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Martino Junior High eighth grader Nathan Knowlton won his second straight wrestling title in March. Photo Submitted
Steve Millar, Sports Editor
5:00 am CDT May 12, 2019

Nathan Knowlton was already a state wrestling champion, but still felt like he had something to prove.

The eighth grader at Martino Junior High wanted to show that his 2017-2018 title was no fluke.

On March 9, at Northern Illinois University’s Convocation Center in DeKalb, Knowlton made his mission of going back-to-back a reality, pinning DeKalb-Huntley’s Hudson Ikens in the Illinois Elementary School Association Class AA 75-pound state championship match.