Boys Varsity Wrestling · Athlete of the Week (Jan. 7, 2018) — Joe Becker, Hillsboro wrestling

By Russell Korando

The junior heavyweight shined at the Don Fuhrmann Duals at Hillsboro on Dec. 28-29. Becker, who is 14-0 this season, won three matches by forfeit, four by fall and beat Pacific’s Trevor Heitsch in an 8-0 major decision. Pacific won the team portion of the standings and the Hawks finished second. Becker was a Class 3 state qualifier at heavyweight last season and finished 1-2 in Columbia.