Mike Fitzgerald was presented with his 2016 Frank E. Rader Person of the Year Award at Saturday's freestyle state championships.
Fitzgerald is a longtime member of NCUSA Wrestling, having served numerous roles over his three decades of service and participation.
Most recently Fitzgerald staged a competitive comback, wrestling in several tournaments over the past few seasons. But he is probably best known to the NCUSA wrestling community as a longtime senior level official.
Mike has officiated at local, state, and national tournaments for many years, and has been a fixture as a volunteer in the organization. He was an early volunteer during Frank Rader's tenure and helped shape the early years of NCUSA alongside Rader and other early volunteers.