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12 wrestlers advance in first round of state

ST. PAUL -- A total of 12 area wrestlers advanced to the second round after the first session of the individual state wrestling tournament at the Xcel Energy Center.

ST. PAUL -- A total of 12 area wrestlers advanced to the second round after the first session of the individual state wrestling tournament at the Xcel Energy Center.

In Class A, Jackson County Central advanced a quartet of wrestlers into tonight's quarterfinals.

Bronson Steuber won 7-0 at 135 to advance, while teammate Darick Vancura won 7-1 at 145.

Cooper Moore (160) made quick work of his opponent, claiming a 17-2 technical fall.

A pair of area wrestlers advanced at 215.

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JCC's Jordan Phibbs earned a fall in 1:28, while Pipestone Area's Jon Gorter earned a fall in 3:44.

They will meet in the next round.

In Class AA, Worthington's Anthony Luft won 11-2 in the first round at 103.

Windom/Moutain Lake/Butterfield-Odin's Drake Borsgard won 16-2 at 130, while Adrian's Nate Lynn held on for a 1-0 victory in the same weight.

Tracy-Milroy-Balaton/Westbrook-Walnut Grove's Zach Campbell won 5-3 at 135, while Adrian's Brock Bullerman advanced at 140 with a 9-5 victory.

Cobra Jared Peterson won 3-2 at 171, while T-M-B/W-WG's Tim Wakefield earned a victory at 215.

The quarterfinals begin at 5 p.m. tonight.

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