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Section 8-2A wrestling: Four from Road Crew, two Cardinals in finals

FERGUS FALLS — Four wrestlers from the Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus Road Crew and two from Staples-Motley remain in contention following the opening day of the Section 8-2A individual tournament Friday.

Road Crew’s Anthony Phillipson went 2-0 to advance to Saturday’s finals along with Drey Loge at 145, Justin Mackenthun at 182 and Jared Adkins at 285.

S-M’s Blake Miller advanced by going 3-0 and Jordan Heldman is in the semifinals following a first-round bye and a pin in the quarterfinals.

Individual results

106: Anthony Phillipson (PLPRB) 2-0 finals; Eric Lisson (SM) 2-1 wrestlebacks

113: Spencer Richards (PLPRB) 1-1 wrestle backs; Alex Erpelding (SM) 2-1 wrestlebacks

120: Nate Adkins (PLPRB) 2-1 wrestle backs; Jacob Swendsrud (SM) 1-1 wrestlebacks

126: Lucas McCoy (PLPRB) 0-2; Blake Miller (SM) 3-0 finals

132: Nick Gravdahl (PLPRB) 2-1 wrestlebacks

138: Jace Loge (PLPRB) 1-1 wrestlebacks; Josh Becker (SM) 1-2

145: Drey Loge (PLPRB) 2-0 semifinals; Tyler Progreba (SM) 2-1 wrestlebacks

152: Osmund Miller (PLPRB) 2-1 wrestle backs; Austin Bendson (SM) 0-2

160: Joe Harrison (PLPRB) 0-2

170: Dillon Nichols (PLPRB) 0-2; Jordan Heldman (SM) 1-0 semifinals

182: Justin Mackenthun (PLPRB) 2-0 semifinals; Drew Peterson (SM) 0-2

195: Cadel Roeder (PLPRB) 0-1 wrestlebacks

220: Kurt Kent (PLPRB) 0-1 wrestlebacks

285: Jared Adkins (PLPRB) 2-0 semifinals

Next: Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus, Staples-Motley in Section 8-2A finals at Fergus Falls Saturday.

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