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3 Wrestlers to Compete at 2017 State Tournament

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Sattler, Johnson, Chakolis earn trip to State

Congratulations to Jesse Sattler (1st place), Nate Johnson (1st place), and RJ Chakolis (2nd place) who will represent Section 6AAA in the state individual wrestling tournament beginning this Friday, March 3rd!

Sattler (senior) will wrestle in the 126lb. weight class, Johnson (senior) in 132lb., and Chakolis (8th grade) in 182lb. The wrestlers and coaches Al Price, Derrick Agate, Michael deJolsvey, and Ben Tinkham will go to the Xcel Energy Center Thursday for weigh ins and spend the night in St. Paul before the individual tournament kicks off Friday.  The conclusion of the tournament will take place Saturday March 4th.

Sattler and Johnson are only the 4th and 5th Hopkins wrestlers to earn a third trip to State. Sattler previously qualified as an 8th grader and junior; Johnson qualified his sophomore and junior years.  Chakolis is the 2nd 8th grader to ever make the trip.

Jesse Sattler, 126 lbs., Champion

Jesse Sattler, 126 lb. Champion

Nate Johnson, 132 lb. Champion

Nate Johnson, 132 lb. Champion

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RJ Chakolis, 182 lb. 2nd Place

Other wrestlers who medaled at Saturday’s section 6AAA tournament:
138 Clifton Paterson (sophomore) – 4th place
152 D’Allen Rutherford (freshman) – 4th place
160 Justin Grunseth (senior) – 4th place
170 Brandt Nelson (junior) – 6th place
220 Aaron Bertsch (freshman) – 5th place

2016-17 Hopkins Varsity Wrestling Team

Sattler, Chakolis, Johnson



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