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Tribune photo by Rand Middleton Ridgewater College sophomore Zane Petersen works over Trae Story of St. Cloud State in an 8-2 decision. The Warriors’ heavyweight won the weight class Saturday at the open tournament in Willmar.

College Wrestling: Peterson wins title at Ridgewater Open

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WILLMAR — Zane Petersen won at heavyweight and Matt Meyer placed runner-up at 149-pounds at the Ridgewater College Wrestling Open on Saturday.


Petersen, a sophomore from rural Lakeville, decisioned Trae Story of St. Cloud State 8-2, pinned Jerrad Nieland of North Dakota State in 59 seconds and majored Luke Belich of St. Cloud State 8-3.

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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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