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Area to send 45 prep wrestlers to state individual tournament

sports Willmar,Minnesota 56201
West Central Tribune
Area to send 45 prep wrestlers to state individual tournament
Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

Led by Section 5A runner-up Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City with 9 entrants, the area will be sending 45 prep wrestlers to the state individual tournament that starts Friday, March 2 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.

Willmar, the Section 6AAA team champion, had 7 individuals qualify for the state tournament after the two-day qualifying tournament ended Saturday at Hopkins High School. The Cardinals wrestle state-power Apple Valley in their first-round match of the team tournament on Thursday.

Also sending 7 wrestlers is New London-Spicer, the Section 6AA runner-ups. The Class AA brackets will also feature 5 wrestlers from Dawson-Boyd/Lac qui Parle Valley and another 3 from Morris Area/Hancock/Chokio-Alberta.

The Class A field will have 4 wrestlers from Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg, 3 each from Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa and Benson, and one each from BOLD, Minnewaska, Paynesville and RCW/MACCRAY.

Brackets can be found on the Minnesota State High School League's website.