22 area matmen win on first day at state
ST. PAUL -- Twenty two of the Tribune area's 41 wrestlers opened the state individual wrestling tournament with a win on Wednesday at Xcel Energy Center.
Two of three defending state champions from the area were victorious in the first round; Ryan Thompson of Benson at 152 pounds and Joel Bauman of Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg at 189 pounds, both in Class A. However, Ryan Swenson of Dawson-Boyd/Lac qui Parle Valley was pinned in his opening match at 135 pounds in Class AA.
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