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Vote now: Who should be the WaFd Bank Idaho High School Athlete of the Week (2/26/2024)?

Read through the candidates and cast your vote!

Here are the candidates for the WaFd Bank Idaho High School Athlete of the Week for Feb. 19-Feb. 24 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 Monday, March 4th. 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: Capped a 28-0 season with a first-round pin of Audrey Deleon in the girls 120-pound state championship match.

Kolter Burton, Century boys wrestling: Won his fourth consecutive state title with a 21-9 major decision win over Bishop Kelly’s Manuel Valdez in the Class 4A 138-pound final.

Liam Campbell, Owyhee boys basketball: Totaled 24 points, including 17 in the second, three rebounds and an assist in a 59-51 win over Timberline for a third straight Class 5A District III title.

Marcus Coombs, Snake River boys basketball: Logged a game-high 32 points, including 18 points in the second half in a 73-53 win against Marsh Valley in the Class 3A District V championship game.

Keanna Conrad, Blackfoot girls wrestling: Completed a perfect 43-0 season with a 10-2 major decision win over Burley’s Kasia Hanks in the girls 126-pound state championship match.

Courtney Hunt, American Falls girls wrestling: Won the girls 132-pound championship with a 7-4 decision over Bonneville’s Zoe Ortiz less than two months after her house caught on fire.

Carson Exferd, Nampa boys wrestling: Secured his fourth state title in a row with a 12-1 major decision win over Eagle’s Wylie Stone in the Class 5A 138-pound championship.

Jason Mara, Meridian boys wrestling: Notched his fourth consecutive state crown with a 7-1 decision against Post Falls’ Damion Hamilton in the Class 5A 152-pound title bout.

Mack Mauger, Blackfoot boys wrestling: Claimed his fourth consecutive state championship with an 11-3 major decision win against Bishop Kelly’s Jake Mescher in the Class 4A 126-pound final.

Tucker Tiddens, Ridgevue boys basketball: Tallied 29 points, eight rebounds and three steals to lead Warhawks to first Class 4A District III championship and first state tournament appearance with 65-62 win over perennial power Bishop Kelly.