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Rafael Hipolito, third from left, stands on the podium following his fourth-place finish at the Fargo Junior Nationals.

Independence High School rising senior Rafael Hipolito placed fourth in his weight class at the 2022 USA Wrestling Junior Men Freestyle National Championships, contested July 19-22 in Fargo, North Dakota.

Rafael Hipolito Fargo JR Nationals

Rafael Hipolito wrestled his way through a field of more than 200 competitors to reach the semifinals in the 160-pound class at the 2022 USA Wrestling Junior Men Freestyle National Championships.

Competing in the 160-pound division that included more than 200 wrestlers from across the nation, Hipolito defeated multiple state champions on the way to reaching the semifinals.

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