Downtown Waterloo Rotary Club

2023 Athletic Awards

     Since 1946 the Waterloo Rotary Club has enjoyed the honor each year to celebrate outstanding performance by high school athletes in the city of Waterloo and surrounding areas. Football coaching staffs at each school in the city nominate a senior MVP from their team. In a secret ballot, area sportswriters make the citywide selection. The winner receives the Glen "Doc" Miller traveling trophy as top player in his sport. The winner is entitled to display the trophy at his school for the next twelve months.


Glen "Doc" Miller Most Valuable Football Player

Mason Knipp, Columbus High School


The regulation-size gold football, mounted on a base, is a travelling trophy given each year by the Downtown Waterloo Rotary to the outstanding player in football in the Waterloo Schools. It is given in memory of an outstanding Rotarian, Glen "Doc" Miller, a great athlete and president of the Waterloo Rotary Club in 1954. "Doc" was captain of the University of Iowa football team in 1923, and a player on the great Iowa teams of 1921-22 which beat Yale.

     Awards are presented at a luncheon attended by Rotarians, the senior players from each of the area teams, their coaches, parents, and honored guests. Scroll down to see pictures of the MVP picks from each school.

77th Annual Waterloo Rotary Club Football Recognition Luncheon

Presented November 13th, 2023

Honored Guests

Dr. Jared Smith, Superintendent of Schools

Dan Huff, District Athletic Director

Columbus Catholic High School - Tom Novotney, Principal - Julie Girsch, Athletic Director
East High School - Byron Phillips, Principal - Tim Moses, Athletic Director
Waterloo Christian School - Ryan Hall, Head of School - Brian Jo, Athletic Director
West High School - Andy Miehe, Principal - Tom Ulses, Athletic Director


2023 MVP Football Selections


Columbus High School - Mason Knipp
East High School - Ahdan Muhammad
Waterloo Christian School - Kambridge Wainscott
West High School - Andrew Kline

2023 Keynote Speaker - Ted Batemon, Branch Manager, Electronic Engineering


Columbus High School

Carter Lockert, Frank Lind, Thomas Steele,
Parker Kjeldsen, Nick Mernifield, Nick Hagarty,
Henry Erie, Ryan Weber, Tre Robinson,
Mason Knipp, Carter Seliger
Head Coach: Brad Schmit, Assistant Coaches:  Dan Knipp, Mitch Rahm,
Nick Bellamy, Dru Robinson, Kaden Ludwig, Donald Patnode

East High School

Ahdan Muhammad, Landen Sewell, Maceo Hick II,
Tui Nai, Marquez Horton, LeeVontay Bell,
Darian Bates, Dinard Yancey, Cameron Roberts
Head Coach: De’Carlos Anderson
Assistant Coaches: Corey (Will) Muhammad, Mike Sailor,
DeAngelo Newman, Dan Mast, Tim Gillam, Anthony Nai

Waterloo Christian School

Jared Aronson, James Bell, Jeremiah Marquette,
Cutler McCombs, Charlie Rowenhorst, Drew Wagner,
Kambridge Wainscott, Adam Wilson
Head Coach: Andy Bruemmer
Assistant Coaches: Keenan Davis, Jordan Greco

West High School

Jacob Muller, Wesley Evans, Courtney Gladney,
Shiron Morman, Branden Bauler, Andrew Kline,
Dayshawn Gibbs, Daniel Listo, Keegan Nystrom,
Drew Hundley, Elijah Lemley, Treyvon Higham, Jasmin Murtic
Head Coach: Lonnie Moore
Assistant Coaches: Nick Roe, Eric Harbaugh, Nick Lamphier,
Andy Payton, John Dunford, Joe Davis, Devon Moore,
Ryan Dabney, Jarred Johnston, Ryan Smiley,
Eddie Lanier, Stewart Rickert,

Special thanks to the 2023 Rotary Football Committee: Wade Itzen and Rick Morris.  

Thanks Mason Fromm for webpage and videography.

If you have more photos you'd like to share, please email them to Mason