Bowerman recognized as U.P. champ

History celebrated history on Monday, Dec. 12, as Munising wrestler Reagan Bowerman (far right) received his U.P. State Champion plaque at the boys varsity basketball game against Engadine. He was joined by 11 other past Mustang champions, invited by Munising Head Coach Joe Dolaskie for the ceremony.

“This is a small community, so a victory for one is a victory for everybody. There’s a lot of family names up there, a lot of people still involved with the program, so this is an important step for the community,” he said.

Bowerman won the U.P. title last year in the 140 pound weight class, receiving the designation of his name, year and class notated on a plaque that hangs in the Munising Middle/High School gymnasium. The plaques attach to each other like a ladder, celebrating each of the 29 U.P. championships won by 23 individual wrestlers.