CLEVELAND – 23rd Greater Cleveland Sports Awards presented by Medical Mutual and Ancora announced 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. WTAM will broadcast the awards show live.
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 clevelandsportsawards.com.