Fishburne Military School Honors Winter Athletes
Waynesboro, VA — Three times each school year the Fishburne Military School Caissons come together in Lawton Chapel to celebrate the successes of their athletic teams and to recognize individual efforts and achievements. The awards presentations are then followed by a special dinner prepared for the athletes.
Fishburne Military School Athletics Director, MAJ Bryan Greene (VA), recapped the Winter Athletics seasons noting: “The Winter Season got off to a slow start but finished well. The Swim Team improved all season, and as a testament to their hard work and dedication, posted a host of personal records at the conference meet at the end of the season. Cadet Fessler-Krebs became only the third state qualifier from FMS in the last decade.
The JV Basketball team got a win over VES and three of their players were asked to play at the Varsity level throughout the season. The Varsity Basketball team had a great turn around with a great win on Senior Night. They ended their season with an overtime loss in the conference tournament and Kian Tate was unanimously chosen as 1st team all-conference.
The Rifle Team, under Coach Mawyer and Coach Spruill, claimed another State Championship.
Finally, the Wrestling team continued their success under Coach Waters, once again bringing a strong presence to the state tournament after finishing second at the VIC Tournament with three Caissons going to the national tournament.”
Following Coach Greene’s remarks, each coach recognized their team’s standouts, presented team awards and
congratulated each of their athletes for a season of effort and determination.
The final and most prestigious of Fishburne Military School’s athletics awards, The Colonel James G. Hogg Award, is presented three times per year to the cadet-athlete who best embodies the ideals of athletic and academic excellence. A plaque in the Fishburne foyer permanently displays the names of recipients. Cadet Charles Fessler-Krebs ’17 (Annandale, VA) was presented with the Hogg Award.
Fishburne Military School Winter Athletic Awards recipients:
MVP- Kian Tate
Coaches’ Award- Calen Owens
Most Improved- Timothy Arndt
Caisson Hustle Award- Yuan Pu
Iron Caisson Award- John Hendler
Iron Caisson Award- Tyree Scott
Kian Tate/ 2013-2017/1,017 Career Points/ 3x All-VIC plaque
MVP- Izaiah Carruth
Coaches’ Award- Dylan Gladhill
Iron Caisson- Wally Harris
Most Improved- Yutong Sun
MVP- Charles Fessler-Krebs
Coaches’ Award- Russell Leslie
Caisson Hustle Award- Qijun Yao
Iron Caisson- Gavin Flanagan
Leadership Award- Alexander Sponeman
Most Improved- Tommy Jones
Caissons Spirit Award- Jonah Geiman
MVP- Tyler Allen
MVP- Matthew Farrar
Most Improved- Levi Smith
Most Improved- Jacob Fincham
Caisson Hustle Award- Robert Branham
Coaches’ Award- Jacob Randall
25 “2017 DII State Champs-Fishburne Military School” Medals
MVP- Luciano Dolfi
Coaches’ Award- Kihoon Kim
Coaches’ Award- Colby Salyer
Iron Caisson- Stacy Wood
Leadership Award- Joshua Beard
Most Improved- Joaquin Martinez
Most Improved- Timothy Betoni
1SG James Hensley Award- Joshua Beard
15 “2017 VMSRL State Champs- Fishburne Military School” medals
James G. Hogg Award
Fishburne Military School is the oldest and smallest of all military schools for boys in Virginia. Its college-prep curriculum is built upon the structure of an Army JROTC program. FMS is designated as a JROTC Honor Unit with Distinction and may nominate qualified candidates to the United States Service Academies. Fishburne hosts one of only four Summer JROTC programs in the nation, accredited by US Army Cadet Command. For more information visit www.fishburne.org.