BRATTLEBORO >> Bellows Falls wrestler DJ Snide received 92 votes to earn Reformer Athlete of the Week honors for Feb. 7-13. He joins previous winners Skyler LeClair of Hinsdale, Brattleboro's Eli Lombardi, and Kyle Murdock of Twin Valley.
"DJ Snide is not only a phenomenal wrestler and all-around athlete, but a humble and inspirational young man, the epitome of sportsmanship. He absolutely and emphatically has my vote," wrote Kelly Stettner on the ReformerSports Facebook page.
The 195-pounder went 5-1, with all five of his victories coming by pin, during the Marble Valley League Jamboree at Mount Anthony Union High School. Snide, who picked up wins over wrestlers from Fair Haven, MAU-B, Otter Valley, ConVal and Mill River at that event, has had his arm raised 30 times this season.
The candidates for the Feb. 14-20 award are listed below, however write-ins are welcome. To vote, simply write in the athlete's name that you've chosen as a comment underneath this story at www.facebook.com/ReformerSports. Please only vote once.
Brattleboro's junior center had a double-double (15 points, 12 rebounds) during a 43-39 overtime victory over Rutland at BUHS. She then racked up eight points, 10 boards and two blocks when the Colonels lost to rival MAU.
He scored a team-high 12 points to help Twin Valley coast to a 74-25 rout of Peoples Academy in a Division 3 playdown game and then led the Wildcats with 11 points in a quarterfinal loss to No. 4 Hazen. Swanson and company wound up with a 16-6 record.
During Bellows Falls' thrilling 42-40 victory over Woodstock, Kelly took an inbounds pass from Aly Bashaw and scored the game-winning basket just before the buzzer. She would finish that game with 23 points.