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Shane Novak, right, finished runner-up at 112 pounds at the Class A state individual wrestling tournament in St. Paul.

Braaten escapes with Novak's title


St. Paul -- Sophomore Shane Novak came one point from a Class A state individual championship, but Jacob Braaten of Minnewaska Area escaped, quite literally, with Novak's title.

Novak scored a takedown 23 seconds into the match to gain an early 2-0 lead and would allow Braaten an escape for one point.

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Robert Williams
Robert has been the Sports Editor for the Focus since 2010 covering multiple state and national championship teams and is a mainstay at state tournaments each season covering the successful, athletic programs of Perham and New York Mills High Schools.
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