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Karlen's conference title earns him Newsline 9 Athlete of the Week honors

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(WAOW) - Last weekend, Edgar won its seventh straight Marawood wrestling title. One of the key pieces to that team is senior Aaron Karlen.

We feature the 215 pounder as this week's Newsline 9 athlete of the week.


For the complete story, please click on the provided video link.At the end of his third place match in the 2010 state finals, Edgar's Aaron Karlen made a vow to his team and himself: he would finish the 2011 season unbeaten and win a state championship. With just over one week left in the regular season, the senior wrestler has so far made good on his word.

"Last year I was 37-4, I only had four losses," Karlen said. "I told myself I could go undefeated this year and hopefully win it."

"After last year taking third at state and just wrestling to his ability and coming into practice working hard and being a great leader for us this year too," Edgar head coach Kevin Koch said.

Karlen has been dominant each time he's taken the mat. He's unbeaten at 32-0, including two pins en route to the 215 pound Marawood conference championship last weekend in Auburndale.

"Aaron is a very focused and determined individual," Koch said. "He sets his goals high and its just shown. He makes goals, he sets his goals high and he reaches them."


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