Milton brothers named wrestling state champions

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MILTON, Ga. — Milton brothers Jack and Luke Nickel have won the state wrestling title.

Jack and Luke achieved Georgia Youth State Wresting Champion status at the Georgia Dome on March 1.

Jack (10U, 120 pounds) finished the season with a 22-1 record. His brother, Luke (6U, 70 pounds), also finished the season with a 22-1 record with 17 of the wins by pin or technical fall.

Jack began wrestling at the age of 7.

“Hard work pays off, and writing down your goals and making them happen is awesome,” Jack said.

Luke began wrestling at the age of 4.

“Work hard for your goals and always give your best effort,” Luke said.

Both brothers say their practices are the hardest part of wrestling. They train with coach Charlie Morris at the Morris Fitness Wrestling Club in Alpharetta.

MH 04-2-14