ST. PAUL - Nic Harrison is making up for last year's disappointment at state as he advanced to the Class 2A semifinals with a win Thursday.
The Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus senior earned a 6-2 decision over sixth-ranked Sam Fischenich to advance in the championship bracket.
Highlight: Harrison moves to semis
Next: Individual semifinals and consolation quarterfinals 6 p.m.; consolation semifinals 8:30 p.m.
Harrison, Class 2A's third-ranked 135 pounder, will face Tossaporn Supart of North Branch Friday. Supart is ranked second and owns a 36-3 record. Harrison improved to 35-1.
Little Falls Cody Bue lost his quest for a state title as did teammate Charlie Wilczek.
Bue, Class 2A's top-ranked 160-pounder, lost a 9-2 decision over Jordan Campa of St. Michael-Albertville. Bue rebounded with a win in wrestlebacks.
Wilczek fell to South St. Paul's Joey Munos, but won his wrestleback mach.
Area Class 2A individuals
112: Joey Munos (South St. Paul) pinned Charlie Wilczek (Little Falls) 5:17
135: Nic Harrison (Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus) dec. Sam Fischenich (Windom Area/Mountain Lake/Butterfield) 6-2
160: Jordan Campa (St. Michael-Albertville) dec. Cody Bue (Little Falls) 9-2
112: Charlie Wilczek (LF) pinned Dylan Croatt (Dawson-Boyd/Lac Qui Parle Valley) :40
130: Greg Naschansky (Plainview/Elgin-Millville) dec. Zach Humphrey (Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus) 4-0
160: Cody Bue (LF) dec. Jake Hoffner (Simley) 7-0
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