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Fitzgerald Names Person of the Year

By Admin, 05/12/17, 12:00AM EDT


Longtime volunteer wins Rader Award

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.