Tyler & Tommy awards

Loudoun Valley High School presented team awards to seniors Tyler Alexander (Viking Warhammer) and Tommy Gaertner (Iron Viking).

Loudoun Valley High School seniors Tyler Alexander and Tommy Gaertner have earned team awards in advance of the 2021 spring varsity football season.

Alexander received the fourth annual Viking Warhammer award for his perfect attendance since the 2019 wrestling season. He increased each of his four core lift maxes to join the 1,100-pound club. Alexander has set the school record by squatting 585 pounds.

Alexander joins previous recipients Quentin Ogren, Alex Polivka and Trent Weller. "We are proud to have Tyler carry on the tradition of leading the team out carrying the Warhammer with pride," Valley football coach David Bishop said.

Based on results in the categories of bench, squat, clean, broad jump, 40-time, 3-cone and attendance, Gaertner earned the Iron Viking award for a second consecutive time.

Gaertner joins Jon Cypher as a two-time winner of the award. Coach Bishop noted that Gaertner's discipline, work ethic and leadership are unmatched.

"Tommy truly is the perfect representation of Loudoun Valley football," Bishop said.

Loudoun Valley kicks off the season Feb. 26 at Tuscarora.

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