Comanche High School graduate and four time state champion Konner Doucet looks to make history again after becoming the Oklahoma winner of the Dave Schultz High School Excellence Award.
The Dave Schultz High School Excellence Award is in its 25th year and celebrates the nation’s most outstanding high school senior male wrestlers for their excellence in wrestling, scholastic achievement, citizenship and community service.
Doucet will now represent Oklahoma as he goes for the regional award which will be announced May 21. The national award will be announced May 28.
Upon hearing about the award, Doucet said it was an honor to receive the state award and is happy to represent the state as its winner.
“I was super blessed and very thankful that the committee and the people that put me up for the award and voted me to get that award,” Doucet said. “I was just thankful that they saw those characteristics in me and chose me to be the winner of the award. It is an honor to represent Oklahoma, especially for an award like this, and I represented them before through the national team and it is always fun to strap the Team Oklahoma singlets up and represent my home state.”
Oklahoma has only one national award winner in its 25 year existance. Now, Doucet will head to Oklahoma State University to wrestle for the Cowboys, a team he’s excited to represent.
“It is always nice when you are getting a lot of awards but at the end of the day it really means more if you are getting better and learning life lessons while getting ready for the next level,” Doucet said. “I am excited to go to that next level and see how I prepare and see how far I can go.”
Heading to Stillwater to wrestle for the storied Cowboys wrestling program, Doucet is thankful for all of the support over the years from his family and friends.
“I would like to thank my friends and family because they have always been there for me and making sacrifices and going with me to wrestling practices or taking me to wrestling practices,” Doucet said. “I want to thank my Oklahoma Coaches, high school coaches and I would like to thank them because they have put a lot of work into this. It is not just me out there on the mat .. a lot people have put in time and effort to make these things happen.”
The Banner will update this story when the regional award and state award is announced.