ARVADA — Pomona High School graduate Brandon Micale has collected multiple awards after the end of the 2016-17 school year.
The three-sport (football, wrestling and track) not only picked up the Class 5A Jeffco Male Athlete of the Year award June 9 during the 32nd annual Jeffco Athletics Hall of Fame Banquet, Micale was also presented the coveted Freddie Steinmark Award by the Colorado High School Coaches Association.
“It definitely means a lot to me to be recognized for all the accomplishments,” Micale said. “It seems like its just for this year, but it’s really for four years of hard work in the weight room and on the field.”
Micale, who will play football at the University of San Diego next fall, was also recognized at a Colorado Rockies game this month after being named the Colorado High School Activities Association Active Scholar Scholarship.
The Pomona graduate spent a lot of time last winter visiting multiple schools before deciding to head to the West Coast for college. Some of his visits included John Hopkins University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Micale helped lead Pomona to back-to-back 5A state football championship games. Was on back-to-back 5A state wrestling championship teams and helped the Panthers’ boys track team to a state title in 2016. All while tackling differential equations and linear algebra.
He finished off his outstanding prep athlete career winning the Class 5A boys discus event last month at the state track and field championships at Jeffco Stadium.
“That was huge for me,” Micale said of concluding his prep career by…