Archive for Thursday, March 1, 2001

Great year for EHS wrestlers

Editorial

March 1, 2001

Five Eudora High School wrestlers went to the state tournament in Wichita last weekend and three brought home medals.

EHS senior Brian Harris earned third place in the 135-pound division. Senior Brett Becker placed fourth at 145 pounds and junior Jason Marmon took fifth at 215 pounds.

Senior Dustin Crowe and sophomore Shane Grant also advanced to the state contest by placing in the top four at the regional tournament two weeks ago.

The state qualifiers, their teammates and wrestling coaches Ron Abel and Aaron Barnett are to be commended on a great year. The team represented Eudora well, losing only two matches in the regular season.

Perhaps more important than the winning record is the dedication and discipline team members showed throughout the season. High school wrestling is a team sport, but team members compete individually. If a wrestler goes into a match unprepared, no one is there to take up the slack. That makes the accomplishments of the state qualifiers even more impressive.

Harris went into the state tournament with a perfect, 33-0 record. Earlier this year he led the EHS football team to the state playoffs, with 23 regular season touchdowns and more than 1,600 yards rushing.

Harris has been the subject of many Eudora News stories during his senior year. With track season about to begin, he will likely find his way into a few more.

Worth noting, however, is that the multi-sport athlete has not only made it on to our sports pages, his name could also be found on the high school honor roll published in the newspaper a few weeks ago.

Congratulations to all of Eudora's wrestlers for their accomplishments in the athletic arena and in the classroom.

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