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Dominick Platow's arm is raised in victory as 2011 champion Alex Yeager of Badger/Greenbush-Middle River exits after the Paynesville heavyweight scores a third-period pin in Saturday evening's Class A title match at the Xcel Center. Tribune photo by Rand Middleton.

Prep Wrestling: Bulldogs' Platow wins state


One west central Minnesota wrestler brought home a state championship Saturday at the Minnesota State Wrestling Tournament.

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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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