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Ryder Rogotzke wrapped up the season at the National Freestyle and Greco-Roman Championships in Salt Lake City, where he placed third in each discipline and was named Most Valuable Wrestler in the Intermediate Division. He finished the year ranked No. 2 in the United States in the USA Wrestling Rankings in the Intermediate 75 pound Division.

Youth wrestling: Raptors' Rogotzke clan cleans up

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It’s in the blood.

East Ridge Athletic Association youth wrestlers Roman Rogotzke, Ryder Rogotzke and Audrey Rogotzke recently wrapped up all-American seasons. The three children of Perry and Kelly Rogotzke, of Woodbury, compiled 279 wins on the mat this year.

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Roman Rogotzke recently completed the 2012-13 wrestling season by competing in Salt Lake City, Utah, at the National Freestyle and Greco-Roman Wrestling Championships. For the season, he compiled a record of 98-54, placing in the Minnesota state tournaments, and placing and winning in several national tournaments, earning all-American honors and being named Outstanding Wrestler of the Preseason Nationals in St. Joseph, Mo. Roman Rogtozke finished the season ranked 19th in the United States in the USA Wrestling Rankings at Novice 90 pounds.

Like his brother, Ryder Rogotzke wrapped up the season at the National Freestyle and Greco-Roman Championships in Salt Lake City, where he placed third in each discipline and was named Most Valuable Wrestler in the Intermediate Division. He finished the year ranked No. 2 in the United States in the USA Wrestling Rankings in the Intermediate 75 pound Division. For the season, he compiled a record of 147-21, won a Minnesota state championship, eight national championship tournaments, the prestigious American Crown Series Triple Crown award in Folkstyle and was named Outstanding Wrestler for the eight-and-under division and overall tournament MVP of the Liberty Nationals Championships in Kansas City, Mo.

Audrey Rogotzke wrapped up her first season of wrestling by placing second, second and third in the Minnesota State Boys and Girls Greco-Roman and Freestyle Tournaments in Rochester. In addition, she placed sixth in the boys Folkstyle State Championships and won a state championship in the girls division. She was named rookie of the year for the East Ridge youth wrestling program and finished the season with a 34-30 record.

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Patrick Johnson
Patrick Johnson has been the South Washington County Bulletin’s sports editor since 2008. He reports on and oversees coverage of high school and amateur sports in south Washington County and Woodbury. Prior to joining the Bulletin, Johnson worked for other Twin Cities suburban newspapers. He is a University of Minnesota graduate.
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