Parents: Geoff Cory and Carissa Rutherford
Class Rank: 21/167
Type Course: AP, CCP, STEM
School: Miami Trace High School
Sports: Cross Country, Soccer, Basketball, Track and Field, Indoor Track
Part I – Athletics
(Must participate in at least two varsity sports)
Sport: Track/ indoor track, No. Years 4, Varsity Letters 4
Sport: Cross country, No. Years 3, Varsity Letters 3
Sport: Soccer, No. Years 1, Varsity Letters 1
Sport: Basketball, No. Years 3, Varsity Letters 0
What special awards did this candidate receive as an athlete?
All district track and field, All Ohio indoor track, scholar athlete, league champs in track and cross country and district champs in track. also received coaches award for the track team.
Four-time scholar athlete
2 time meet medalist (scored most points in a meet); District champ-first place in high jump; placed 6th at Regional meet in pole vault; placed 7th at indoor state meet in pole vault
Part II – Scholastic
Grade point average: 3.68
Scholastic Awards: (National Honor Society, for example):
National Honor Society, Buckeye Boys State
School-related projects (State Science Fair, library/office assistant, for example)
FFA , Teachers Assistant
Part III – Leadership
List membership in and/or leadership roles held in any club, church, community or school organization. (Also not community projects)
Coach’s comments concerning leadership abilities
I’ve been the head boys soccer coach at Miami Trace since 2014, and unfortunately for me, this was the only season that I had the pleasure of coaching Wyatt Cory. Wyatt waited until his senior year to play soccer but what a year it was! The team set records by earning the first No.1 tournament seed in the 30 year history of the program, only allowed 25 goals which was the fewest goals allowed in a season, and tied the school record for most shutouts with 7. The team also enjoyed the second best record in the 30 year history of the program at 11-5-2. We were also able to win our third straight Sectional Championship and make a third straight District Tournament appearance.
Wyatt came in to the season with an open mind and was able to contribute in so many ways. He is the ultimate team player, has a tremendous work ethic, was one of the best all-around athletes I’ve ever had the pleasure of coaching. He put the team first. His speed, combined with another player on the team, gave me the fastest offensive front line, in Division II, in the entire Southeast District! I know because I’ve studied the competition. We gave every opponent all kinds of match-up problems.
With soccer, there is more to the game than how many goals you score. We had so much possession of the ball that our offense really helped our defense accomplish the defensive records of allowing the fewest goals in school history (at 25) and trying the record for most shutouts (at 7). Simply put, when we had the ball, our opponents did not, and thus they couldn’t hurt us.
I am very thankful to have had the opportunity to coach Wyatt. I wish him the best of luck as he competes for the Christman Award and I wish him the best in his future endeavors.
Josh Thoroman, MT Head Boys Soccer Coach
It is an absolute honor to recommend Wyatt Cory of Miami Trace for the 2019 Christman Award. I have had the privilege to coach Wyatt for the last four years. Wyatt is an incredibly hard worker, both in the classroom as well as on the track. He has earned a 3.68 G.P.A. Wyatt will be a four-year letter winner in Track and Field. As his former teacher and his current Track & Field Coach, I can attest to his work ethic.
He works very hard and is dedicated to reaching his goals in whatever he puts his mind to. These attributes have already allowed him to see some success.
Over the course of the past year Wyatt has put in countless hours of practice to better his Track and Field skills. He has outworked everyone else on the team. As a junior, Wyatt was a District Champion High Jumper and three event qualifier to the Regional
Meet in the 110 High Hurdles, High Jump, and Pole Vault. This year his dedication has allowed Wyatt to qualify for the 2019 D 2/3 Indoor State Championships in the 60 Meter Hurdles, the High Jump and Pole Vault. Wyatt finished in 7th place in the Pole Vault. Wyatt has been named Meet Medalist at two outdoor track and field invitationals this spring.
I am honored to nominate Wyatt Cory and I applaud him for setting goals and then having the willingness to put forth the work necessary to reach those goals.
Brent Noes, MT Head Track Coach