Kearney High School graduate Eli Ashcroft was named Missouri’s Dave Schultz High School Excellence Award Winner by the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.

This award is presented annually to a male high school senior based on outstanding wrestling success, scholastic achievement and citizenship or community service. The state winners are evaluated and selected on the basis of three criteria: success and standout performances and sportsmanship in wrestling; review of GPA and class rank, academic honors and distinctions; and participation in activities that demonstrate commitment to character and community.

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