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Vote now: Who should be the WaFd Bank Idaho High School Athlete of the Week (12/18/2023)?

Read through the candidates and cast your vote!

Here are the candidates for the WaFd Bank Idaho High School Athlete of the Week for Dec. 11-Dec. 16 as nominated by fans, readers and SBLive’s staff. Read through the nominees and cast your vote at the bottom of the page. Voting will conclude on Sunday at 11:59 p.m. and the winner will be announced Tuesday, Dec. 26th. If you would like to make a nomination in a future week, please email or tag us on Twitter or Instagram at @sbliveid.


Editor’s Note: Our Athlete of the Week feature and corresponding poll are intended to be fun, and we do not set limits on how many times a fan can vote during the competition. However, we do not allow votes that are generated by script, macro or other automated means. Athletes who receive votes generated by script, macro or other automated means will be disqualified.



Olivia Bezdicek, Jerome girls wrestling: Remained unbeaten this season by pinning her to the 120-pound Wiley Dobbs championship in Twin Falls.

Paige Cofer, Eagle girls basketball: Almost had a double-double with 23 points and seven rebounds in a 61-40 win over Borah.

Beckett Gates, Sun Valley Community School boys basketball: Bagged a game-high 33 points in a 51-39 win over Richfield.

Ian Hillman, Moscow boys basketball: Scored 22 of his team-high 26 points in the second half during a 85-82 overtime win over Lakeland.

Jackson Rasmussen, Owyhee boys basketball: Notched a double-double of 24 points and 12 rebounds in a 73-56 win over Ironwood (AZ) at the Pro Image Classic at Owyhee High School.

Shay Shippen, Skyline girls basketball: Recorded a double-double of 29 points and 10 rebounds in just 22 minutes of play in a 52-35 win over Rock Springs (WY).

Jadon Skellenger, Bishop Kelly boys wrestling: Kept his perfect high school record intact with a 10-4 win over Dustin Baxter to claim the 160-pound title at the Tri-State Invitational in Coeur d’Alene.

Reese Strawn, Lake City boys basketball: Tallied 31 points in a 74-70 win over reigning state runner-up Bonners Ferry.

Jordyn Tomco, Sandpoint girls basketball: Starting for the first time, ninth grader had 20 points, six rebounds and four steals in a win over Lewiston.

Nathan Tweit, Kendrick boys basketball: Outscored the entire opposing team himself with 30 points to go with seven rebounds, four steals and four assists in an 82-26 win over Timberline.

Sophia Zufelt, Lake City girls basketball: Netted 23 points in a 71-39 win over Lakeland.