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Chico High grad wins national wrestling championship

Cornell University senior and Chico High alumnus Nahshon Garrett won big at Madison Square Garden last Saturday (March 22), clinching the top spot in the 2016 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships.

Last week marked his fourth visit to the national competition since 2013, where he’d placed third, second and fifth, respectively. Last weekend, he beat out Iowa State University’s Cory Clark in the 133-pound finals for his first national title.

By winning the championship, Garrett (pictured) will head to the U.S. Olympic Team Trials next month.