Athlete of the Week: Ben Wharton

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Athlete of the Week: Ben Wharton

Athlete of the Week: Ben Wharton

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Ben Wharton

School: Steamboat Springs High School

Year: Junior

Age: 17

Height: 5 feet, 11 inches

Sport: Lacrosse

Why: Wharton helped key the Sailors to a 2-0 weekend and a No. 6 seed in the Class 4A playoffs. He especially was good in the win against Grand Junction, scoring four goals and adding an assist.

Quotable: β€œHe’s done a tremendous job and provides good leadership for us on and off the field.” β€” Coach Bob Hiester

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