Storley Earns Junior Hodge Trophy

MINNEAPOLIS — Six-time state champion and Minnesota incoming freshman Logan Storley, a product of Webster, S.D., has earned the 2010-11 Junior Dan Hodge Trophy, given annually to the top high school wrestler in the nation by the Amateur Athletic Union and WIN Magazine.

Intermat’s  top-ranked wrestler in the 171 lbs. weight class, Storley capped a 42-1 senior season with his sixth state championship – making the senior just the third wrestler in history to win six individual state titles along with South Dakota’s Kirk Wallman and Alabama’s Michael Sutton.

Storley, who also helped Webster High School clinch team titles in 2011 and 2006, ended his high school career with an impressive 262-3 overall record. His numerous accolades and honors include the 2009 South Dakota Prep Boys Athlete of the Year, the 2010 Outstanding Wrestler honor at the AAU’s Disney Duals and two NHSCA national titles.

The Junior Dan Hodge Trophy has been awarded annually to the nation’s top high school wrestler since 1998. Storley marks the second Gopher wrestler to earn the prestigious honor along with two-time NCAA champion and four-time All-American Damion Hahn, who earned the honor in 1999.

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