Sparta’s Derek McDonald fell behind early and lost to River Falls’ Logan Cudd 12-9. McDonald had Cudd on his back as the match ended. Now, McDonald needs Cudd to win his next match in order to earn a second match. Cudd will wrestle Carl DeLuca of Wisconsin Rapids later this evening so McDonald’s fate will be known by the end of the night.
215-pounder Trevor Hutson won his opening round match in dominating fashion by beating up on Slinger’s Joel Yogerst 8-1. Hutson now advances to wrestle Wisconsin Rapids’ Vance Grube (40-4) in the state quarterfinal match later this evening. If Hutson wins, he won’t wrestle again until tomorrow night’s semifinals, which start at 7pm. Should he fall, Hutson would wrestle tomorrow in the consolation bracket starting at 10am. Either way, Hutson’s first round victory guarantees him two more matches.
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