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always there to help me with anything.” A big reason that Hall is able to travel


all over the country to train and compete is because his father, Mark, moves with him wherever he is training at that partic- ular time. “He lives wherever I am wrestling, we


have such a strong, awesome relation- ship,” Hall said. “I’m lucky having him everywhere I go because he’s such a great person to look up to and keep me out of trouble. I wouldn’t be here without him.” The elder Mark Hall is retired after working for Chrysler and currently works for a transport service for elderly patients. Hall’s mother lives in Flint, Mich.,


where she works at the General Motors plant. The hardest thing for Hall is being


away from her for many months out of the year. “It’s the worst thing and I always miss


her a lot,” said Hall. “When I do get to see her it’s awesome. She is the best cook and that’s probably what I miss the most. Everyone I know that’s ever in Michigan always wants to come over because she makes the best cheese- burgers.” In March, Hall announced that he


Hall throws an opponent during the Greco event in Fargo. John Sachs photo.


would pass on an invitation to train with USA Wrestling full-time at the Olympic Training Center and re-enroll at Apple Valley. Hall will now gear up for his fourth wrestling season at Apple Valley and attempt to move even closer to history. But he has even bigger goals for the


future. “I want to win the state tournament


again this year and then down the road I want to go to college and wrestle,” Hall said. “I want to be a multiple time NCAA champion, but the ultimate goal is to be an Olympic champion. “The 2020 Olympics would be ideal.”


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