Three members of the St. James Area Saints wrestling team competed in the 2017 Minnesota State Wrestling Tournament over the weekend. Seniors Shawn Hillesheim and Nelson Cuellar along with sophomore Sam Kulseth made the trip to St. Paul where they wrestled in front of a packed house at the Xcel Energy Center.
All three athletes admit to having experienced some jitters prior to getting out on the mat for their first taste of state competition. For Cuellar, the spectacle and the intensity of the atmosphere was a once in a lifetime experience.
For the full story, please see the March 9th edition of the St. James Plaindealer