Beloit Junior Blayne Harris has been named the NCKSSports.com/Cunningham Telephone and Cable Athlete of the Week.
Harris took the 3-2-1A State Championship in the 113# weight class on Saturday night at Gross Memorial Coliseum in Hays. Harris got to the title match by going 3-0 on Friday. He defeated Colton Ketterl of Decatur Community by fall in just 0:52 in the 1st round. In the quarterfinals, he won by fall over Alex Archer of Rossville in 4:16. He then went on to win an 8-2 decision over John Kuhn of Trego in the semifinals to advance to the championship. Harris won a tight 3-2 decision in the championship match over Kolby Beitz of Eureka. Harris had made it to State each of his first two seasons, but never placed before this season. He finished the year 34-2 with the state title for the Trojans.
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