A Lovell senior was honored at the Regional Track Meet in Lander May 11 as the recipient of the Wilford Mower Award as the top 1A-2A athlete in the Big Horn Basin.
Cody Savage received the award during Saturday’s action along with his parents, Bret and Rhonda Savage.
Savage has had an outstanding high school career both on and off the field and court. He has excelled in football, basketball and track and field, and he will speak at Thursday night’s commencement ceremonies as co-valedictorian of the Class of 2013. He has also volunteered for a number of church and community programs.
As a football standout, Savage was named all-conference three years and all-state two years as a defensive end, receiver, punter and kicker. He was named a member of the Casper Star-Tribune Super 25 all-star team following his senior year and was selected for the Wyoming Shrine Bowl.
Savage hopes to play football at BYU following a two-year mission to Atlanta, Georgia.
In basketball, Savage was a four-year all-conference selection and a three-year all-state pick. He was named the 2A Northwest Conference Player of the Year after leading the Lovell Bulldogs to the 2013 state title. He was named to the Casper Star-Tribune All State Tournament team following each of the last two state tournaments.
In track and field, Savage has placed in 16 events in four years including three first-place finishes in the discus. He won the award as outstanding LHS male field athlete following his junior year.
Academically, Savage carries a 4.0 grade point average and earned a 26 on his ACT test. He is a four-year member of the LHS swing choir and has held leadership positions in student council and National Honor Society. He is also active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He is on the Wyoming High School Activities Association Student Advisory Council.
Savage has volunteered for many Lovell Recreation District activities and earned his Eagle Scout award in November of 2010 for the Boy Scouts of America.
His application for the award carried letters of recommendation from WHSAA Commissioner Ron Laird, LHS teacher and head football coach Doug Hazen, teacher and student council sponsor Katie Hernandez and LHS guidance counselor Tawnya Teter.
By David Peck