The Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Wyoming WyoPreps Athlete of the Week honors for Feb. 7, 2024, go to a girls’ wrestler and two basketball players who share the boys’ accolade. Moorcroft senior Rebekah Anderson is the girls’ winner. The boys’ winners are Joe Sawyer from Cheyenne Central and Cory Bruegger of Lusk. All three had terrific performances, individually and helping their team, during competitions between Jan. 29 and Feb. 3, 2024.

Anderson won the 100-pound wrestling title at the Greybull Memorial Tournament last Saturday. She pinned all four of her opponents and improved to 29-9 this season with 28 victories by fall. Anderson won her first match in just 1:34. It took to until the third period to beat her next two foes, but she got it done. In the finals, Anderson pinned her opponent from Tongue River in 1:08 for the championship. Rebekah helped Moorcroft finish second in the team standings with 59 points. That was only seven points back of Lander.

WyoPreps visited with Anderson on Wednesday. She described how she felt she wrestled last weekend, what the key to her success was, wrestling tough competition at MHS, what she’s focused on as the postseason draws closer, and more.

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Sawyer helped the top-ranked Cheyenne Central Indians stay undefeated in the 2024 season with a pair of wins over two ranked opponents. He scored 31 points in a 73-72 overtime win against then No. 3 Natrona County. Sawyer scored 20 of his points in the fourth quarter and OT. He followed that with 16 points and 11 rebounds in a 78-58 victory over then No. 5 Sheridan. The Indians are 17-0 on the season.

Sawyer chatted with WyoPreps about the big weekend he and his team had, the comeback against NC, the atmosphere at the Central Fieldhouse, how he scored so much in crunch time, the second big win, and more.

Bruegger shared the boys’ honor, as the Tiger senior helped Lusk knock off then-top-ranked Lingle-Ft. Laramie, 82-67, last Friday night. Bruegger went for 20 points, 10 rebounds, and six assists in the game. He was 7-10 from the field and 5-5 at the free-throw line. Lusk improved to 13-4 on the season and 3-1, leading the 2A Southeast Conference Quadrant. Also, Bruegger passed 1,000 points in his high school career during the victory.

WyoPreps caught up with Cory on Wednesday afternoon. He reflected on his career achievement, the upset victory, the focus the Tigers had leading up to the big game, what they need to do the rest of the season to have success, and more.

Congrats to Rebekah, Joe, and Cory on this well-deserved honor!

The WyoPreps Athlete of the Week nominations are open from Fridays at 5 p.m. until Mondays at 9 a.m. Coaches, family, friends, and student-athletes can nominate deserving student-athletes. Early and late nominations are not accepted.

Wyoming High School Sports Pics of the Week: Feb. 1-3

Wyoming High School Sports Pics of the Week: Feb. 1-3

Gallery Credit: Frank Gambino, Adria Trembly, Herder Pride, Pinedale Wrangler Wrestling, James Yule, Dave Treick, Molly Moorehouse, Margaret Friday, Tiffany Minchow, Mary Martin,

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