NB wrestlers stymied in section quarters

The season ended for the No. 3 section south seeded North Branch wrestling team last week when the boys lost 27-25 to No. 2 seed Milaca/Faith Christian in the Section 7AA Team Championship quarterfinals at North Branch Area High School.

The Vikings defeated No. 6 south seed Rush City/Braham 62-18 in the preliminaries.

Milaca/Faith Christian went on to defeat Grand Rapids, but fell to Chisago Lakes Area in the championship round.

On Feb. 8 North Branch went on the road and lost 48-30 to the No. 9 state-ranked Totino-Grace Eagles. It was the Vikings’ third conference loss.

Coming up, the boys will compete in the Section 7AA Individual Wrestling Championships at Hibbing High School at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22 and 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23.

The top two individuals in each weight class will advance to the State Individual Championships to be held at Xcel Energy Center Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2. Check for section updates on Scoreboard Plus at
www.ecmpostreview.com.

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