The Times West Virginian

Player of the Week

July 4, 2014

Stewart’s Big 10 championship run a memorable one

FAIRMONT — East Fairmont’s Hayden Stewart was one of the top wrestlers in the state of West Virginia in his weight class, something that he proved at the Big 10 Championships this past season.

Stewart came into the weekend as the top-ranked wrestler at the 152-pound weight class. By the end of the weekend, he would finish the same way.

Stewart was able to defeat the third-ranked wrestler in the 152-pound class during the championship match to be crowned Big 10 champion.

Though he would have a stroke of bad luck at the state tournament, breaking a bone in his hand during the championship match and taking second, Stewart put together a top-notch season and left behind the desire to win for those who will follow in his footsteps in seasons to come.

Capturing the Big 10 championship as a senior was just one of many bright spots for Stewart over his high school wrestling career, but likely one he won’t forget.

For his performance, Stewart is this week’s Times West Virginian Flashback Friday player of the week and will advance to the next round of voting to be held later this summer.

To vote for next week’s Flashback Friday player of the week, log on to www.timeswv .com/playeroftheweek.

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