MEGAN VONDRASEK (center) made it official on Monday, April 29, signing a letter of intent to continue her wrestling career at Adrian College in the fall. Vondrasek, a senior at Owosso High School (OHS), won the 130-pound state championship on Feb. 3, 2019 in the first-ever Michigan Wrestling Coaches Association Girls State Finals, and on Sunday, April 28, she was named the 2019 Outstanding Female Wrestler in the state of Michigan by the Michigan chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.

   Megan began wrestling during her freshman year, under the direction of coach Ryan Clevenger, following in the footsteps of her brother, Joseph, an OHS grad who wrestles at Alma College, and her father, Matt, who wrestled during college in Muskegon.

   Joining Megan for the signing ceremony on April 29 was (from left) her high school wrestling coach, Ryan Clevenger, Adrian wrestling coach Cliff Cushard, her mother, Amiee, and father, Matt. Also in attendance were Megan’s grandparents, Mary Kay and Andy Kenney, and her aunt, Teresa Graham.

   Adrian College is a private liberal arts college located in Adrian, MI, and the school’s athletic teams, nicknamed the Bulldogs, compete in the NCAA’s Division III. The Adrian women’s wrestling team currently competes in the Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association while the school awaits full NCAA Division III status.

(Independent Photo/Graham Sturgeon)

Megan Vondrasek was last modified: May 6th, 2019 by Karen Elford