Dave Schultz High School Excellence Award Regional Winners Announced

By National Wrestling Hall of Fame

Midwest Region: Patrick Kennedy of West Concord, Minnesota, is a four-time Minnesota state champion and six-time state qualifier, finishing sixth as a seventh grader and third as an eighth grader, for Kasson-Mantorville High School. The top-ranked wrestler in the country at 182 pounds, he has signed a letter of intent to wrestle for the University of Iowa. The son of Matt and Tammy Kennedy, he is a two-time Post Bulletin Wrestler of the Year winner and was named the Rochester Area Male Athlete of the Year in 2020. Kennedy won USA Wrestling's Junior National Freestyle championships and the Who's #1 tournament in 2019. He was a member of the Minnesota Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic team in 2019 and 2020 and had a cumulative GPA of 3.64. Kennedy won his last 112 matches to finish with 223 career victories, trailing only Brady Berge's 287 for the most victories in Kasson-Mantorville history. Berge was also a four-time state champion and was the Minnesota and Central Region winner of the DSHSEA award in 2017.