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Greater Cleveland Sports Commission Announces Finalists for Cleveland Sports Awards



CLEVELAND – 23rd Greater Cleveland Sports Awards presented by Medical Mutual and Ancora announces award finalists in five categories for Greater Cleveland Sports Commission’s annual fundraiser. The winner from each category will be announced live during Sports Awards which will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023 at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse (RMFH). Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Finalists were selected by local sports and media outlets as well as an awards committee who chose outstanding athletes from Northeast Ohio’s following counties: Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage, Stark and Summit.

The finalists in the following categories were based on the highest number of votes: male and female high school athlete of the year, male and female collegiate athlete of the year and professional athlete of the year.

Male High School Athlete of the Year

presented by University Hospitals Drusinsky Sports Medicine Institute

Dylan Fishback, Aurora High School, Wrestling

Sencire Harris, St. Vincent – St. Mary High School, Basketball

Tyler Lencewicz, Shaker Heights High School, Hockey

Female High School Athlete of the Year

presented by University Hospitals Drusinsky Sports Medicine Institute

Katie Clute, Olmsted Falls High School, Cross Country and Track & Field

Caroline Jurevicius, Notre Dame Cathedral Latin High School, Volleyball

Tessa Knapp, Bay Village High School, Soccer

Male Collegiate Athlete of the Year

presented by H. Jack’s Plumbing & Heating Co. “The Super Plumber!”

Sincere Carry, Kent State University, Basketball (Solon High School)

Jacob Decatur, Baldwin Wallace University, Wrestling (Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy)

Sam Wiglusz, Ohio University, Football (Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School)

Female Collegiate Athlete of the Year

presented by H. Jack’s Plumbing & Heating Co. “The Super Plumber!”

Sophie Calabrese, University of Texas, Rowing (Shaker Heights High School)

Case Western Reserve University Women’s Soccer Team

Olivia Nagy, John Carroll University, Basketball (Lakewood High School)


Professional Athlete of the Year

Jarrett Allen, Cleveland Cavaliers, Center

Nick Chubb, Cleveland Browns, Running Back

José Ramírez, Cleveland Guardians, Third Baseman

Sports Awards is the premier annual sports fundraiser supporting Greater Cleveland Sports Commission and celebrates a year of athletic achievements in Northeast Ohio from high school stars to professional athletes.

Hosted by Joe Thomas, Cleveland Browns Legend, Northeast Ohio’s sports scene will gather for a night of networking, libations, appearances from local and national sports celebrities and feature a live awards show mirrored on the venue’s big screen.

Recipients of additional awards for 23rd Greater Cleveland Sports Awards are as follows:

Cleveland Clinic Sports Medicine Courage Award –

Maya Austerman, Avon Lake High School, Basketball

Sports Development Award –

to be announced


5-Star Senior Athlete Award presented by Medical Mutual –

to be announced

Lifetime Achievement Award presented by Union Home Mortgage –

Ted Ginn Sr., Legendary High School Coach

Best Moment in Cleveland Sports presented by JACK Entertainment –

to be announced

Tables and tickets for Sports Awards are available for purchase at

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I attended Malone College to pursue a Journalism career in Politics...I have found that writing about Sports is a lot more fun! I am an avid NBA, MLB & NFL fan. Find me on Twitter @nats_sportschat

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