17th annual Rochester Sports Banquet winners announced

(ABC 6 News) – Monday night, many gathered to celebrate and honor some of the best in high school and junior college sports as part of the 17th annual Rochester Sports Banquet.

The Banquet recognizes area athletes, coaches and teams on their hard work, dedication and commitment to amateur sports. 

Team of the Year

Chatfield Softball

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Coach of the Year

Chris Mensink, Fillmore Central football

Female Athlete of the Year

Hannah Hanson, Mayo volleyball, basketball, track

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Male Athlete of the Year

Bennett Berge, Kasson-Mantorville wrestling

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Adaptive Athlete/Team of the Year

Goodhue County, ASD bowling

Lifetime Achievement Award

The late Pat Lund was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award for all his accomplishments and his dedication to covering sports in our local area. Lund died back in April 2022, he worked at KTTC for 30 years up until his retirement in 2020.