Jonathon Sandberg (HWT)
North White HS
2x State Placer, 4th in 02', 4th in 03'
Senior yr he won the Merriville SS, pinning Bret Surface from Mich. City in the finals, He then was upset in the semi-finals at conseco. Surface went on to win state that yr with his only loss coming at the hands of Sandberg.
Not only the best wrestler but the best football player in our school history. 2 time all-state and went on to start 3 yrs for IU on the offensive line. Including his senior yr, the year IU went to a bowl game after having a long drought. 08' I believe (red-shirt as a freshamn)
John was a great guy, he was the reason i started wrestling in the 1st place. I was a 6th grader when he was in HS, he seem me in the hall way and asked if i was on the wrestling team i said no and he said well u should try it out, so the next day i went to my 1st practice, it was an eye opener i thought it was WWF style so i was trying to leg drop people and do the tombstone.. haha my coaches got a kick out of it and then sat me down and explained the rules and told me this was not WWF style wrestling. I liked it though so i stuck around and was the only 6th grader on the team. If John had not stopped me and asked me to wrestle i dont think i ever would have stepped on a mat. Im so glad he did because I love this sport and cant wait to get back into it and to coach somewhere someday.