May 1, 2020 - Issue: Vol. 166, No. 82 — Daily Edition116th Congress (2019 - 2020) - 2nd Session
CONGRATULATING PHOENIX BLAKELY FOR HIS WIN AT CLASS 1A STATE FINALS FOR WRESTLING AT THE IHSA STATE TOURNAMENT; Congressional Record Vol. 166, No. 82
(Extensions of Remarks - May 01, 2020)
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[Extensions of Remarks] [Page E412] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] CONGRATULATING PHOENIX BLAKELY FOR HIS WIN AT CLASS 1A STATE FINALS FOR WRESTLING AT THE IHSA STATE TOURNAMENT ______ HON. CHERI BUSTOS of illinois in the house of representatives Friday, May 1, 2020 Mrs. BUSTOS. Madam Speaker, I rise today to recognize Phoenix Blakely, a freshman from Dakota High School, who won the Illinois High School Association's Class 1A State Finals Wrestling Tournament in the 120 pound weight class. Phoenix is 37-7 and now a state champion. He previously competed in three straight Illinois Kids Wrestling Federation title matches where he placed second, but he was determined to win first at the high school state tournament. As a former athlete, I appreciate the fortitude Phoenix displayed to achieve his dream of being a state champion and commend him for his efforts and attitude. Phoenix is an example of the importance of dedication and a strong work ethic, and I am proud to see him represent Dakota so well throughout the state with his talent and passion. It is because of student leaders such as Phoenix Blakely that I am especially proud to serve Illinois' 17th Congressional District. Madam Speaker, I would like to again formally congratulate Phoenix Blakely on his Class 1A State Finals title in Wrestling. ____________________