Jake Svihel, Star Tribune Metro Wrestler of the Year

The Totino-Grace senior finished the season 57-0, a state record for individual victories in a season, to win a state title after three runner-up finishes.

It’s been a month, yet to Totino-Grace senior wrestler Jake Svihel, it feels just as good as it did when it happened.

Svihel, the Star Tribune’s Metro Wrestler of the Year, capped a perfect season with an equally perfect ending, defeating Byron’s Mitchel Peterson 7-3 in the Class 2A 126-pound final. He finished the season 57-0, a state record for individual victories in a season, and broke a number of school records, including takedowns in a season and in a career.

But it wasn’t about setting records. It was about finally winning a title. He’d finished second at his weight for three consecutive years. This past season, however, nothing was keeping him from going out on top. Continue reading at www.mnwrestlinghub.com

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