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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CONGRATULATING PHOENIX BLAKELY FOR HIS WIN AT CLASS 1A STATE FINALS FOR 
                 WRESTLING AT THE IHSA STATE TOURNAMENT

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                           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.

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