Stevens Point Area Senior High School (SPASH) seniors Keon’te Williams, Brady Koontz, Samantha Danczyk, Jacob Erdman, Dylan Koontz and Joey Roth signed National Letters of Intent at the SPASH South Commons Wednesday, Feb. 1. (Portage County Gazette photo)
Stevens Point Area Senior High School (SPASH) seniors Keon’te Williams, Brady Koontz, Samantha Danczyk, Jacob Erdman, Dylan Koontz and Joey Roth signed National Letters of Intent at the SPASH South Commons Wednesday, Feb. 1. (Portage County Gazette photo)

A total of six Stevens Point Area Senior High School (SPASH) seniors made their college choices official during a ceremony in the school’s South Commons Wednesday, Feb. 1.

Twin brothers Brady and Dylan Koontz will wrestle at NCAA Division 1 The Ohio State University and Samantha Danczyk will compete for the women’s track and field team at NAIA Division II Viterbo University.

Meanwhile, the SPASH football team will send three players to NCAA Division II programs, with safety/linebacker Keon’te Williams heading to Minnesota-Crookston, offensive tackle Jacob Erdman going to back-to-back National Champion Northwest Missouri State and safety Joey Roth committing to Minnesota State University-Mankato.

Among the top Greco-Roman wrestlers in the country at their weight classes, Brady and Dylan Koontz wrestled at SPASH for the first time as sophomores, when Brady placed sixth at state at 106 pounds and Dylan was fifth at state at 113.

Last season as juniors, Brady finished 43-1 and won the WIAA Division 1 State Title at 106, and Dylan followed by winning the State Title at 113 to finish 44-0, and both will continue their careers with each other at Ohio State.

“We’ve had 18 years of training together so far, and we get at least another four or five together,” said Dylan. “I’ve always looked forward to going to college, and I’m just happy to be going, and I’m excited for it.”

“It’s a great opportunity,” said Brady. “They’ve got a lot of good guys, great coaches, and I’m looking forward to being able to get better there.”

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