State Champs!

Two New Prague High School athletes brought home gold from their respective state tournaments last weekend.

Justin Turek, left, won first place in the 140-pound weight class at the Class AA wrestling tournament. Turek, who was born with half of a left arm, was the media darling of the tourney, with stories about him on KARE-11 TV each night of the tourney and reports on him in newspapers and on TV stations around the state. He received a standing ovation from the crowd at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul after winning a 3-2 decision in the championship match.

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