Ben Olesen of Jackson High School is the KRKO Russell & Hill Male Student Athlete of the Month for January 2019. Olesen was the starting point
guard and team leader for a Timberwolves team that won the Wesco 4A regular season title with a 14-0 league record and helped lead Jackson back
to the Tacoma Dome State Tournament for the first time since 2014. Ben averaged 10 points , 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 steals per game throughout
the season and earned 1st Team All-Wesco honors and was also named 2nd Team All-Area by the Everett Herald. Off the court, Olesen maintains a 3.6
GPA and gives back to his community by volunteering with Special Olympics. Ben was also the starting quarterback for the Jackson football team.