Central DeWitt athletic director had one things to say on Wednesday afternoon, and it summed up the feelings of the day.
“Three tables wasn’t nearly enough,” Kreiter said, looking to his left. “And that’s great.”
Those three tables held 14 Sabers who signed letters of intent to continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level.
“As a former collegiate athlete and the parent of one,” Kreiter stated. “This next level can be as gratifying if not more than you’ve experienced. Your commitment, your work ethic and your attitude have been instrumental in getting you to this spot right now and will be vital for your future success.”
Lucas Bixby is planning on playing baseball, although he didn’t have a school picked out on Wednesday.
Jacob Brainerd is attending Central College for golf. Brainerd has shot once so far his senior year, finishing with a 40.
Drew Eden is heading to the Quad Cities to play golf for St. Ambrose University.
Jeff Grau, football Iowa Central Community College. Grau was a defensive key with the most tackles for a loss in his senior year.
Devin Hurdle, baseball at University of Dubuque. Hurdle batted .401 his junior year, and led in stolen bases with 26.
Easton Necker is heading to Waverly to compete in football at Wartburg college. Necker was the offensive leader for the Sabers this year, rushing over 1500 yards.
Joining Necker is Brant Peterson, heading to be a Knight as well on the field. Peterson was one of the leading tackles for the Sabers this year, including tackles for loss and sacks.
McKenzie Rosenboom is heading to Iowa Central Community College to continue her softball career. Rosenboom led in hits, homers and RBI as a junior.
Tanner Steffens in playing golf at William Peace University in North Carolina. Steffens finished with a 42 in his first meet of his senior campaign.
Emily Swanson is playing volleyball at the University of Dubuque. Swanson had a team-high kill number, averaging over two per set and adding 44 blocks.
Jake Swanson is continuing his baseball career at Central College. Swanson was an RBI leader for the Sabers and pitched 34 innings last year.
Garrett Findley is also heading to Pella to join him on the baseball diamond. Findley went 6-1 on the mound and boasted a .345 batting average as a junior.
Wyatt Wagner broke the mold a bit, announcing that he is competing in rodeo at Fort Scott Community College in Kansas.
Hunter Wright is going to keep playing football, now at Cornell College in Mount Vernon.