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Bryce Anglin was a 21 year-old college junior at his hometown university, Northern State when he and his family found out he had cancer. That was March 13, 2012 and by April 24, 2012 he passed away at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD. The type of cancer which struck him down was a form that is not easily detectible and is rare with one in one million people in North America per year being diagnosed with this dreaded disease which knows no boundaries.
 

The Bryce Nation Foundation was formed by the parents, family and friends of Bryce Anglin in order to celebrate his memory and his legacy by doing charitable works. The foundation’s mission is to:

·        Make donations to other charitable organizations; particularly, those organizations that support youth and college baseball in Aberdeen, South Dakota, and those organizations whose mission is devoted to cancer research and related activities.

·        Award scholarships to students within the Aberdeen area who excel in the classroom and on the baseball diamond, and exemplify Bryce’s way of life: hard work, commitment to excellence, honesty, character, and integrity. These students who are singled out for recognition are forever challenged to lead a purpose-driven life and to leave a positive and profound legacy.

 

 
Bryce leaves behind his Mom and Dad, Jeanette & Greg, his sister Erin, brother Brian and his wife Heather, his nieces Kyanne, Rain and Aspyn and nephew Steele. He is missed so much by his aunts, uncles and friends who mourn his death everyday.
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

......whether it was from then....... 

 

 

 

 

 

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.........or from then or a little later....

 

 

 

 

 

                     ........and a little later yet............ 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

...... AND WHAT SEEMS LIKE YESTERDAY

 

 

BRYCE NATION WILL MOVE FORWARD NEVER ALLOWING HIS MEMORY TO FADE

 

 

LOOK FOR MORE PHOTOS IN THE GALLERY AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SITE WHICH WILL BE UPDATED WITH DIFFERENT PICTURES EVERY MONTH

ALSO CHECK OUT THE LINKS BELOW TO OTHER ARTICLES - VIDEOS - PICTURES THAT TELL A STORY OF BRYCE AND BRYCE NATION
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Editorial that appeared in the NSU Exponent 5-2-12

Northern State University lost one of the greatest people ever to grace the campus, Bryce Anglin. Many people who ever had the opportunity with him will be very quick to say they will never regret it. God blessed him with many gifts and he wasn't afraid to use them. His name should be written as a synonym to positivity. Wherever he was, he would always brighten up the area. He took the time to have long lasting conversations with you whenever possible and found ways to leave you with a smile on your face with his humor and his smile. Never once would he let you down if you asked him to do something; he always would come through. Even during the rough times, not once would it bring him down. Instead, he learned a method of perseverance and taking things in stride that we all can all take a lesson from. Bryce will be missed in many ways. From his contributions to the classroom, community, athletic field, and beyond, no one will be able to match the impact that he made to everyone's lives. This was evident as we all rallied behind him during his courageous battle with cancer. He was there for us when we needed someone and you can bet that when we supported him he was happy the feelings were reciprocated. Even this ability to love and care for everyone was not lost in his final days. God blessed us with Bryce for 21 years of life. His reward of being up in Heaven is more than deserved. Rest in peace, Bryce and #BryceNation will never be forgotten.

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Bryce Anglin Caringbridge Site
 Bryce Anglin Obituary
American News front page funeral coverage

Buster Olney NSU 2013 Commencement Speech

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXRWatHB7w8

ESPN Front Row writeup on Buster Olney commencement address

http://frontrow.espn.go.com/2013/05/graduation-time-commences-season-of-speeches-for-several-espn-commentators/ 

NSU Bryce Anglin Team Player Award established

Smitty's vs SF Roosevelt

http://www.flickr.com/photos/aberdeennews/3547196021/

2009 Legion WS - Bryce-Greg-Taylor-Chad sitting in stands behind the plate

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuxwsA9iSH0

NSU DII thread on Bryce's passing

http://www.d2messageboard.com/showthread.php?30459-The-official-Northern-State-thread/page23

SMITTYS vs RC Post 22 - 2008 State Tournament

http://aberdeennews.exposuremanager.com/p/americanlegionbbday5/rcpost22bohnesmittysanglin1 

Bryce Sheldon Anglin photos video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kK31X7Wa_o 

Smitty's 2008 State Tournament article

http://www.aberdeensmittys.com/State_2008/recap12.htm

American News editorial after to graduation  2012

http://articles.aberdeennews.com/2012-05-06/opinion/31600836_1_graduates-college-students-mark-real-world

Dakota Broadcasting article on ACHS Bryce Anglin Scholarship winner

http://www.dakotabroadcasting.com/Stetson-Heirigs-Receives-Bryce-Anglin-Memorial-Sch/15066124

Precious Child - Karen Taylor

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3c_U0ctrJDo&sns=em

Aberdeen News readers top stories for 2012

 http://articles.aberdeennews.com/2012-12-31/news/36085255_1_aberdeen-resident-christina-harms-tops-readers

American News article on ACHS Bryce Anglin scholarship winner

http://articles.aberdeennews.com/2013-01-14/news/36317965_1_scholarship-committee-greg-and-jeanette-anglin-baseball-team

American News story on Bryce Nation

http://www.aberdeennews.com/news/four-schools-one-memory-bryce-anglin-lives-on-through-memorial/article_2b279c5c-22f9-53f3-9a98-adb36817dd03.html

NSU Rocamora to receive Bryce Anglin scholarship

http://nsuwolvesathletics.com/news/2013/10/7/BS_1007132525.aspx

Bryce's NSU baseball bio

http://www.nsuwolvesathletics.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=1496

NSIC All-Academic Baseball Team

http://nsuwolvesathletics.com/news/2011/5/25/GEN_0525110234.aspx?path=baseball

Smittys vs Watertown

http://aberdeennews.exposuremanager.com/p/05_2008/smittysanglin41

Smittys 2008 state championship game

http://aberdeennews.exposuremanager.com/p/americanlegionbbday5/smittyskervinscores53

The Band Perry - If I Die Young

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NJqUN9TClM

Bryce Anglin Dugout Dance to fire up the NSU baseball team

NSU Posthumous Degree Story
http://www.northern.edu/NewsArchives2013/Pages/anglin12132013.aspx
American News Posthumous Degree Story
http://www.nsuwolvesathletics.com/news/2013/12/17/BS_1217135922.aspx




 

 

 

One of the first orders of business for the foundation was establishing the Bryce Anglin Memorial Scholarship at Northern State University. Given annually to a business major on the NSU baseball team who meets both the athletic & academic criteria established by the Bryce Nation Foundation. The recipient for the 2013-2014 academic year is senior Robbie Rocamora who was a teammate and friend of Bryce which makes this year's award very special to us & Robbie.

 

Robbie's facebook post - April 24, 2012

 

 Bryce you were a great person and teammate, I am very blessed to have got to know you, "This feels unreal right now. Thank you so much for all the great laughs and memories I'll always love you. " 
 
 
 
In addition Coach Berry and his program have established the Bryce Anglin Teammate Award given monthly during the school year to a "team" player in the NSU program. To read more click here -

http://www.nsuwolvesathletics.com/sports/2013/10/9/BS_1009134829.aspx

 
The first player so recognized by his coaching staff and teammates is Mark Abrahamson a junior from Pipesone, MN.
 
 
 
"Praying for Bryce Anglin and the whole Anglin family tonight!"
 
Mark's facebook post April 23, 2012
 
                "Even though it wasn't for long, it was a privilege to have you as a friend. You could always bring 
         a smile to anyones face with your humor. You will be missed and remembered always by all that have been able to know you
              and call you a friend. I know you will be looking down on us with a smile. Rest in peace Bryce."
 
Mark's facebook post from April 24, 2012
 
 
The second player to win the Bryce Anglin Teammate Award is Colton Boucher a sophomore from Chehalis, WA
 
 
 
The November recipient of the Bryce Anglin Team Player award is Cody Johns a junior from Naches, WA.
 
 
 

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The latest two NSU baseball players to be presented the Bryce Anglin Teammate Award are Zach Toben (left) a freshman from Clear Lake, S.D. and Kasey Gengler (right) a junior who hails from Jamestown, N.D. Congratulations to both young men and good luck as the conference season moves into full swing.

Kasey's facebook entry - April 24, 2012

"Bryce Anglin I only got to know you for a semseter but I am very fortunate for the time we were able to spend to together in the outfield and as catch partners. You are one of the funniest and nicest guys I have ever met. You will be missed by many RIP buddy. #BryceNation"
 
 
 
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In April of 2012 the Bryce Anglin Memorial Track & Field Record Board was unveiled at the May Overby gym in front of selected invitees including the current record holders. Big thanks go out to Mrs. Diane Kost, PE teacher at May Overby, Mike Neubert, principal at May Overby and Rick Kline of 5th Avenue Trophies Banners & Signs. After the board was hung in May promptly two records fell - Mike Stotz and Andrea Sjomeling's marks were taken down by Dillon Stoebner who ran a 7.78 hurdle race and Abby Kopecky who turned in a 2:12 for the 600 meter run. To read more click below 
 
 
 
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The initial Bryce Anglin Memorial Scholarship winner at Aberdeen Central High School is Stetson Heirigs. He was officially given the scholarship at the ACHS Golden Eagles award night held in May. Stetson was a member of the honors program and was chosen because his all-around attributes most closely resembled Bryce and the type pf person and student he was. The University of Nebraska is now home to freshman Stetson Heirigs. To read more click on the link below
 
 
 


 
The second Bryce Anglin Memorial Scholarship winner at Aberdeen Central High School is Katie Appl. She was officially given the scholarship at the ACHS Golden Eagles award night held in May 2014. Katie was a member of the honors program and very active in fine arts at Central. Northern State University will be home to Katie this fall as it was to Bryce.







Sam Schaunaman was awarded the third Bryce Anglin Memorial Scholarship at Aberdeen Central in May of 2015 during the ACHS Golden Eagles award night. Sam is planning on attending SDSU in Brookings next fall. The committee which selected Sam had him as the leading candidate because of his personality and character which closely mirrored Bryce's. The Jackrabbits will be getting a great person in the fall of next year. 



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The 2012-2013 Bryce Anglin Student Senate Leadership Award was also given out for the first time at Simmons Middle School during the end of school year awards day in May. This award is given annually to a student senate member who displays Bryce's characteristics, leadership and confindence. He or she is looked up upon and treats everyone with respect and from teachers to fellow students and everyone they come in contact with. The initial award winner is Mikayla Santjer pictured below. Special thanks to Mr. David Hagen back on staff at Simmons who was Bryce's homeroom teacher and student senate advisor during his middle school days.
 
 
 
 

The 2013-2014 Bryce Anglin Student Senate Leadership Award was presented to Collin Haar at Simmons Middle School during their awards ceremony on the final day of the school year. He joins Mikayla Santjer as the first two recipients of this prestigious award.

The third recipient of the Bryce Anglin Leadership Award is Salesi Mounga who was named the award winner at the Simmons Middle School year end ceremony. As with the previous winners Salesi received an individual plaque from us along with his name being added to a board proudly displayed in the school lobby.   
 
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Each year Bryce Nation concentrates a lot of efforts in May when the Brown County Relay for Life takes over the fairgrounds as many family members put in their time, donations and their walking skills to help others who need help. Also many other cancer related benefits and fundraisers are supported in part by the Bryce Nation Foundation in South Dakota including Walters Warriors in Yankton and many others.
 
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Also in May of 2013  we were surprised by Alex Russo a marine from Aberdeen who visited our home and told us the story of the flag he and another soldier are holding in Afghanistan in the picture below. He said that the support flag for Bryce Nation was passed from troop to troop as the story which Alex passed along about Bryce's condition & fight and ultimate demise made its way across the middle east. After being deployed for over a year the flag made its way back in Alex's hands and then in ours where we display it proudly. Words can't describe the gratitude we feel toward this selfless effort he made for Bryce and us.
 
 
 
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In July a dedication was held before the Aberdeen Smitty's 13-14 Teener Tournament for the Bryce Anglin Memorial Scoreboard. With many family members and Bryce Nation friends on hand for a small ceremony which was held prior to the start of the tourney where thanks were handed out to Daktronics, Northwestern Energy, Ringenberg Electric, Jensen Rock & Sand and 5th Avenue Trophies Banners & Signs. Also personal thanks to Dick Paulson, Todd Heintzman, Mike Hauge, Mick Karst and Rick Kline for helping make this happen.  A scoreboard has been on the wish list for the Aberdeen Hardball Association for many years and the Foundation is proud to make it happen. Fossum Field & Players Field were home away from home for Bryce starting in kindergarten with spring youth baseball, traveling team ball (Little Sluggers. The Buzz, Wolves) Smittys teeners, Smittys legion and NSU seasons. All from the 1996 through fall baseball in 2011.
 
 
 
 
 
The Bryce Anglin Baseball Forever Foundation is another foundation we are involved with and their purpose is to provide a scholarship at the conclusion of each season to a Smitty player who will be attending a school of higher learning in the fall. During the 2012 State American Legion Tournament held in Aberdeen a fundraiser was held to get the foundation up and running. In July of 2013 the first annual BABFF golf tournament was held at Lee Park in  Aberdeen with a total of 19 four-person teams taking part. The event will become a regular each summer and if you want to find out more info check out the facebook page at -  https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/367778693295518/
Below are pictures of the 2012 inagural winner Zach Reierson and the 2013 recipient Matt Swallow accepting their awards.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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Jeanette and I receiving Bryce's degree posthumously. Proud day for Bryce Nation and Northern State University.
Words cannot express our gratitude to everyone who had a hand in making this happen. The link below the photo
will get you to a page where you can click on 2013 winter commencement & watch. Dr. Smith starts speaking
about Bryce at the 18 minute mark and we are presented his degree at about 60 minutes into the ceremony.
 
 
 
 
 








Coach Dean Berry and the NSU athletic department have announced
the Bryce Anglin Memorial Scholarship recipient for the 2014-2015
academic year. The second winner following Robbie Rocamora is Colton
Boucher, a junior from Chehalis, WA. Colton was a Bryce Anglin Teammate 
Award winner during the 2013-2014 season and a member of the Willmar 
Stingers this summer. The Stingers play in the Northwoods summer college
 wood bat league. Congratulations to Colton.

















Dalton Cox was named the 2014 Smittys Bryce Anglin Teammate Scholarship winner in an on field
ceremony held at Fossum Field on July 18. As part of senior night festivities Dalton was honored by
the BABFF which presents this scholarship to an outstanding Smitty player both on & off the field. The foundation
 organized by coaches, teammates & friends of Bryce has chosen in the past, Zach Reierson, 2012 and 
Matt Swallow, 2013 and now Dalton in 2014. We are very proud of all as Bryce would be too! 



The first three recipients of the Bryce Anglin Teammate Award for the 2014-2015 season pictured left to right are John Eckstein (September), Phil Sauer (October) and Tyler Gripentrog (November). John is a senior from Buffalo, Minnesota while Phil & Tyler are both sophomores hailing from Forest Lake, MN and Wahpeton, ND respectively. Congratulations to the fall contingent of honorees. 





The 2015 Bryce Anglin Teammate Scholarship Award was presented on Thursday, July 16 to Matt Melemseter. The Smitty third baseman was the fourth recipient of the scholarship awarded in Bryce's memory. Matt was chosen because of his attitude on and off the field. The foundation organized by coaches, teammates & friends of Bryce has chosen in the past, Zach Reierson, 2012 and Matt Swallow, 2013 along with Dalton Cox in 2014. We are very proud of all as Bryce would be too! 
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Brady Stolzman is the Bryce Anglin Memorial Scholarship winner for the academic year of 2015-2016. Brady is an incoming freshman this fall from Appleton, Wisconsin. Go Pack Go! On the baseball side, Brady plays the position, catcher, that Bryce played predominantly until the summer of 2007 when his left index finger was shattered on a back swing by a hitter. Coach Berry and the NSU athletic department made the official announcement mid-August of 2015. Congratulations to Brady! 




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The first recipient of the Bryce Anglin Teammate Award for the 2015-2016 season pictured below is Matt Stubbs. Matt is a redshirt senior from Rochester, MN who is back for his final season with the Wolves after suffering a season ending injury on the spring trip south last year. Congratulations to Matt on being honored by his coaches and teammates.



The second recipient of the Bryce Anglin Teammate Award for the 2015-2016 season pictured below is Kolin Kubitz. Kolin, a catcher, is a junior college transfer from St. Cloud Tech in his first year with the Wolves. Clintonville, Wisconsin is home base for Kolin and as always:
GO PACK GO!



The third recipient of the Bryce Anglin Teammate Award for the 2015-2016 season pictured below is Rhett Florey from Clark, S.D.  Rhett is a first baseman and red-shirt sophomore for the Wolves. Congratulations to Rhett on being the November selection by his coaches and teammates.




The latest recipient of the Bryce Anglin Teammate Award for the 2015-2016 season pictured below is Tyler Hair from Crest Hill, Illinois.  Hair is a freshman infielder for the Wolves. Congratulations to Tyler on being the January selection by his coaches and teammates.





 The Bryce Anglin Team Player Award winners for February & March, 2016 were JC Rudolph and Jack Schmidt. Rudolph pictured to the left is a freshman right-handed pitcher who hails from Haines City, Florida and also played some of his summer baseball in the Aberdeen Smitty program. Schmidt on the right is a red-shirt sophomore from Forest Lake, MN who spends time as a designated hitter and outfielder for the Wolves. Congratulations to JC and Jack. 
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The last recipient of the Bryce Anglin Teammate Award for the 2015-2016 season pictured above is Jeff Rideout a senior from Vancover, Washington. Congratulations to Jeff on being chosen by his NSU teammates and coaching staff.

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Kylee Ackerman was named the 2016
Bryce 
Anglin Leadership award winner at 
Simmons Middle School on May 20. She
joins previous recipients Mykayla Santjer,
Collin Haar & Salesi Mounga. 
                                                   TJ Allam was named the 2016 Bryce Anglin scholarship
                                                    recipient at Aberdeen Central's awards night held on
                                                    May 17. TJ was a standout academically and athletically
                                                    during his high school career and is leaning toward the
                                                    South Dakota School of Mines as his next landing spot.
   
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The 2016 Bryce Anglin Teammate Scholarship Award was presented on a wet & stormy Saturday July 16 to Joey Wollman. The Smitty pitcher/first baseman was the fifth recipient of the scholarship awarded in Bryce's memory. Joey was chosen because of a combination of his character, leadership and all-in-all being a great teammate on and off the field. The foundation organized by coaches, teammates & friends of Bryce has chosen in the past - Zach Reierson (2012)  Matt Swallow (2013)  Dalton Cox (2014) Matt Melemseter (2015).  We are very proud of all the selections as Bryce would be too!

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Jordan Malainey is the Bryce Anglin Memorial Scholarship winner for the academic year of 2016-2017. Jordan is an incoming freshman this fall from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada who will be trying to make his mark in the Wolves outfield. Coach Berry and the NSU athletic department made the official announcement mid-August of 2016. Congratulations to Jordan! 

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Aberdeen's own Lucas Lorenz is the first Wolves player to be selected as the Bryce Anglin Team Player Award winner for the 2016-2017 year.The former Smitty standout is beginning his junior season for NSU. Lucas, pictured above, is an outfielder and middle of the line-up mainstay who graduated from Aberdeen Roncalli in 2014. 

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The second recipient of the Bryce Anglin Teammate Award for the 2016-2017 year pictured above is Luke Chevalier from Barnstable, Massachusetts.  Chevalier is a right-handed starting pitcher and red-shirt sophomore for the Wolves. Congratulations to Luke on being the October selection by his coaches and teammates.

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The final recipient of the Bryce Anglin Teammate Award for the 2016 calendar year pictured above is Rylan Shimer from West Valley, Utah by way of Dawson Community College.  Shimer is a right-handed junior pitcher for the Wolves. Congratulations to Rylan on being the November selection by his coaches and teammates.

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Pictured to the left are Brandon Ruud and Ben Carolin the January & February Bryce Anglin Teammate Award winners respectively. Ruud is a senior first baseman/outfielder who comes to NSU from Sioux Falls and Washington High School. Brandon plans on furthering his education next year entering the graduate school program at Ball State. Carolin is a freshman infielder who hails from Grand Forks and Red River High School. Ben will be battling for time at the middle infield positions as the Wolves enter conference play this weekend.

Congratulations to both Brandon and Ben on their selections!
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  Pictured below are Ashton Williamson and Mike Severson. They were named Bryce Anglin Teammate award Winners for March and April of this past season. Ashton was a senior catcher/designated hitter for the Wolves who ventured from Aberdeen, Washington to Aberdeen, SD by way of Skagit Community College. Mike is a junior catcher/first baseman who comes from Livingston, Montana after playing at Dawson Community College previously. Congratulations to both Ashton & Mike!




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 Kyle Allbee was named the 2017 Bryce Anglin scholarship recipient at Aberdeen Central's awards night held
     on May 16. Kyle is the son of Scott & Dawn Allbee and will be attending North Dakota State University in the fall.
           He becomes the fith recipient of Bryce's scholarship joining previous winners Stetson Heirigs, Katie Appl, 
Sam Schaunaman and TJ Allam. Congratulations Kyle!
                     
  
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                      Rawley Moore was named the 2017 
Bryce 
Anglin Leadership award winner at Simmons
           
 Middle School on May 18. He joins previous recipients Mykayla Santjer, Collin Haar & Salesi Mounga. 
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Patrick Leary & Jack Schmidt have been designated to receive and share the Bryce Anglin Memorial Scholarship for the academic year of 2017-2018. Both Minnesotans will be seniors this fall with Pat being from Alexandria and Jack haling from Forest Lake. Coach Berry and the NSU athletic department made the official announcement mid-June of 2017. Congratulations to Patrick, a catcher and Jack who patrols right field for the Wolves.  






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Colton Cox was named the 2017 Smittys Bryce Anglin Teammate Scholarship winner in an on field
ceremony held at Fossum Field on July 15. As part of senior day festivities Colton was honored by
the BABFF which presents this scholarship to an outstanding Smitty player both on & off the field in memory of Bryce.
The foundation organized by coaches, teammates & friends of Bryce had chosen in the past Colton's brother, Dalton in 2014.
As time marches on recipients will have less or no memory of Bryce so that makes this years presentation special because
Colton was around the Smitty program as a youth and has those memories of Bryce. Congratulations Colton!

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Pictured above is Sam Krapf the September 2017 Bryce Anglin Teammate Award winner. Sam's hometown is Twin Falls, Idaho and came to the Wolves last year via Big Bend Community College. A senior this year, Krapf is a right-handed starting pitcher for NSU.
Congratulations Sam!
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Pictured below is Andrew Nichols the October 2017 Bryce Anglin Teammate Award winner. A native of Watertown, Minnesota and graduate of Watertown-Mayer, Andrew will be entering his senior season in the spring of 2018. Nichols is a right-handed relief pitcher for the Wolves. 

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