Bopp named Milward Simpson finalist

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Tucker Bopp dives for a touchdown during his senior season against Big Piney in a home playoff game. The athlete was recently named as a finalist for the Milward Simpson Award for his accomplishments in football, basketball and track and field.

Harrison Epstein

Tucker Bopp doesn’t stop. Not literally, but to be an all-state athlete in three sports you can’t take much of a break.
Excelling for Glenrock High School in football, track & field and basketball, Bopp made a name for himself on the state level as a finalist for the Milward Simpson Award.
The award is given each year to outstanding male and female athletes in the state of Wyoming.
On the nomination, Bopp said, “It’s just an honor to be nominated for this stuff.”
Bopp was the second highest rusher in 2A football, behind Glenrock teammate Ian Arnold, with 120.5 yards per game. As an all-purpose player, he picked up 140.1 yards per game, good for seventh best in 2A football.
He was also the state’s highest scoring 2A player. Bopp scored 19 touchdowns for Glenrock, 45 extra points and two field goals converted.
He also had the highest single-game receiving total for the team, picking up 43 yards in the air against Burns. On defense, he racked up 37 tackles, one fumble recovery, one interception and one defensive touchdown.
Bopp believes that being a two-time member of the Casper Star-Tribune’s Super 25 is one reason he had the recognition to be nominated for this award. He is also slated to play in the Shrine Bowl on Saturday in Casper with Arnold by his side.
Bopp started his year on the basketball court as one of the senior leaders on the 21-8 team. He was not just one of the highest scorers on the team, but his 13.9 points per game were good for the ninth best in the state’s 2A division.
He also had the third most assists and steals, 4.4 per game and 3.1 per game respectively, of 2A boys basketball players.
Playing in 27 total games, he led the team in scoring six times, rebounds twice and was the Glenrock assist leader for 15 games. While he had personal and team success on the gridiron and the hardwood, the track is where Bopp shined.
In his last two years, Bopp went to state championships for four events — making it in the 100, 200 and 400 meter races both years. As a junior, he won the 200 and 400 before winning the 400 meter again as a senior.
Bopp will continue with his track & field career at Black Hills State  University starting in the fall when he makes his way to Spearfish, South Dakota. Until then, he’s training in Casper and working on a weight lifting regimen.
Life right now, Bopp said is, “Getting ready for college track.”
The winners of the award will be announced on June 15 in Cody. 


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