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Ridgewater’s Klinton Van Heuveln works over Sam Brown of Jamestown (N.D.) College on the way to an 11-3 major decision at 149 pounds on Friday in Willmar. The former KMS wrestler went 3-0 on the day. (Tribune photo by Rand Middleton)

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WILLMAR — Klinton Van Heuveln has had his share of victories as a high-school and college wrestler but none against former Minneota Vikings wrestler Beau Buysse.


Since his eight-grade year at Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg, Van Heuveln had  wrestled Buysse annually.

“I’d say at least twice a year and he always beat me,” said the Ridgewater College sophomore Friday evening.

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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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