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Fort Hays wrestler breaks record
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Fort Hays State wrestler Brandon Ball

HAYS – Fort Hays State wrestler Brandon Ball of Hoisington High wrapped up his career with the 85.5% winning percentage, the best in school history.

Ball finished with a 130-22 record, 44-3 over the last two seasons. He was a four-time national qualifier and placed fourth in 2019 while earning two All-America honors.
Ball was a three-time MIAA champion at 141 pounds, winning the conference tournament as a sophomore before earning the dual meet title the last two years. He won two regional titles, placing first in the West Super Regional as a freshman before winning the Super Region 4 title last year.
He earned CoSIDA Academic All-America honors as a junior while being named a finalist for the MIAA's Ken B. Jones Award, an award annually given to the conference's student-athlete of the year. Ball earned the MIAA Scholar-Athlete Award four times alongside three NWCA All-Academic Team recognitions.