Hunter Stieber, Cam Tessari and Chris Phillips from Monroeville High School Named April GTM Sportswear Athletes of the Month

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Hunter Stieber, Cam Tessari and Chris Phillips are recognized by the National High School Coaches Association and GTM Sportswear® for strong athletic performance as the April 2011 GTM Sportswear® Athletes of the Month.

GTM Sportswear® is honored to be partnering with the NHSCA in recognizing outstanding student athletes such as Hunter, Cam and Chris. They have really shown their commitment and deication to their sport...

GTM Sportswear® and the National High School Coaches Association (NHSCA) are pleased to announce senior wrestlers Hunter Stieber, Cam Tessari and Chris Phillips as the GTM Sportswear® Athletes of the Month for April 2011. They will be recognized at a press conference at Monroeville High School, Monroeville, Ohio on May 19, 2011 at 12:40 pm. They will receive GTM® merchandise and be featured in various GTM Sportswear® marketing materials.

Stieber, Tessari and Phillips made Division 3 Monroeville the first school in American high school wrestling history to crown three four-time state wrestling champions in the same year. All three were ranked No. 1 nationally at their weight classes by WIN magazine. Stieber (135) and Tessari (140) are both committed to Ohio State University, while Phillips (171) will attend North Carolina State University. All three won their titles in dominating fashion. Stieber finished 54-0 and recorded three pins and an 8-1 decision, finishing his career with a 193-2 record. Tessari, who finished 52-1, had a pin, a pair of technical falls and an 11-4 finals decision, and posted a 187-6 career mark. Phillips (51-0), who won all four state titles at 171, had three major decisions along with an 8-6 decision in the semifinals. His career record was 193-1.

“The National High School Coaches Association is proud to recognize these young men for their outstanding performances, not only on the field, but in the school and community as well,” said Bobby Ferraro, Jr., Executive Director of the National High School Coaches Association. “It’s truly an honor to recognize athletes of this stature.”

"GTM Sportswear® is honored to be partnering with the NHSCA in recognizing outstanding student athletes such as Hunter, Cam and Chris. They have really shown their commitment and dedication to their sport and are a great example for the youth in our communities," said Nikki Miller, Vice President of Marketing for GTM Sportswear®. "We are very proud of them and their outstanding achievements."

The NHSCA and GTM Sportswear® have honored one deserving high school athlete each month, September 2010 through April 2011. NHSCA Coaches nominated commendable athletes through the NHSCA website. Each month six finalists were selected by the NHSCA and presented via ballot to a group of high school sports writers, high school coaches, NHSCA and GTM® representatives to choose the winner. Out of the eight recipients of the monthly award, one athlete will be chosen as the GTM Sportswear® Athlete of the Year in May 2011.

About the NHSCA:
Founded in 1989, the National High School Coaches Association is a not-for-profit 501c3 service organization providing support and leadership programs for the nation’s 500,000 high school coaches and 10 million high school athletes. For more information on the National High School Coaches Association visit http://www.nhsca.com.

About GTM Sportswear®:
GTM Sportswear® is a national sportswear company specializing in team uniforms, warm-ups and practice apparel with custom embellishment. The business began in 1989 with two friends selling college apparel to students under the name It’s Greek to Me, Inc. The company quickly grew by branching out into high school team and booster apparel and changed its name to GTM Sportswear®. GTM® headquarters is located in Manhattan, Kansas where a 160,000 square foot facility holds over 700 employees. For more information visit http://www.gtmsportswear.com.

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