Katerina Lange of Sherburn, Minnesota, was a Minnesota state girls champion for Martin County West High School in 2021.
The top-ranked 144-pound wrestler in the National Girls High School Rankings and ranked 10th in the National Girls High School Pound-For-Pound Rankings, she will continue her wrestling career at Augsburg University.
The daughter of Kevin and Lisa Lange, she was Ms. Minnesota – Wrestling in 2021. Competing on a boys high school team, Lange had a 4-0 varsity record and a 48-4 junior varsity record against boys.
She finished second at the 2021 UWW Junior World Team Trials and will represent the United States at the Junior Pan Am Championships in Mexico this summer. Lange finished fifth at the 2021 UWW U23 World Team Trials and finished second at the UWW Junior Freestyle Nationals in 2020.
She also lettered two years in cross country, two years in basketball, four years in track and field and six years in band while also being a member of 4-H and FFA.
Lange has extensive volunteer work, including four years with Sherburn Civic and Commerce, six years with Yellow Ribbon Suicide and Prevention and five years with Temperance Lake Ridge Assisted Living. She was a class officer all four years of high school, including class president as a senior, while also being the class valedictorian and giving the commencement address.
Tricia Saunders High School Excellence Award
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