Area wrestlers wrestle strong at state tournament

Mar. 6—ST. PAUL — West central Minnesota wrestlers competed strongly at the Minnesota State Wrestling Tournament Thursday through Saturday at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.

Benson Braves' senior Thomas Dineen won his third straight individual championship with a Class A 195-pound win. Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Jaguars' junior Maximus Hanson won his championship match at Class A 170-pounds. BOLD Warrior junior Austin Kiecker finished second in the Class A 152-pound bracket.

In girls wrestling, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg sophomore Adamaris Chable Rodriguez competed at the State Wrestling Tournament for the first time. The Fighting Saint finished sixth in the Class A girls 152-pound bracket.

On Thursday, the BBE Jaguars finisihed fourth in Class AA competition, the Willmar Cardinals captured fifth-place in Class AAA team competition and Montevideo/Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd United placed fifth in the Class AA team competition.

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