Treyton Paxton named Champion of Character for Western Montana University

(Riverton, WY) – Former Riverton High School standout Treyton Paxton has been named Western Montana Universities’ Champion of Character for the 2021-22 season.

Paxton a second year sophomore after being granted an extra year of eligibility due to the COVID cancellations of athletics during 2020 and 2021, played in 16 games last season, averaging 2.1 points per game, and was named to the Academic All-Conference team.

Paxton transferred from Central Wyoming College after his freshman season with the Rustlers.


As a Riverton Wolverine, the 6-1 guard was Class 4-A all-state twice, scored 1,001 career points, and won the 2019 Flaming Gorge dunk contest. He also played in the Wyoming/Montana All-Star game.

As the recipient of the Champions of Character award, Paxton exemplifies the virtues listed in Western Montana’s commitment to the program.

Champions of Character consist of five core values, integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship, and servant leadership. These character values help young people, and those associated with their development to make good choices in all aspects of their life and reflect the true spirit of competition.

Paxton is the son of Kurt Paxton and the late Kara Paxton and the middle brother between the elder Easton, and the younger brother Parker.


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