9th-graders to compete at state

Published 10:21 am Friday, February 1, 2013

Four Albert Lea wrestlers who participated in the ninth-grade individual sectional wrestling tournament on Jan. 21 in Owatonna will now advance to the state tournament.

From left are Dedoch Chan, an eighth-grader who placed first at 160 pounds, Parker Mullenbach, a ninth-grader who placed second at 126 pounds, Blake Simon, an eighth-grader who placed second at 113 pounds, and Gavin Ignaszewski, a seventh-grader who placed second at 106 pounds. --Submitted

Dedoch Chan, an eighth-grader, placed first at 160 pounds; Parker Mullenbach, a ninth-grader, placed second at 126 pounds; Blake Simon, an eighth-grader, placed second at 113 pounds; and Gavin Ignaszewski, a seventh-grader, placed second at 106 pounds.

The tournament consisted of 12 teams and those who placed in the top two of their weight class qualified for the state tournament.

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The state tournament for individual ninth-graders will be Saturday at Champlin Park High School.