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.

United South Central’s Blake Legred wrestles at 126 pounds during the first round of the state individual wrestling tournament Friday at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. – Colleen Harrison/Albert Lea Tribune

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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