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Eagle wrestlers Class A Academic State Champs

The New York Mills Eagles wrestling team was named the Minnesota Class A State Academic Champions.

The New York Mills wrestling team handed out season ending awards, including the announcement the team was named the Minnesota Class A Academic State Champions.

As a whole, the team earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.72.

"This award is a deserving compliment to a hard working group of athletes who had a very strong season," Head Coach Eric Niemi said. "A 3.72 team GPA really reflects what a great place the wrestling room is and the dedication of the New York Mills school system to its students."

Other awards given out were:

Outstanding wrestler: Shane Novak. Novak finished runner-up at 112 pounds at the Class A state individual wrestling tournament in St. Paul. Novak was also named to the All-State team.

Most Improved: Tyler Patron.

Eagle Award: Shane Novak and Peter Stark.

Rookie of the year: Tyler Ehnert.

The team finished the season with an overall record of 14-6 and had three Park Region Conference Champions: Tommy Selander 103 pounds, Novak, 112 and Patron at 189 pounds.

Accompanying Novak on a trip to the state tournament were Seth Hofland, 152 pounds and Noah Pesola, 171 pounds.

Robert Williams

Sports Editor at the Detroit Lakes Tribune. Williams worked prior as the Sports Editor in Perham for the Focus, a Forum Communications newspaper, from 2010-14. 

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