February 16: Joey Mitchell, Ottumwa
By Jason Van Arkel, February 21, 2017
The KTWA Athlete of the Week is Ottumwa wrestler Joey Mitchell. The junior qualified for his first state tournament appearance the hard way. He lost his Class 3A district championship match at 170 pounds 2-1 in the final overtime period, but rallied to win his wrestleback match 6-4 and punch his ticket to Wells Fargo Arena.