Sheyenne senior wrestler Mekhi Dennis has always had an outgoing personality.

"My first day, coach Lex our head coach, I walked up to him like, 'You know what I think I can beat you,'" Dennis recalls saying as an eighth-grader.

That personality is something Mekhi's head coach, Lex Lunde, loves about him.

"Mekhi's a great kid, he's a leader," said Lunde. "Happy-go-lucky mindset where he's just up here having fun. Yeah, he challenged me the first time he was up here and it was all in good fun and it's only grown from there."

At Sheyenne, Mekhi has the chance to learn under the trio that is Logan, Lane and Lex Lunde. Two of them were a part of the first state championship wrestling team at West Fargo.

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"It's three different styles of wrestling, and each of them wrestles differently, so it just helps me, as an individual, learn all these different ways of wrestling," said Dennis, who wrestles at the 152.

What the senior captain will take from his coaches, though, extends well beyond the mat.

"Every single one of these coaches, they've helped me with my motivation and not giving up and stuff like that," he said.