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Lake City's Will Balow, shown celebrating after winning his state semifinals match last March, committed to wrestle at the University of Minnesota on Friday. Balow won the Class 1A 184-pound state championship last spring. (RE file photo)

Wrestling: Balow commits to Golden Gophers

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Even though a knee injury derailed his senior football and wrestling seasons, Lake City’s Will Balow is going to live a dream: wrestling for the University of Minnesota.


On Friday, Balow gave a verbal commitment to Minnesota and will join the Golden Gophers’ wrestling team in 2014, picking his home state over Big Ten rival Wisconsin.

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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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