(UNDATED) – Even though H.S. Sports came to a halt this past weekend for the Christmas break, just before that break there were some outstanding performance in H.S. Basketball and Wrestling.

KSEN/K96—Bozeman Trophy male Athlete of the Week honors go to Cut Bank’s outstanding Sr. Wrestler Austin Vanek.  The defending State Champion swept his way thru the talented CMR Holiday Classic at 182 pounds and remains undefeated on the season.  Among his opponents to go down to defeat were the #1 ranked Class A wrestler from Havre and 3rd ranked AA Wrestler from Billings West.

Cut Bank Head Coach Cody Fetters makes a bold statement about Vanek saying, “I think he can beat anyone in his weight class, whether it be AA, A, B & C.  In some regards he’s already gone along ways to proving that and Coach Fetters says he’s trying to get him some matchups with the current #1 & #2 in AA.  More on that if it becomes official.

Vanek, meanwhile works like a dog year round, and in the Coaches words, “he really never stops wrestling all season long, attending off-season tournaments, camps and practices throughout the year.

Our Female Athlete of the Week was already being talked about before the season got underway as a player that opponents would have to find an answer for if they were going to come away with a victory.

Conrad’s 6’!” post-forward Brae Eneboe certainly proved that to be true in the Cowgirls first two conference games.  In a victory against Shelby she poured in a career high 33 points and then turned around went one better against Choteau with 34 including  7-8 from the free throw line.  Choteau did find sort of an answer and won the game by 3, despite the 34 points from Eneboe.

Conrad’s outstanding Sr. is also a major force on defense with rebounding and blocking or intimidating shots but we didn’t have the actual numbers for those two games.

Congratulations to our KSEN/K96—Bozeman Trophy Athlete’s of the Week, Sr. Austin Vanek of Cut Bank and Sr. Brae Eneboe of Conrad.  The Athlete of the week is sponsored locally by McDonald’s in Cut Bank. McDonald’s honors our Athlete’s with two free value meals each.

KSEN encourages nominations for the Athlete of the Week from Coaches, Parents, Fans or students and teammates.  E-mail markdaniels@townsquaremedia.com