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Benton senior wrestler earns United States Marine Corps leadership award

Benton High School wrestler Aiden Perry graduated from high school on Sunday and on Monday, he was awarded the All-American Character Award by the National Wrestling Coaches Association and the United States Marine Corps.

Posted: May 21, 2019 7:41 AM
Updated: May 21, 2019 8:46 AM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.)— Benton High School wrestler Aiden Perry graduated from high school on Sunday and on Monday, he was awarded the All-American Character Award by the National Wrestling Coaches Association and the United States Marine Corps.

"Aiden has been a kid over the course of his career that has just been an outstanding leader with the character that is second to none," Benton wrestling coach Brad Hubbard said. "He's just a really stand-up kid."

Hubbard nominated Perry for the honor. 

Perry will go to Northwest Missouri State in the fall and study nutrition. 

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