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Cannon Falls' Clay Broze is turned to face the crowd after winning his second 220-pound Class AA state championship Saturday at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. Broze pinned Benilde-St. Margaret's Christian DuLaney, right, 4 minutes, 48 seconds into their title match. (Republican Eagle photo by Kyle Stevens)

State Wrestling: Broze locks up second title

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ST. PAUL – Clay Broze and the headlock are as inseparable as the opponents and the part of the mat that their shoulders inevitably end up being pressed to.


But it wasn’t always that way, even as the move led to two individual state wrestling titles.

“Last year, everyone was saying, ‘He throws the headlocks, that all he throws,’” Broze said. “I didn’t really like (that people said that). But I’ve grown into it. Now I just have to use it and live with it. And I love it.”

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Kyle Stevens
Kyle Stevens is a sports reporter for the Red Wing Republican Eagle. Previously, Kyle worked at the Owatonna People’s Press, as well as KWLM and KLFN in Willmar. You can contact Kyle by phone at (651) 301-7879, via e-mail at, and follow him on Twitter @RE_KStevens.
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