Class of 2021 Midland Roundtable finalists

The Class of 2021 Midland Roundtable finalists pose for a picture, from left, Billings Central’s Isabelle Erickson, Billings Central’s Marcus Wittman, Billings Central’s Molly Molvig, Billings West’s Kendell Ellis, Billings Central’s Kellan Wahl, Billings West’s Neil Daily, Billings Senior’s Thomas Klepps, Billings Senior’s Jacksen Burckley, Billings Senior’s Junior Bergen, and Billings Senior’s Olivia LaBeau.

BILLINGS — While the Midland Roundtable announced its male and female Athlete of the Year finalists last Friday, Wednesday was the traditional media night at the Billings Hotel and Convention Center.

The male and female finalists for the award, given annually since 1989, gathered a week prior to the banquet, which is Wednesday, May 12, at 7 p.m. at the Billings Hotel. AMP is the sponsor of the Athlete of the Year banquet.  

Male finalists are: Junior Bergen, Billings Senior; Jacksen Burckley, Senior; Neil Daily, Billings West; Thomas Klepps, Senior; and Marcus Wittman, Billings Central.

Class of 2021 Midland Roundtable finalists

The Class of 2021 Midland Roundtable boys finalists pose for a picture, from left, Billings Central’s Marcus Wittman, Billings Senior’s Thomas Klepps, Billings West’s Neil Daily, Billings Senior’s Junior Bergen, and Billings Senior’s Jacksen Burckley.

Female finalists are: Kendell Ellis, West; Isabelle Erickson, Central; Olivia LaBeau, Senior; Molly Molvig, Central; and Kellan Wahl, Central.

Class of 2021 Midland Roundtable finalists

The Class of 2021 Midland Roundtable girls finalists pose for a picture, from left, Billings Senior’s Olivia LaBeau, Billings Central’s Molly Molvig, Billings West’s Kendell Ellis, Billings Central’s Kellan Wahl, and Billings Central’s Isabelle Erickson.

Senior athletes from the four Billings high schools are eligible for the awards. Nominations are made by coaches and athletic directors and a Midland Roundtable committee determines the five boys and five girls finalists and eventual winner. 

"It was very hard for the committee to decide the 10 finalists, much less the winner," said Roundtable president Rocky Erickson. "We had a great deal of nominations this year. It was increased." 

Last year's winners of the award were Julius Mims of Billings Skyview and Maddie Albrecht of Billings West.

Tables of eight are available for $250 and individual tickets cost $35. Email Kory Loberg to reserve a ticket at koryl@universalawards.net .

The guest speaker at the banquet will be Lance Lanning of Provision International.

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