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Ervasti wins second section crown

by Coach Michael Arvidson

Year two of Minnesota State High School League MSHSL Girls Wrestling and our Lady Raider was looking for a return trip to the Xcel Energy Center after earning State Runner-Up honors a year ago.

Abby Ervasti came into the section tournament as the top seed and earned a bye to the semifinals. In the Semifinals, she made quick work of her opponent with a 32-second fall to advance to the Championship.

The Championship match would be a little tougher as her opponent was also a returning medalist from last year. Abby scored the first takedown and gave up a reversal in the opening period.

Abby went neutral in period two and was able to take her down again and grind on top. A controversial two-point near fall went in Abby’s favor and the opposing coach went out the door as it was 6-2 going to the third. . .


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