JAKE MADSEN, Bear River: This senior is the all-American kid. He is a returning state champion in wrestling and shows every indication that a second title could be on the way. But besides just being a standout wrestler, Madsen is a shining example in everything he does.

"He is the type of kid that you want as a spokesman for wrestling," said coach Gene Wilcox. "He is just a hard-working, dedicated, overall great kid. You only get someone like him every so often."

Madsen is the student body president and carries a 3.99 GPA. He is at the top of nearly everything he does, but his coach said it was not always that way.

"Jake is an overachiever," Wilcox said. "I remember watching him wrestle when he was in junior high and he didn't really stand out. He has done every little thing possible to make himself better both at wrestling and at everything else he does. If it is extra practice, or conditioning, whatever it takes, Jake gets it done."

MADDIE FOWLER, Fremont: A knee injury earlier this season helped this junior point guard come out of her shell.

"She probably said five words to me as a sophomore," said Silver Wolves coach Larry Hadley. "But sitting and watching eight or nine games from the bench, she saw a lot and now she'll tell us what offense or defense we need to run. It's fun to have a little captain that will come talk to you like that."

Fowler is a gifted athlete with a "nose for the game of basketball," Hadley said. "She raises our game to a different speed."

She scored 14 points in the team's win over Clearfield and 16 points in their win over Davis to help the team open region play with a 2-0 record.

"She's one of the best shooters I've seen," said Hadley. "But she'll do anything. If it's getting a rebound or a loose ball. Where ever you need here, that's where she goes."


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