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Area goes 6-for-6 in finals; Steinhaus gets 3rd gold

Area wrestlers went six for six in championship matches late Saturday afternoon at the Xcel Center in St. Paul during Minnesota state wrestling tournament.

At 135 pounds, Ryan Swenson from Dawson-Boyd/Lac qui Parle Valley took the Class AA title and Jon Kerzman from Paynesville Area took the Class A title.

Ryan Thompson from Benson won the 145-pound Class A title.

The next three Class A titles were won by Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg wrestlers: Kevin Steinhaus at 160, Mitch Hagen at 171 and Joel Bauman at 189.

All six won decisions; it was the third state title for Steinhaus to go with a runner-up finish in eighth grade and a third-place finish as a freshman.