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State 2A wrestling seeds announced

Josh Werner goes for the pin against the Prowlers' Dre Malone at Saturday's Section 8AA team tournament. Photo by Patrick Glynn/Special to the Focus1 / 2
Head Coach Robb Moser and Assistant Coach Phil Moenkedick will prepare the Yellowjackets for a rematch with top-seeded Kasson-Mandorville. Photo by Patrick Glynn/Special to the Focus2 / 2

The seeds and match-ups have been announced for the 2013 Class 2A State wrestling team tournament, which will take begin at 9 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 28, at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.

Four teams return from the 2012 state tournament: Kasson-Mandorville, Perham, Simley and Foley.

Kasson-Mandorville is the No. 1 seed and will wrestle Perham in the quarterfinals. The two teams met in the quarters last year with Kasson-Mandoville winning 43-10.

No. 2 Simley, the defending champions, faces Chisago Lakes.

No. 3 Foley will take on Totino Grace. Foley defeated Kasson-Mandorville last year for a third place finish.

The final quarterfinal pits No. 4 New Prague versus No. 5 Adrian.

Last season, Perham lost its second match in the consolation semis to Milaca/Faith Christian 32-26.

State team wrestling tickets will go on sale at 8 a.m. on Monday, Febr. 25 at the ALC Building located at 520 1st Ave. So. Tickets will be sold on Monday and Tuesday until 4 p.m.

Robert Williams

Sports Editor at the Detroit Lakes Tribune. Williams worked prior as the Sports Editor in Perham for the Focus, a Forum Communications newspaper, from 2010-14. 

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