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Stricker speaks on national championship win

Mar. 18—Sheer determination, grit and exceptional strength guided Jared Stricker to his first men's NCAA wrestling national championship. And the Blugold junior says the best is yet to come for this team that has dominated the mat all season long.

"It means everything it feels amazing and just shows how much hard work and dedication I've put into this sport," Stricker told the Leader-Telegram via a text conversation as he was with his family headed to Montana for spring break following his record-setting accomplishment at the NCAA Division III wrestling championships in La Crosse over the weekend.

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