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Willmar faces Titan of prep wrestling, again


Does Willmar have a chance against the Eagles of Apple Valley? Realistically, what team in Minnesota, or the USA, can pick the Eagles' feathers?

But, the Cardinals do have the opportunity to compete hard, wrestle smart and takes that fire into the second round.

Squaring off with the Eagles (61-2 the past two seasons) is like running in a big-time marathon; you're not going to beat the Kenyans but you still can run your best race.

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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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