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Tribune photo by Rand Middleton Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City senior Larry Bomstad, nearing a pin of Pierz sophomore Kolton Eischens (36-10) in the Class A championship match at 145 pounds Saturday at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, ended his prep career on a 94-match winning streak that includes back-to-back state championships.

Prep wrestling: Bomstad, Peterson, Damm state champs


ST. PAUL — Together in the wrestling room since fifth grade, the Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City seniors finished with a flurry at the 2014 Minnesota State Tournament on Saturday at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.

The Falcons took the runner-up trophy on Thursday to go with the consolation trophy in 2013. On Saturday, the glorious run was topped off with three first-place finishes in the individual tournament plus a bronze.

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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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