Lehigh celebrates season at annual wrestling banquet
Posted: April 5, 2005
Bethlehem, PA - The Lehigh Wrestling program held its annual postseason banquet on Sunday afternoon at Iacocca Hall on Lehigh’s Mountaintop Campus to look back at the 2004-05 season and honor the team that won its fourth consecutive EIWA Championship and placed eighth at the NCAA Championships. Over 200 players, parents, alumni, friends, coaches and support staff were on hand for the event.
Several Lehigh program awards were handed out for individual accomplishments from the 2004-05 season, a year which saw the team win 20 duals for the second time in school history and bring home multiple All-Americans for the seventh straight year.
Senior Jon Trenge was named the team’s Outstanding Athlete, awarded to the team member who makes the most outstanding athletic contribution to the accomplishment of the team. Trenge was a team best 30-4 on the season en route to becoming a three-time EIWA Champion and three-time All-American. He retires as the Mountain Hawks all-time leader in victories with 133. This season Trenge also claimed his second Midlands championship and won the Sheridan Award for most falls at the EIWA Championships.
Junior co-captain Travis Frick took home the program’s highest honor as he received the Scholar-Athlete award. Given to the student-athlete who best combines academics and athletics, Frick boasts a 3.62 grade point average in industrial engineering and has been a three time NCAA qualifier. This year at NCAA’s Frick battled through a badly broken nose to win a pair of matches, but did not place.
The Coaches Award went to junior Troy Letters. The award is given to the individual who made significant contributions to the well-being of the team in terms of attitude, improvement, or special leadership. Letters followed up his 2004 national championship season by going 27-1 in 2005. Like Trenge, Letters became a three-time All-American and three-time EIWA Champion.
The Lehigh wrestling banquet was made possible by the Lehigh Athletics Partnership program, whose mission is to promote interest in Lehigh Athletics, to encourage and provide financial support to the program and to enhance relations with all former participants, fans, friends, and parents of Lehigh student-athletes. For more information about the Partnership Program please call Barb Turanchik ’75 at 610-758-4301.