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Zumbrota-Mazeppa's Mitchell Watkins (right) positions himself for a takedown on Kasson-Mantorville's Logan Adank during their 138-pound match Thursday at Mazeppa Middle School. Watkins won by pinfall at 3 minutes, 40 seconds.

Wrestling: Cougars crushed by Kasson-Mantorville

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MAZEPPA -- In 3 1/2 years on the Zumbrota-Mazeppa wrestling team, senior Mitchell Watkins had never missed a single practice.

Then came Monday.

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"I've never had influenza my whole life," Watkins said. "Then Monday came and I never felt anything like it before. I went to the doctor and I had Influenza Type B. I was worried about it and I took two days off. ... Every day, worse than the sickness, was thinking about the practice I was missing."

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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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