Taylor Massa, a high school senior from St. Johns High School in St. Johns, Mich., has been selected as the national winner of the 2012 Dave Schultz High School Excellence Award presented by the National Wrestling Hall of Fame & Museum.
The High School Excellence Award is named in honor of Olympic and World Champion Dave Schultz. Each award recipient is evaluated on excellence in wrestling, scholastic achievement, citizenship and community service.
Massa was selected from the 49 state winners and five regional winners.
Taylor Massa is a four- time Michigan high school state champion with a record of 231-0 at St. John’s High School in St. John’s, Michigan. He was also a four-year team captain, and he was named wrestler of the year in Michigan in 2012. Massa is a two-time USAW Junior FILA National Champion and a 2011 FILA Junior Freestyle World Team member. He claimed four Cadet National titles (two in freestyle and two in Greco-Roman) and was an Asics 2011 High School Team All-American.
His scholastic and community engagement includes being a member of the St. Johns Renaissance Club, multiple trimester Honor Roll member and Catholic Confirmation Cadet Sponsor. He maintains a 3.67 GPA and will attend the University of Michigan this coming fall as a projected 165-174 pounder.
Dave Schultz High School Excellence Award
National, Midwest, Michigan