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Press Photo by Dustin Monke Dickinson State junior Brad Steele, left, wrestles against teammate Nestor Ruelas in the 149-pound championship match of the Blue Hawk Classic wrestling tournament Jan. 14. The Beach native is 33-8 with 19 pins this season.

Opponents are falling into Steele's trap: Beach native Brad Steele is approaching Blue Hawks' single-season pins record

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Brad Steele was about as a raw as a college freshman could get.

Sure, he was a high school state champion. But his practices were always much different than his peers.

His senior year at Beach High School, Steele won the 2008 North Dakota Class B state championship at 125 pounds.

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Dustin Monke
Monke came to The Dickinson Press in July 2006 as the newspaper's sports editor and was hired as its managing editor in March 2013. During his tenure at The Press, Monke has won multiple awards for sports reporting, feature reporting, column writing, page design and photography. He has been a key member of The Press winning the North Dakota Newspaper Association's General Excellence and Sweepstakes awards in 2009 and 2012, as well as the Press' Sweepstakes win in 2013. As the newspaper's editor, he writes a Sunday column, contributes feature stories, designs pages and oversees the day-to-day operations of the newsroom and editorial staff.
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