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Photo by Dean Humphrey

Zak Slotten scores on a single-leg takedown in his 184-pound match Friday night against Shane Rodenburg of Chadron State. Slotten, one of six CMU seniors honored before the dual, won 10-2.

Unfinished business

All-American quest driving Mesa's Slotten

Zak Slotten took an unconventional road to his final wrestling match at Brownson Arena.
One of six Colorado Mesa seniors honored Friday night for Senior Night, Slotten took about two years off from school before returning to Grand Junction, driven as much by the desire to wrestle as his desire to get a degree from Mesa.
He could have gone back to his home state of Idaho to finish his studies, but he had unfinished business on the mat to complete.
“That was the part that really brought me back,” Slotten said of wrestling.
Slotten looked strong as he triumphed 10-2 for a major decision at 184 pounds, helping the Mavericks, who are ranked 11th in NCAA Division II, dominate Chadron State 30-10 in an RMAC dual that concluded Mesa’s regular season.


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