Athlete of the Week • Feb. 3-Feb. 9 • Sean Howk, NUHS
Sr. New Ulm
Son of Mike and Sheila Howk
• Howk became New Ulm High School’s first wrestler to win 200 matches in his career. He earned the feat on Friday when the Eagles hosted a quadrangular. The senior now has 201 wins in his career.
• Howk, the No. 2-ranked Class AA wrestler at 145 pounds, won three matches in last Friday’s home quadrangular against Windom/Mt. Lake, Redwood-River Valley and Glencoe-Silver Lake/Lester Prairie. He is now 36-1 on the season and has won 20 straight matches.
With postponements coming in droves for area athletics lately, Howk was glad to have the chance to pick up win No. 200 last week.
“It was kind of a long wait, but as long as you get it, it’s kind of a nice hump to get over now,” Howk said of his 200th win on Friday. “So now I can focus on the end of the year and sections coming up next week [Thursday].”