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New London-Spicer junior Shawn Hatlestad, top, gets a late takedown in the 140-pound Class AA third-place match to defeat Ryan Arne of Orono 11-8. (Tribune photo by Rand Middleton)

Two from NLS among six from area earning third-place medals at state


ST. PAUL -- Aside from having four state champions, the area also boasts six third-place finishers at the state individual wrestling tournament Saturday at Xcel Energy Center.

In all, 15 matmen will come home with a medal out of the 41 that qualified for the state individual tournament.

New London-Spicer had a pair of wrestlers finish third in Class AA in Shawn Hatlestad at 140 pounds and John Nething at 160.

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