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MTI Defensive Player of the Week


Midwest Technical Institute’s East Peoria, IL campus is proud to be an official sponsor of NBC News 25’s Defensive Player of the Week.

As a show of support for our local community high school sports, MTI will sponsor the Defensive Player of the Week, featured on News 25’s WEEK-TV. The show airs every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. starting August 23, 2018 and continuing (with some holiday breaks) through March 14, 2019. The show highlights the latest Central Illinois high school sports news and interviews with the athletes. To celebrate and honor the best in high school sports, MTI will sponsor the Defensive Player of the Week.

MTI East Peoria will feature the winner of Defensive Player of the Week here in this post so be sure to check back each week. You can also checkout our YouTube playlist for all of our interviews with the winners.

Congratulations to the winners!

  • Week of August 27: Justin Janssen, Princeville High School (Q&A video with Justin)
  • Week of September 3: Keegan Robbins, Fieldcrest High School (Q&A video with Keegan)
  • Week of September 10: Caiden Buster, Tremont High School (Q&A video with Caiden)
  • Week of September 17: Donovan Thorn, East Peoria Community High School (Q&A with Donovan)
  • Week of September 24: John Gatton, Metamora Township High School (Q&A with John)
  • Week of October 1: Leo Mushinsky, Peoria Notre Dame High School (Q&A with Leo)
  • Week of October 8: Washington Community High School Defense
  • Week of October 15: Gabe Robison, Washington Community High School (Q&A with Gabe)
  • Week of October 22: Normal Community High School Defense
  • Week of October 29: Eli Wieland, Princeville High School (Q&A with Eli)
  • Week of November 5: Washington Community High School Defense
  • Week of November 12: Brady Klein, Washington High School (Q&A with Brady)
  • Week of November 26: Camryn Taylor, Richwoods High School (Q&A with Camryn)
  • Week of December 3: JT Welch, Bloomington Central Catholic High School (Q&A with JT)
  • Week of December 31: Courtney Jones, Morton High School (Q&A with Courtney)
  • Week of January 7: Ryan Wagenbach, Tremont High School (Q&A with Ryan)
  • Week of January 14: Josh McElrath, Peoria Richwoods High School (Q&A with Josh)
  • Week of January 21: Chris Payton, Bloomington High School
  • Week of January 28: Lindsey Dullard, Morton High School (Q&A with Lindsey)
  • Week of February 4: Jonathan Blumeyer, Deer Creek-Mackinaw High School (Q&A with Jonathan)
  • Week of February 11: Courtney Heffren, Eureka High School (Q&A with Courtney)
  • Week of February 18: Brett Novak, Brimfield High School (Q&A with Brett)
  • Week of February 25: Will Pepper, Peoria Christian High School
  • Week of March 4: Rolando “Pee Wee” Brown, Manual Academy (Q&A with Rolando)
  • Week of March 11: DJ Starr, University High School (Q&A with DJ)