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Century wrestler Kolter Burton voted WaFd Bank Idaho High School Athlete of the Week

Congratulations to the Diamondbacks' four-time state champion for being voted SBLive’s WaFd Bank Idaho High School Athlete of the Week for Feb. 19-Feb. 24!

Congratulations to Century's Kolter Burton for being voted SBLive’s WaFd Bank Idaho High School Athletes of the Week for Feb. 19-24!

There were a few seniors in line to become four-time Idaho high school state wrestling championships in late February  and Burton was one of them. An Oklahoma State University signee, Burton rolled through the Class 4A 138-pound bracket, registering  a 21-9 major-decision victory over reigning state champions Manuel Valdez, of Bishop Kelly, in the finals. He finished his career with a 228-8 record.

Burton collected 85.7% of the overall vote.

We are currently accepting WaFd Bank Player of the Week nominations. If you would like to nominate an athlete, please email or message us on Twitter or Instagram at @sbliveid.

Here are the other athletes who were nominated for the week of Feb. 19-Feb. 24:


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.

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.