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ACGC’s Maverick Whitcomb hangs on to Austin Rothers of KMS in the 182-pound match of the Class A consolation final Thursday in St. Paul. Whitcomb decisioned Rothers 5-1.
ACGC’s Maverick Whitcomb hangs on to Austin Rothers of KMS in the 182-pound match of the Class A consolation final Thursday in St. Paul. Whitcomb decisioned Rothers 5-1.

Prep wrestling: Falcons finish with a flourish

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ST. PAUL — Feelings were mixed for the Falcons after winning the Class A Consolation title at the state tournament.

“I think we could have done better,” said junior Maverick Whitcomb who started a late run of four straight victories that allowed Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City to overtake Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 28-21. “We knew we didn’t wrestle our best match against Sibley East.  We probably could have been in the champion semifinals. But there’s always next year.”

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But the Falcons regrouped and beat Barnesville (23-2) and then the Saints (17-4), though the match was much closer than when the teams met four weeks ago.

KMS got off to a strong start. Cody Peters’ decision at 132 put the Saints up 12-3. ACGC quickly answered with a major by Logan Peterson but the Saints were game and would lead 21-16 after wins by Zach Carlson and Jordon Rothers

That brought up the third of the Whitcomb cousins occupying the middleweights. In a tough match, Maverick scored late points to edge Austin Rothers 5-1.

ACGC’s Jacob Peterson, Lucas Damm and Jordan Fester each followed by winning a decision.

ACGC, under head coach Mike Amsden, capped an outstanding season with a sparkling 24-2 record and hardware for the hallway in Grove City.

Ten Falcons and 8 Fighting Saints are right back in action today at the two-day individual meet.

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