NAPPANEE – The hard work for Jake Lone continues to pay off.
The NorthWood senior earned a prestigious scholarship, garnering the Rollie Hoover Memorial Scholarship.
Lone wrestled his way to the 182-pound championship round at the IHSAA State Finals, finishing second in the bracket. The loss in the final didn’t take away from what Lone accomplished in his senior season, winning titles in the Northern Lakes Conference, sectional, regional and semi-state along the way. Lone also finished third at 182 at the Al Smith Classic and came into the season having finished sixth at the state finals as a junior.
The senior, who was 41-3 overall this past season, was coached by Nate Andrews.
The Rollie Hoover Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 1997 by the Rollie Hoover Memorial Scholarship Committee with contributions received from various caring donors, in memory of Mr. Hoover. The scholarship is available to students who participate in their high school wrestling program as a senior and have lived in Elkhart County for at least one year.
The Rollie Hoover Memorial Scholarship is a one-year, one-time, $1,000 scholarship award.