5 State Qualifying Wrestlers run the K at Middle South as a sendoff to NIU for the 2018 IESA State Wrestling Tournament this Friday, March 9th & Saturday, March 10th.

U.S. National Team member Sgt. Max Nowry, who wrestles for the Army’s World Class Athletics Program (WCAP), is the number 1 Greco Roman wrestler in the United States at 55kg. Young student athletes often don’t realize that all professional athletes once began their athletic journeys as middle school student athletes themselves. Sgt. Max Nowry recorded the video to congratulate Hawthorn South’s 5 state qualifiers on the hard work and dedication that they have invested to qualify for the IESA State Tournament. We are grateful for his words of wisdom and inspiration, as our student athletes work to take another step forward in their own athletic endeavors.