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Cardinals wrestlers get seed #5 for the Class AAA state wrestling tournament


WILLMAR - The Willmar Cardinals received the No. 5 seed for the Class AAA state wrestling tournament and will meet No. 4 Hastings in the first round at 9 a.m. Feb. 27 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.

The Willmar-Hastings winner would almost certainly face No. 1 seed Apple Valley.

The Cardinals are in the team tournament for a third straight year but the first time seeded. All three rounds in A, AA and AAA will be completed in one day.

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Rand Middleton

Covers Willmar and area high schools and Ridgewater College, plus amateur baseball, stock car racing and fitness events in summer. Writes weekly column since 1980. Began working in radio and at weekly newspaper in Munising, Michigan, in 1972. Started parttime at West Central Daily Tribune Sept. 1974. Fulltime beginning Feb. 1979. Married to Tribune news clerk Donna (Miller) Middleton, formerly of Kerkhoven. 2 grown children. 

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