Thursday Oct. 22, 6:30 pm at Clune Arena
Four named to WWC All-Academic Team; nine named to Coaches' Honor Roll
A total of 623 athletes honored by conference
Erickson, Hyder, Stafford named to WWC All-Academic Team
Five Falcons named All-Americans
2014-15: Finished the season with a 15-19 overall record and 6-8 dual record in HWT class … recorded one fall on the season at 2:01 … placed 2nd at the All-Academy Championships and 4th at the UNK Holiday Inn Open – Elite HWT class … WWC Academic All-Conference with a 3.58 GPA in systems engineering … Iron Bolt award … Squadron flight commander … six-time Dean’s List, two-time Commandant’s List, Superintendent’s List, two-time WWC Academic All-Conference … FILA Junior FS and GR All-American … FILA University Greco All-American … two-time Iron Bolt winner, All-Academy Ind. Champion … Worked with Boeing space and communications for five weeks on the cadet summer research program … ESET Squadron Commander in charge of 34 cadets to execute training for roughly 400 cadets.
2013-14: Posted a 16-16 overall record with a 5-7 dual record in the HWT class ... placed first at the Cowboy Open (amateur) and placed first in the All-Academy Championships, both in HWT ... placed sixth at the UNK Holiday Inn Open (amateur) ... Scholar-Athlete Award, Iron Bolt Award, WWC All-Academic Team.
2012-13: Compiled a 5-4 record for the season ... earned one win by fall ... placed fourth in the Amateur Division at the UNK Holiday Inn Open ... named to WWC Coaches' Honor Roll ... also recognized as a Mountain West Scholar-Athlete ... All-American at the ASICS Junior National Championships, placing sixth at 120kg.
High School: Lettered four years in wrestling for coach Brad Holzer ... captured second- and fourth-place state finishes ... two-time folkstyle All-American ... three-time all-conference honoree ... also lettered three years in football ... all-region selection and three-time all-conference selection ... class valedictorian ... member of National Honor Society.
Personal: Member of cadet squadron 40 ... son of Dennis and Rhonda Malecek ... has three siblings ... father played junior college football ... uncle, Dave, was an All-American at Northern Iowa, while uncle, Joe, was an All-American at Nebraska ... plans to major in electrical engineering ... hobbies include outdoor recreation (hunting, fishing, boating) and sports ... craziest ambition is to be both an All-American and an Academic All-American.