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NAME: Eugene Harney
SCHOOL: Sycamore High School
SPORT(S): Wrestling-Football
GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: 2023 state wrestling champion
BIRTHDATE: 1/19/2005
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5'6"-157 lbs.
PARENT: Dominic & Tomoko
FUTURE GOAL: Start and run a successful business

Sycamore High School has a two-sport all-star in senior Eugene Harney, who excels in both wrestling and football.

In wrestling, Eugene is this year's GMC Wrestler of the Year after winning the league championship in the 157 lb. weight class. He went 31-3 during the regular season with 17 pins. He then went on to win the sectional, district and Ohio state titles at 157 lbs. His state championship was his second straight state title. He also repeated as champion of the Southwest Ohio Wrestling Coaches Association Classic this season.

Eugene is coming off a remarkable junior season, when he went 40-5 with 22 pins and won the GMC wrestling championship and the Ohio state championship in the 150 lb. weight class. In previous years, he finished as district champion and third at state as a sophomore and fifth at state as a freshman. He is the second wrestling state champion in Sycamore history and the school's first-ever four-time placer in the state tournament. He has more wrestling wins than anyone else in school history. Eugene was named the Enquirer's Cincinnati Wrestler of the Year as a junior and was a finalist for the area's Wrestler of the Year by the Cincinnati High School Sports Awards.

In football, Eugene played both offense and defense. As a running back, he had more than 1,000 yards rushing his senior year, running for 1,251 yards and 14 touchdowns. He also had two TDs receiving and returned a kick-off for a TD. On defense, he had 75 tackles, two forced fumbles, two interceptions and a fumble recovery. He was named first-team all-GMC, first-team all-city (Enquirer), second-team all-Southwest Ohio and third-team all-Ohio. In his spare time, he enjoys shopping for clothes and shoes, listening to music and drawing.

An academic all-GMC performer, he is active in community service. Eugene's favorite athlete is Tank Davis, favorite entertainer is Lamar Jackson, favorite book is David and Goliath, favorite movie is Avengers Endgame and most-like-to-meet is Kanye West. He plans to wrestle at the next level but has not yet committed to a college.

COACH'S QUOTE – “Eugene is an exceptional athlete, but he is also a unique individual. He has always been overly competitive and hates to lose. However, he has grown to be a humble teammate who likes to help and support others.”
— Jeremy Pletz, varsity wrestling coach

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