at CenturyLink Field. The focus of this annual event is to acknowledge the accomplishments of Seattle\King County high school football players.

This year, a total of 88 scholar-athletes were nominated by coaches from over 45 schools. The selection committee narrowed the field down to 8 finalists, from which the the top Lineman and Back were honored and awarded $2000 scholarships. The remaining six finalists were awarded $500 scholarships.

Jordan Burtt
Jordan Burtt
Jack McCarthy
Jack McCarthy

The 2016 Lineman of the Year was Jordan McGwire Burtt, King's High School. Additional Linemen finalists were Anthony Renaldo Flor (O’Dea High School), Caleb Peter Johnston (Skyline High School), and William Robert Moore IV (Bellevue High School).

The 2016 Back of the Year was Jack Chandler McCarthy, Skyline High School. Additional Back finalists were Justin Reid Angelel (Bellevue High School), Daniel Aaron Ficca (Bellevue Christian High), and Jack Francis Weidenbach (Mount Si High School).

Receiving the Rusty Young Memorial Award was Deby Kohlwes, Landscape Designer and Marketing Consultant. This is awarded to the individual or corporation that exhibits a dedication to the game and its athletes through their contributions for the benefit of the scholar-athlete.

Randy Hart, Retired Collegiate Coach, was given the Tony Gasparovich Memorial Award. Each year this award is given to an area football supporter who exhibits love and dedication of the game through their principles and leadership with those with whom they work. Randy was honored for his 45 years of coaching, including guiding Stanford to three rose bowls until his retirement after the 2015 season.

The guest speakers included Paul Johns, Director, Youth Football and Legends Programs, Seattle Seahawks,and Chip Lydum, Associate Director of Athletics, Capital Projects & Operations, University of Washington. Master of Ceremonies was Mike Brown, Radio Sportscaster, Emcee, Auctioneer and Fundraiser.

View the Program from the 2016 Awards Banquet (PDF file approx 4.4MB).

View Video from the 2016 Awards Banquet (© Robin Marie Photography).

View/download Photos from the 2016 Awards Banquet. All Photos © Robin Marie Photography.

2016 Scholar-Athlete Finalists - Linemen

Jordan McGwire Burtt
Jordan McGwire Burtt
Kings High School
Coach Jim Shapiro
Anthony Renaldo Flor
Anthony Renaldo

O’Dea High School
Coach Monte Kohler
Caleb Peter Johnston
Caleb Peter
Skyline High School
Coach Mat Taylor

William Robert Moore IV
William Robert
Moore IV

Bellevue High School
Coach Mark Landes

2016 Scholar-Athlete Finalists - Backs

Justin Reid Angelel
Justin Reid

Bellevue High School
Coach Mark Landes

Daniel Aaron Ficca
Daniel Aaron

Bellevue Christian
Coach Todd Green
Jack Chandler McCarthy
Jack Chandler McCarthy
Skyline High School
Coach Mat Taylor
Jack Francis Weidenbach
Jack Francis

Mount Si High
Coach Charlie Kinnune


Complete List of 2016 Nominated Scholar-Athletes

Scholar-Athlete School Coach
Gavin Strojan Auburn Gordon Elliot
Bailey Pederson Auburn Gordon Elliot
Campbell Friend Auburn Moutainview Jared Gervais
Joe Norris Auburn Moutainview Jared Gervais
Corbin Gabrel Ballard Ross Humphries
Kenneth Bell Ballard Ross Humphries
Justin Angelel Bellevue Mark Landes
William Moore IV Bellevue Mark Landes
Daniel Ficca Bellevue Christian Todd Green
Peter Besel Bellevue Christian Todd Green
Renjie Chen Bishop Blanchet Kyle Moore
Timothy Roach Bishop Blanchet Kyle Moore
Parker Chamberlin Bothell Tom Bainter
Jesse Sims Bothell Tom Bainter
Davis Burpee Cedarcrest Billy Ojeda
Jakob Kirschenmann Cedarcrest Billy Ojeda
De’Andre Sincere Central Kitsap Mark Keel
Dawson Krog Central Kitsap Mark Keel
Deantre Scott Decatur Levi Suiaunoa
Darius Viena Decatur Levi Suiaunoa
Ben Howard Eastlake Don Bartel
Ryan Stinnett Eastlake Don Bartel
JJ Luger Eastside Catholic Jeremy Thielbahr
Ethan England Eastside Catholic Jeremy Thielbahr
Chad Bulpin Enumclaw Mark Gunderson
Sam Rodarte Enumclaw Mark Gunderson
Tony Chan Federal Way John Meagher
Wesley Nguyen Federal Way John Meagher
Kevin Le Foster Elijah Ruhl
Solomon Tapealava Foster Elijah Ruhl
Benjamin Box Highline Mark Cross
Malik White Highline Mark Cross
Mason Burdge Inglemoor DJ Baddeley
Andre Taylor Inglemoor DJ Baddeley
Duncan Varela Interlake Brian Hartline
Joe Nelson Issaquah Buddy Bland
Gregory Shipley Issaquah Buddy Bland
Dean Sise Juanita Lele Te’o
Gavin Vodopich Juanita Lele Te’o
Trevor Hoffman Kennedy Catholic Sheldon Cross
Ben Woods Kent-Meridian Brett Allen
Ezekiel Cordova Kent-Meridian Brett Allen
Trask Rogers Kentlake Brett Thompson
Brandon Kelley Kentlake Brett Thompson
JaQuan DuBose Kentridge Marty Osborn
Noah Titialii Kentridge Marty Osborn
Jordan Burtt Kings Jim Shapiro
Luke Wicks Kings Jim Shapiro
Adam Long Lake Washington A.J. Parnell
Sean Gordon Lake Washington A.J. Parnell
Bennett Dondoyano Lakeside Casey Selfridge
Hunter Gossman Lakeside Casey Selfridge
Torey Anderson Liberty Steve Valach
Austin Regis Liberty Steve Valach
Jordan Mark Mercer Island Brett Ogata
Will Krause Mercer Island Brett Ogata
Nathan Sheffield Mount Rainier Tremain Mack
Jacob Gibbs Mount Rainier Tremain Mack
Maxwell Bonda Mount Si Charlie Kinnune
Jack Weidenbach Mount Si Charlie Kinnune
Cedar Norman Nathan Hale Hoover Hopkins
Jonas Nelson Nathan Hale Hoover Hopkins
Marcus Chu Newport Drew Oliver
Caleb Richardson Newport Drew Oliver
Nathanael Kjormoe North Kitsap Jeff Weible
Carson Bower North Kitsap Jeff Weible
Anthony Flor O’Dea Monte Kohler
Jason Wong O’Dea Monte Kohler
Ryan Mossman Redmond Jason Rimkus
Anthony Laveroni Redmond Jason Rimkus
Griffin Proctor Renton Tim Tramp
Isaiah Dowding-Albrecht Seattle Lutheran Anthony Stordahl
Josh Meyer Seattle Lutheran Anthony Stordahl
Joshua Flor Seattle Preparatory Aaron Maul
Colin Gamroth Seattle Preparatory Aaron Maul
Jack McCarthy Skyline Mat Taylor
Caleb Johnston Skyline Mat Taylor
Siaosi Soto South Kitsap Gavin Kralik
Jacob Miller South Kitsap Gavin Kralik
Aidan Harmon Tahoma Tony Davis
Dylan Stewart Tahoma Tony Davis
Mason DeLaCruz Thomas Jefferson Scott Morgan
Bryce Hoisington Vashon Island Clay Eastly
Carson Nye Vashon Island Clay Eastly
John Ursino West Seattle Tom Burggraff
Andrew Burggraff West Seattle Tom Burggraff
Michael Roth Woodinville Wayne Maxwell
Andrew Metz Woodinville Wayne Maxwell

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