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FERGUS FALLS — The Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus Road Crew will have four wrestlers competing for first place and the Staples-Motley Cardinals three following the opening round of the Section 8-2A individual tournament Friday.

Wrestlebacks and first-place matches will begin 10 a.m. Saturday.

Advancing to the championship match for the Road Crew are Anthony Philipson, Drey Loge, Darian Rubner and Peter Harrison.

Representing the Cardinals in the title match are Blake Miller, Blake Petrich and David DeYonge. Petrich is undefeated this season with a 41-0 record.

Eight Road Crew wrestlers and four Cardinals are still alive in the wrestlebacks.

PL/PR-B results

106: Anthony Philipson 2-0

113: Triston Rubner 2-1 (wrestlebacks)

120: Joe Harrison 2-1 (wrestlebacks)

126: Nick Gravdahl 1-1 (wrestlebacks)

132: Jace Loge 1-1 (wrestlebacks)

138: Drey Loge 2-0

145: Derek Sonenstahl 2-1 (wrestlebacks)

152: Darian Rubner 2-0

160: Peter Harrison 2-0

170: Justin Mackenthun 1-1 (wrestlebacks)

182: Grant Moe 0-1 (wrestlebacks)

195: Jared Adkins 0-1 (wrestlebacks)

220: open

285: Kurt Kent 0-2

Staples-Motley results

106: Alex Erpelding 0-2

113: Brady Becker 0-2

120: Blake Miller 2-0

126: Jake Swendsrud 0-2

132: Josh Becker 1-1 (wrestlebacks)

138: Tyler Progreba 1-1 (wrestlebacks)

145: Austin Bendson 0-2

152: Devin Brown 0-2

160: Jordan Heldman 1-1 (wrestlebacks)

182: Blake Petrich 2-0

195: Cody Drone 1-1 (wrestlebacks)

285: David DeYonge 3-0

Next: PL/PR-B, Staples-Motley in Section 8-2A individual finals 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at Fergus Falls.

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