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Bismarck’s Ryan Blees, left, grapples with Michigan’s Logan Massa during their 160-pound junior freestyle championship match at the USA Wrestling Tournament on Saturday. Nick Wagner / The Forum

Bismarck’s Blees captures another national championship for North Dakota

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Fargo - North Dakota went nearly two decades without winning a national freestyle title.

That was until Bismarck High School graduate Ryan Blees came along. Blees won the USA Wrestling Junior freestyle national title at 152 pounds last year and came back and won the freestyle national title at 160 pounds Saturday at the Fargodome.

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Chris Murphy
Chris Murphy is the Minnesota preps and Fargo Force beat reporter for the Forum. He's covered high school sports in Chicago, North Dakota and Minnesota for the last five years and, for some reason, has been given awards for doing so. If reading him in the paper and online isn't enough, you can read more of him at the Forum Preps Blog:  
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