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College Wrestling: Two Ridgewater matmen still alive in wrestlebacks

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DES MOINES, Iowa -- The Ridgewater wrestling team won't have an individual NJCAA champion this season, but two wrestlers will achieve All-American status after the first day of the national tournament Friday.

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Chase Temple at 157 pounds and Travis Peralta at 174 will wrestle today in the consolation brackets, hoping for a third-place finish, at best. Each is guaranteed no less than eighth place in their respective weight classes, which gives them All-American honors. Jake Patnode at 133, Tyler Stemper at 149 and Ryan Krause at 165 made it to Friday's second session before being eliminated. Temple and Peralta would need to win three straight matches to earn third place.

The tournament ends today.

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