PIERRE, S.D. (News Release) — William Turman and Erika Stout have been chosen as Pierre Athletics Coaches Association Athletes of the Week.
William Turman squared off against #1 ranked Spencer Stockman who defeated him in overtime last week at the Bismarck Rotary. On his way to the finals, Turman won by pin in the opening round, then majored Sparks (Mitchell) in the semifinals 11-0. Scoreless going into the second period, Turman took a 3-0 lead following a clasping and push-out violation and then was cut by Stockman. Turman held on to the 3-2 lead late in the third to secure the victory and win his third Opbroek title over the past four years. Prior to the finals, William Turman was honored with the Adam Aslesen Award of Excellence given to an outstanding senior wrestler for their academic and athletic accomplishments at the Opbroek each year.
For 4 years Erika has been an integral part of the varsity girls basketball program. This year, as the lone senior in the program, she has embraced her role as a leader. Erika is selfless, coachable, and displays a consistently high level of work ethic. Erika is representative of many of the things that are critical for success in a team or program and has done so for the duration of her four years in high school.
The PACA Athletes of the Week are chosen by the members of the Pierre Athletic Coaches Association.