Totino-Grace wrestler Jake Svihel aims to shed runner-up finish for champion

Jake Svihel grew up around the wrestling mat with his dad, Doug Svihel, the longtime coach of the Totino-Grace wrestling team.

The younger Svihel has since developed into one of the top high school wrestlers in Minnesota, one with a chance to win an individual state title this winter.

Svihel, a junior, is ranked No. 1 in Class 2A at 113 pounds by the Guillotine website, after two years of finishing as a state runner-up. He said he’s motivated by those finishes, adding that he’s hoping to help Totino-Grace to a top-six finish as a team.

“There’s a lot of top teams there,” he said, “but I think we can beat them.” Continue reading at

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