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Area goes 6-for-6 in finals; Steinhaus gets 3rd gold

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Area wrestlers went six for six in championship matches late Saturday afternoon at the Xcel Center in St. Paul during Minnesota state wrestling tournament.

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At 135 pounds, Ryan Swenson from Dawson-Boyd/Lac qui Parle Valley took the Class AA title and Jon Kerzman from Paynesville Area took the Class A title.

Ryan Thompson from Benson won the 145-pound Class A title.

The next three Class A titles were won by Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg wrestlers: Kevin Steinhaus at 160, Mitch Hagen at 171 and Joel Bauman at 189.

All six won decisions; it was the third state title for Steinhaus to go with a runner-up finish in eighth grade and a third-place finish as a freshman.

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