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Zumbrota-Mazeppa's Joey Majerus tries to spin around Pelican Rapids' Danny Franco during the first round of the Class 1A state wrestling tournament Friday at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. Majerus beat Franco by technical fall, 15-0.

State Wrestling: Z-M's Majerus still in the hunt, two left in wrestlebacks

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ST. PAUL – Five area wrestlers made the trip to the Xcel Energy Center Friday for the opening rounds of the Minnesota State High School League state wrestling tournament.


But by 2:30 p.m., just one was still in the hunt for a state championship.

Zumbrota-Mazeppa junior Joey Majerus won twice in the 113-pound bracket, shutting out Danny Franco of Pelican Rapids, 15-0, in the first round before pinning Royalton/Upsala’s Michael Petron in 30 seconds in the quarterfinal.

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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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