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Legred advances to the semis

ST. PAUL — Two United South Central wrestlers — Blake Legred and Gavin Sonnek — qualified for the state tournament and competed in Class A action Friday at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.

The sophomore Legred (34-3) had very little trouble in his opening match. He jumped all over New York Mills’ Carter Haman (23-16) in the first round to win by major decision 8-0 at 106 pounds. In his quarterfinal match against, Legred had no trouble with Trevor Janssen of Blackduck. Legred jumped all over Janssen early and never let up, going on to win by technical fall (16-0) to move into the semifinals.

Sonnek (26-10) found his match much more difficult against Aitkin’s Silas Berg (27-12) at 126 pounds. Sonnek fell behind early and wasn’t able to recover, losing 9-3.

Sonnek’s tournament came to an end when his first opponent, Berg, fell in his second match.

United South Central’s Gavin Sonnek tries to fend off Aitken’s Silas Berg in their opening round match. – Jarrod Peterson/Albert Lea Tribune