Posted On: 02/13/20 3:08 AM

Wrestling and football mix together like Tom Brady and Bill Belichick, lemonade and ice tea, and sitting on the porch and a nice summer day; they just make each other better. Looking back on the last decade of state champions in Minnesota on the wrestling mat, the AAA, AA, and A divisions of the sport are littered with champions who excelled on both the mat and the gridiron as a prep, and became similarly successful at one of the sports in college. Some of these AA champions include Jake Short (Simley->U of M wrestling), Mack Short (Simley->St. John's football), Lance Benick (Totino-Grace->Arizona State/Augsburg wrestling), Broc Berge (Kasson-Mantorville->Iowa/U of M wrestling), Noah Ryan (Kasson-Mantorville->St. Cloud State wrestling), and Logan Swanson (Mankato East-Augustana football), but there are hundred more football studs that, despite not winning a state championship, have competed for and earned tons of prep accolades and successes. In today's special feature for Northstar Football News, we will examine some of the 2019-2020 most competitive AA wrestlers who fly around on Friday nights for their high school football squads. I hope you enjoy! *note: these lists are based off of The Guillotine's February 6th rankings, as well

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