Arizona Riecken

BRLD senior Arizona Riecken drives to the hoop during the opening round of the Class C2 Boys State Basketball tournament held in March. Riecken’s journey in life has produced an incredible success story. He went from battling cancer to winning a state championship.

When Arizona Riecken had a gold medal draped around his neck on the basketball court of Pinnacle Bank Arena in March, that capped off an extremely heart-warming success story.

Riecken, a senior at Lyons-Decatur High School, was the 6th-man for the BRLD boys basketball team. Despite coming off the bench, there’s no question he was a key contributor to the Wolverines’ Class C2 state basketball championship run.

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