Devin Weber earns a scholarship to wrestle at Grand View University

Wheatland High School senior Devin Weber shown with his mom Danette Eppel raises the balloon colors of his new school in Des Moines, Iowa. Weber has received a scholarship to wrestle for the Grand View University Vikings.

WHEATLAND – Wheatland High School senior Devin Weber has received many accolades for his prowess as a wrestler at Wheatland High School, but has also been instrumental in anchoring the defense for the football team.

According to his coach Colt Goff, “Devin is a great leader by example and one of two team members that completed our new captain’s program in the offseason. Devin placed at fifth at Charlie Lake, third at Bridgeport, third at Shane Shatto, in Best of the Best Dual at Green River, fifth at Moorcroft, second at Ron Thon, second at Regionals, third at State, will be in these record categories for seasons he has the most escapes ever, third in team points, he is second, fourth, and fifth for season reversal for different seasons, and in all-time career records he is second in pins, (we haven’t totaled yet but I think it is safe to safe he is No. 1 in reversals), he has the highest career team points, and career wins,  Devin earned a weekly grit club award, a varsity letter, ends his career with all conference and 2 honorable mention all-conference wrestler, a two time state placer, a 2 time member of the Bulldog power club, completed the year-round grit club, will receive team awards of Grit master, Made of steel, the Funk award, same species, most wins, most falls, most escapes, most reversals and the 150 win club.”

Weber is a respected member of both the football (where he received an honorable mention all-conference award) and wrestling teams and will be remembered as a Bulldog with a tenacity to compete and stand toe-to-toe with any adversity that comes at him.

Weber will be traveling to Grand View University, an NAIA school in Des Moines, Iowa, which is a 10-hour trip from home.

“I got a pretty good scholarship for both athletics and academics,” Weber said. “They are sending my first workout tonight and they are probably going to have me on campus mid-July.”

Weber, who didn’t get an official offer until his visit, explained that trip.

“I was pretty excited,” Weber said. “I wasn’t expecting too much but then it was exciting when I did. I was coming in from another wrestling tournament there, and they sat me down and went through the wrestling practice and it was exciting because I didn’t even see it coming, and then they offered the scholarship.”

Weber, who had a chance to visit and consider seven other schools said that he was impressed enough at the initial visit to tell them that he was “pretty sure” he would be attending GV in the fall. Weber is intending on majoring in business.

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