Minnesota standouts help win NHCSA National Duals

Four Minnesota wrestlers helped Team Kong United win the National High School Coaches Association (NHCSA) National Duals held on May 29-31 in Virginia Beach, VA.

The three day event featured over 160 teams from around the country and included over 80 nationally ranked wrestlers.

Minnesota state champions Blake West of Shakopee, Max Petersen of Byron, Quayin Short of Simley, and Gavin Layton of Coon Rapids wrestled for Team Kong United, which had 15 wrestlers from nine different states competing on their championship team.

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Not so gentle dominance – Coon Rapids’ Layton off to powerful start

Quiet. Gentle. Someone who blends in.

All fitting ways to describe Coon Rapids junior Gavin Layton … except when he’s on the mat.

Then, one of the most imposing wrestlers in the state makes his presence known, often with a powerful thud.

Any last moments of flying under the radar have been put to rest during the past month by Layton. Continue reading at www.hometownsource.com