Madison Central graduate Thomas Deck was recently selected as the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dave Schultz High School Excellence Award (DSHSEA) winner for the state of Kentucky.
The DSHSEA recognizes and celebrates the nation's most outstanding high school senior male wrestlers for their excellence on the mat, scholastic achievement, citizenship, and community service. Only one from each state is selected.
Additionally, Deck was selected by USA wrestling as a Class of 2020 All-American and was featured in the May issue of USA Wrestling magazine.
Deck finished out his high school career by winning his third-straight Kentucky High School Athletic Association State Championship.
The senior defeated Charlie McKune of Moore in the championship match of the 132-pound weight class in February.
He plans to report to the United States Military Academy this summer to continue his academic and athletic career as well as serve his country in the U.S. Army.