Senior Jake Short of Simley (Inver Grove Heights, Minn.)
was named Most Outstanding Wrestler on Saturday during the 15th annual Cheeshead Invitational in Kaukauna, Wis.
Short, who will attend the University of Minnesota, won his first four matches by pins before handing freshman star Beau Breske (Hartford, Wis.) his first high school loss 8-3 in the semifinals. He then outlasted University of Michigan recruit Brian Murphy of Glenbard North (Carol Stream, Ill.)
3-1 in four overtimes to win the 152-pound championship.
In his semifinal round, Murphy upset the nation's No. 1-ranked wrestler, Mark Hall of Apple Valley (Minn.)
, 3-2 in four overtimes. Already a two-time state champion - though just a freshman - Hall had won his last 90 matches.
Josh Lowe of InterMat reported that Southeast Polk (Pleasant Hill, Iowa)
won the team championship with 593.5 points, even though it had just one individual winner, Nolan Hellickson at 106 pounds. Montini (Lombard, Ill.)
was second with 575 points.