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High School Wrestler Receives 2023 Iowa Bankers Association Student Athlete Achievement Award

CJ Hisler of Webster City High School presented with $1,000 college scholarship at Iowa High School Boys State Wrestling Tournament

JOHNSTON, IOWA (Feb. 20, 2023) — Every year, the Iowa Bankers Association presents the Student Athlete Achievement Award to student athletes who excel not only in scholastic achievement, but overall sports participation and community service accomplishments. CJ Hisler, a senior at Webster City High School, was honored as this year’s recipient of the IBA’s Student Athlete Achievement Award in boys wrestling. The scholarship was presented Saturday during the Iowa high school boys state wrestling tournament in Des Moines.

Hisler is a multisport athlete who has served or will serve as captain of the football, wrestling, track and field, and baseball teams during his senior year. He also is treasurer of his high school’s National Honor Society.

“CJ is a very naturally gifted athlete, however, what makes him stand out the most is his work ethic and dedication,” said Jess Howard, Webster City High School activities director. “You will not find an individual more dedicated to pushing themselves to be a better athlete, and what is so unique about CJ is that he works for the betterment of the team.”

Amy McCoy, vice president at First State Bank in Webster City, presented Hisler with the $1,000 scholarship to the college of his choice.

“It’s clear that CJ is a leader on his sports teams and within his high school, and we’re thrilled to recognize his achievements,” said Tara Deering-Hansen, the IBA’s vice president of marketing and communications. “Iowa bankers have long supported financial literacy and are especially committed to helping their community neighbors reach their financial goals. Our hope is that after graduation, our Student Athlete Achievement Award recipients will use their skills and talents right here in our Iowa communities.”

For three decades, the IBA has sponsored the Student Athlete Achievement Award program, which has grown to honor student athletes in football, boys and girls wrestling and boys and girls basketball. The IBA has awarded more than $295,000 in scholarships since the program began.

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