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|Pat Connors |
R.A. Long High School, 1994
Pat Connors was the first four-time state championship wrestler in Washington state history. Hailing from R.A. Long High School, Connors also wrestled his way to three district titles and three regional titles. In 1992 he won the cadet national title and participated with the USA World team in Istanbul, Turkey. He was named as one of Asics Third Team All-Americans in 1994. Connors finished his high school wrestling career with a record of 123-4, including an undefeated 33-0 record as a senior.
After high school, Pat took his talents to the University of Minnesota, where he was an integral part of the wrestling program. He was a four-year letterman for the Gophers. The highlight of his collegiate career was in 1997, when he placed third in the Big Ten Conference and eighth at the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships.
Pat currently is an assistant wrestling coach at Kelso High School.