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KMS’s Carlson, ACGC’s Whitcomb take bronze

KMS junior Zach Carlson on the way to winning the third-place medal at 160 pounds Class A.

ST. PAUL – Zach Carlson of the KMS Fighting Saints and Maverick Whitcomb of the ACGC Falcons each won third-place matches Saturday evening on the second day of the Class A Individual Wrestling Tournament at the Xcel Energy Center.

Carlson (46-1), a junior who sustained his only loss of the season in the semifinals, decisioned Luke Norland (45-5) of Jackson County Central 11-4.

Whitcomb (46-4), a senior who lost a 3-1 match in the quarters then shredded three straight foes to reach the third-place match, shut out Tim Krueger of River Valley, Springfield, 14-0.

In other medal matches, Colten Specht of Quad County (RCW, MACCRAY, YME), placed sixth at 120-pounds AA to earn the second-year tri-pair’s first State medal. Logan Knoshal, at 138 AA , of United and Devin Meagher of Paynesville at 152 A also placed sixth as did United heavyweight Jake Lehman, losing 4-2 in the fourth  overtime period. United is a composition of Dawson-Boyd, Lac qui Parle Valley and Montevideo.

Rand Middleton
Tribune photographer/videographer. Began working in radio and at weekly newspaper in Munising, Michigan, in 1972. Started parttime at West Central Daily Tribune Sept. 1974. Fulltime news/sports beginning Feb. 1979. Married to Tribune news clerk Donna (Miller) Middleton, formerly of Kerkhoven. 2 grown children. 
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