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Wrestling from the ground up

Posted: July 20, 2014 at 3:09 a.m.

Ben Thompson of Little Rock Christian was a state runner-up in wrestling during his junior and senior seasons. Now he plans to major in mechanical engineering at Tulsa.

Ben Thompson of Little Rock Christian was a state runner-up in wrestling during his junior and senior seasons. Now he plans to major in mechanical engineering at Tulsa.

High school wrestling and Ben Thompson have been good for one another.

JOSEPH “BEN” THOMPSON

SCHOOL Little Rock Christian

SPORT Wrestling

GPA 4.16

ACT 34

COLLEGE CHOICE Tulsa

MAJOR Mechanical engineering

NOTEWORTHY Born Dec. 20, 1995. … Son of George and Kathryn Thompson. … National Merit finalist. … Received National Merit Scholarship and Presidential Scholarship to the University of Tulsa. … Member of the National Honor Society and Beta Club. … FBLA Global Business 2012-2013 District V first place. … Four-year letterman for the wrestling team and a two-year letterman in football. … Winner of the Little Rock Christian Academy Warrior Award for character and leadership. … Volunteered at the Arkansas Rice Depot, was a math tutor in 2011-2013 and was a volunteer girls soccer coach.

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