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Lindell is recipient of Clough Memorial Scholarship

Submitted Photo Eisenhower senior Tucker Lindell, middle, was recently awarded the Paul Clough Memorial Scholarship given annually to an outstanding wrestler in Warren County. From the left are Clough’s daughter, Lilly; Clough’s father, Dean; Tucker Lindell’s father and coach, Jared Lindell; Tucker Lindell; Clough’s son, Collin; Clough’s wife, Jennifer; and Clough’s mother, Caryll.

Eisenhower senior Tucker Lindell was recently awarded the third annual Paul Clough Memorial Scholarship given annually to an outstanding senior wrestler in Warren County.

Lindell joins Eisenhower graduate Cael Black and Youngsville graduate Logan McDonald as winners of the award.

The scholarship began being awarded in 2022 after Clough — a former wrestler, coach and teacher in the Warren County School District — untimely passed away at the age of 40.

The award was presented to Lindell by members of Paul’s family, including his parents Dean and Caryll, his wife Jennifer, son Collin and daughter Lilly.

Prior to presenting the award, Collin spoke briefly about his dad and what he valued most in a wrestler.

“One of his favorite sayings was, ‘Mind over matter,'” Collin said. “In a wrestling match he’d say never let your opponent know you are tired. When you go out of bounds, jump right up and run back to the middle to reset.

“A few times when someone won their first match or were super jazzed about a win, they’d jump up and flex on the kid, my dad would be super happy for them and congratulate them, but also say act like you’ve been there before even if you haven’t. When it comes to a wrestler’s last match senior year, he would always say, “Go out there have fun and do your best because you don’t want to live life with any regrets wishing you tried harder.'”

The scholarship funds for the award come from monies given in the late coach’s memory. To contribute to the fund, make a donation at any Northwest branch.

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