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Lake City's Will Balow raises his hand after clinching the Class 1A 182-pound championship in a 13-4 decision over BBE's Patrick Rooney Saturday at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.

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ST. PAUL - Lake City's Will Balow left no doubt in anyone's mind who the best 182-pounder in Class 1A was after Saturday.

After pinning top-ranked Collin Huckbody of Walker-Hackensack-Akeley/Nevis in 3 minutes, 12 seconds in the semifinals, Balow faced another daunting task in the championship match against Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa's Patrick Rooney.


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Joe Brown
Joe Brown is the sports editor for the Red Wing Republican Eagle. Previously, he worked at the Marshall Independent and the St. Cloud Times. For updates on local sports, follow Joe on Twitter at @RE_JBrown.
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