Pleski aims to be Forest Lake’s 17th state champ

There have been 16 state champion wrestlers at Forest Lake. James Pleski wants to make it 17.

Pleski, a senior, finished in third place at 138 pounds at last year’s Class 3A tournament. He lost only to Apple Valley’s Seth Gross, a three-time state champion who is now at Iowa. This year Pleski is ranked No. 1 at 145 pounds.

“I definitely want to win the state championship,” said Pleski, who is 14-1 this season and recently won his 150th career match. “I’ve thought about it since last year. That’s the goal.” Continue reading at

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