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OLYMPIAN: St. Michael's Betts Will Head to London

St. Michael-Albertville graduate Chas Betts qualified for the United States Olympic Team tonight in Iowa City.

Check out the replay of Iowa City Patch's Live Blog from last night's United States Olympic Wrestling qualifier.

Chas Betts, a graduate of St. Michael-Albertville High School who has wrestled for the past three years as part of the Minnesota Storm program, qualified for the United States Greco Roman team with a two bouts-to-zero win over Northfield's Jordan Holm.

According to USA Wrestling:

"Betts became the fourth wrestler in Greco to earn a spot, beating fellow Storm wrestler Jordan Holm in consecutive matches for top honors at 84 kg/185 lbs. In the first bout, Betts, a 2009 World Team member used a turn to secure the first period, but a powerful Holm toss sent the match to a third where Betts benefitted from a tough call to win after an extended review. The second bout saw another extended review won by Betts in a 2-0, 2-0, victory."

Jon and Tammy Evans April 22, 2012 at 06:40 AM
Congratulations Chas! I Know you have worked very hard for this !
Luanne Arlt April 22, 2012 at 12:52 PM
Jim and Luanne Arlt Way to go Chas we knew you could do it.
Sandy Greninger April 22, 2012 at 02:58 PM
What an honor.... We are all very proud of you....Good Luck and have a safe trip to London.
Happy in St. Michael April 22, 2012 at 06:22 PM
Congratulations and best of luck to you, Chas!
Carrie Benton April 24, 2012 at 01:46 PM
Congratulations! As the wife of 2010 Winter Games Olympian John Benton (also of St. Michael!) I can tell you that you and your family are in for an incredible experience! I'm so very excited for all of you! USA! USA! USA!

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