Sold out show honors local athletes
Go backstage for more from the 2012 Greater Cleveland Sports Awards
(Cleveland) - Northeast Ohio's top athletes were honored at the 2012 Greater Cleveland Sports Awards on Thursday night at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel Grand Ballroom.
More than 1,250 people packed into the event.
Kyrie Irving from the Cleveland Cavaliers was named the Professional Athlete of the Year.
Tianna Madison Bartoletta won for Amateur Athlete of the Year. The Elyria native won a gold medal in the 2012 London Olympics, when she led off the world record-setting 4x100m women's relay team.
For Collegiate Athlete of the Year, the Kent State University Baseball team took the honor.
Mentor High School's Mitch Trubisky was named the High School Athlete of the Year.
Former Cleveland Browns offensive lineman and radio broadcaster Doug Dieken received the Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Browns alum Eric Metcalf.
Don King and Gary Waters presented the Horseshoe Casino Cleveland 2012 Best Moment in Cleveland Sports to Steve Trivisonno and Chuck Kyle, head coaches of Mentor High School and St. Ignatius football teams, for their OHSAA Division I triple overtime playoff game.
Nominees for the awards were selected by the members of the Cleveland media, and the winners were chosen in a vote by the Greater Cleveland Sports Awards Committee.
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