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Area Male Athlete: Aitkin's Novak aggressively patient


Jerod Novak’s biggest battle this season has been with himself.

Or his understanding of when to be aggressive and when to be patient.

The Aitkin Gobblers’ 152-pounder has been aggressively picking up wins this season like he did Jan. 4 at the Mora Invite.

Novak pinned Albany’s Mitchell Kotschevar, decisioned Annandale/Maple Lake’s Hunter Hicks and then scored a 12-3 decision over Owen Hemze of Waconia to win the individual title and improve his season mark to 11-2.

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Jermey Millsop
My career at the Brainerd Dispatch began May 11, 1999 after graduating from North Dakota State University. My areas of emphasis includes local high school sports, Central Lakes College, the lakes area golf mecca and once a year I dabble in the NHRA when the Lucas Oil Nationals come to Brainerd International Raceway.
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