Legred dominates first day, continues to state semifinals
Published 7:14 pm Friday, March 2, 2018
ST. PAUL — United South Central junior Blake Legred started his journey to achieve school history Friday at the Minnesota state tournament.
Legred, the No. 2 seed in the 126-pound Class A bracket, cruised through his first-round match to beat Ben Salo of New York Mills by major decision, 12-0. He would assert his dominance once again in his quarterfinal matchup.
Legred dominated his opponent, Carter Sorenson of Fosston/Bagley, with a 15-0 technical fall in the third period. Through two matches, Legred has yet to give up a single point to his opponents.
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He will wrestle again Saturday morning in the semifinals. His opponent will be Dereck Ellingson (31-5) of Tracy-Milroy-Balaton.
Should Legred win a second state title, he’ll be the first wrestler in USC history to win multiple state championships.
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