Man in the Arena Scholarship

Someone who is heavily involved in a situation that requires courage, skill, or tenacity, as opposed to someone sitting on the sidelines and watching, is often referred to as "the man in the arena".

Hoggard Wrestling offers a $500 scholarship to a senior wrestler to put toward college tuition.

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
― Theodore Roosevelt

2023-2024 Recipient: 

Tyler Horak

Tyler wrestled with Hoggard all 4 years of high school. He has been accepted and will be joining the Corps of Cadets at the Citadel Military College of South Carolina in Charleston, SC.  Tyler was awarded a three year Army ROTC Scholarship.  He plans to major in Business Management and minor in Entrepreneurship. 

2022-2023 Recipient: 

Julio Lima-Romano

Julio wrestled with Hoggard all 4 years of high school. He now attends University of North Carolina at Charlotte majoring in Pre-Exercise Science.