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London Olympics 2012: Minnesota's Chas Betts Eliminated In Greco-Roman Wrestling

Minnesota hasn't had many of its athletes perform well at the 2012 London Olympics, mostly riding on Susie Scanlan's performance to help the women's team epee to a bronze medal for the United States. One of its athletes, Chas Betts, who was a graduate from the St. Michael-Albertville High School, was eliminated on Monday from the Greco-Roman wrestling Round of 16.

Betts lost to Cuba's Pablo Shorey Hernandez, and was officially eliminated form the 185-pound competition when Shorey Hernandez lost in the quarterfinals. The Pioneer Press had a quote from Betts in which he said the experience at the Olympics was "amazing and kind of unreal," and followed up by saying he took a lot from this experience, even if he didn't take a medal.

Betts was the U.S. representative in the Greco-Roman 84kg by winning the 2012 Olympic Team Trials with a win over Jordan Holm on April 22. Four years prior, Betts came in fourth at those same trials.

Be sure to stay locked right here with this StoryStream for more coverage of Minnesota athletes at the Summer Games. Also head over to SB Nation's Olympic hub for more coverage from London.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.