Michael Schwegel   Wrestling Class of 2000

Michael participated in baseball, football, and wrestling while at HHS. He was one of the leaders on the football team his senior year that won a league title and went on to the State playoffs. He was a crucial part of the famous win over Prosser that year that broke Prosser’s long standing league winning streak of seventy-two straight games.

But Michael’s best accomplishments as a student-athlete came on the wrestling mat. He turned out for wrestling as a sophomore and it took only two short years to put his name in the HHS record books. As a junior in the 275 pound weight class, Michael earned his way to the State Tournament where he accomplished something no other Hanford wrestler had ever done. Michael won HHS’s first State title in grand fashion by giving up only one point in the entire tournament.

Michael returned to the State Tournament as a senior and again did something no other HHS wrestler had accomplished and made the finals for a second time. Michael ultimately finished second as a senior. Michael now lives in Orange, TX with his wife Janey, two girls, Taya and Naomi, and son, Tegan. Michael has traveled the country with his work and is currently working in Alaska.