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Chas Betts maintains Minnesotan streak at Olympics

Chas Betts, of St. Michael, Minn., will take the mat at the 2012 Olympics on Tuesday. Betts maintains a streak of the Greco-Roman wrestling Olympic squad having at least one Minnesotan going back to the 1968 Summer Games.
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Chas Betts, of St. Michael, Minn., will take the mat at the 2012 Olympics on Tuesday. As a Greco-Roman wrestler for the U.S., the 185-pound Betts maintains a streak of the Greco-Roman wrestling Olympic squad having at least one Minnesotan going back to the 1968 Summer Games, the Examiner notes.

Here's an NBC slideshow of Betts. You can watch video of Betts beating Jordan Holm to win his spot on the Olympic squad.

WCCO talks to the Betts family:

Here Betts talks with reporters earlier this year after winning his Olympic spot:

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