Sawyer Bartelt

Sawyer Bartelt of Coral Gables, Florida was an undefeated four-time Florida state champion for South Dade Senior High School.

He finished his high school career with a 139-0 record and was only taken down once, and that didn’t come until the final match of his high school career when Dr. Krop High School’s Nathan Adras did so early in the first period of the Class 3A 215-pound championship for an early 2-0 lead. Bartelt’s response? He pinned Adras at the 2:40 mark for the state title.

The son of Douglas and Michelle Bartelt, he will continue his wrestling career at Iowa State University.

Bartelt won the Junior Nationals Greco-Roman title in 2023 and was the 16U Greco-Roman national champion in 2021. He also won the U.S. Open U20 and U20 World Team Trials titles in 2023 and wrestled for the United States in the 2023 U20 World Championships.

Bartelt was a four-time Miami Dade County Wrestler of the Year and was named Florida Dairy Farmers Mr. Wrestling and the Miami Herald’s Miami-Dade Wrestler of the Year in 2024.

Also a standout as a defensive end on the football team, he was named South Dade Football Defensive Player of the Year and First-Team All-Miami-Dade in 2024.

Bartelt was a member of the “Best Buddies” club, spending time each week bonding with the special needs students at South Dade, and he also spent time reading and interacting with elementary school students.

He also served as a guest speaker at local schools, emphasizing the importance of respect and being responsible, particularly with school work, and encouraging students to become well-rounded students before becoming athletes.


Dave Schultz High School Excellence Award
Southeast, Florida

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