Caley Graber, Northfield girl who sacrificed a wrestling title for something more, is the All-Metro Sports Awards Courage in Competition winner

Caley Graber was already a state champ in girls wrestling, and another title was achievable. She chose to wrestle in the boys division, where she made history.

Caley Graber understood the risk of wrestling in the boys division.

She knew she could be — would be — the top-ranked wrestler in her class if she wrestled in the girls division. A year removed from winning the girls 100-pound state title, she opted out of a likely second title to chase something greater: history.

“My goal all season long was to win boys sections and then win a match and get on the podium,” Graber said. Continue reading at startribune.com →

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