Pioneer Press high school wrestler of the year: Lance Benick, Totino-Grace

Totino-Grace junior Lance Benick admits to having a mean streak. But only on the wrestling mat.

“I’m a really nice guy off the mat, but once I step on there, I’m all business,” the nation’s top-ranked 195-pounder says. “It’s no more Mr. Nice Guy. You can’t be nice to the opponent for the six minutes you wrestle them. You have to assert yourself, and sometimes that means not being so nice. But in a good way.” Continue reading at