Menomonee Falls wins 4th Sportsmanship Award

This is the 4th time in 4 years that Menomonee Falls High School and its fans have won a sportsmanship award from the WIAA

MENOMONEE FALLS — It’s been a banner year for the Menomonee Falls High School wrestling team.

Not only did MFHS wrestlers return to state and set a record-breaking 7 individual state qualifiers, totaling 35 in the last seven years, they’ve also dedicated time to working with young children in the community and raising money for charity and holding a food drive for the pantry.

“They add to the school climate in a positive way, every day,” said Jim McMahon, a science teacher at MFHS and wrestling coach for the last 15 years.

To top it all off, this week, the MFHS wrestling team, its families, and its fans were awarded a WIAA Sportsmanship award for their conduct during the state wrestling meet.

“I am truly humbled to be a teacher at MFHS this is an incredible community to raise your kids in,” McMahon said. “It’s an incredible school and there are just so many positive things that happen here on a daily basis.”

The selection of the WIAA Sportsmanship award takes into consideration input from contest officials, tournament management, police and security personnel, crowd control and ushers, and WIAA Staff members.

These observers judge the conduct and sportsmanship of coaches and athletes, cheer and support groups, mascots, bands, student groups and adult spectators. Also measured is the effort by school administrators and chaperones during the tournament to keep the support for their teams and student-athletes positive and enthusiastic.

This year MFHS wrestling also had 7 Greater Metro Conference Scholar-Athletes, more than any other school combined in the conference.

“These kids have a lot of opportunities here, not only academically but in many other extracurricular activities,” McMahon said.

McMahon was named GMC coach of the year as well as the Journal Sentinel coach of the year

“All of these awards are truly based on evidence of the wonderful families and kids we have in this school district,” he said. “Those relationships I will treasure forever.”

In the last four years, MFHS has been awarded sportsmanship awards for the school’s participation in the state tournaments for summer baseball, boys soccer, girls soccer and now wrestling.

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