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Zumbrota-Mazeppa's Jordan Arndt falls to the mat with Paynesville's Dominick Platow during their 285-pound match of the Class A team quarterfinal dual Thursday in St. Paul. Arndt won the match 5-3 in triple overtime to secure his team's 30-27 victory. Photo by Michael Vosburg, Fargo Forum

Paynesville upset bid thwarted


ST. PAUL -- After pulling off an upset in the Section 5A championship, Paynesville nearly pulled off another one in the Class A state wrestling quarterfinals Thursday at Xcel Energy Center. But it took Zumbrota-Mazeppa a three-overtime decision at heavyweight to repel the Bulldogs 30-27 and advance into today's semifinals.

The Bulldogs (20-8) were un-seeded in the tournament, while being pitted against No. 3-seeded Zumbrota-Mazeppa (27-6).

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