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Hudson wrestlers eliminated from state team tournament by Lincoln

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MADISON - The Hudson High School wrestling team actually had a lead against No. 1 ranked Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln. But the lead was short as Rapids came back to win 62-10 in the WIAA State Team Wrestling Tournament Saturday morning at the UW Fieldhouse.


Hudson won the first two matches of the Division 1 semifinal as Nick Nelson pinned Eddie Van Valen in 5:51 at 112 and Gordon Johnson major decisioned Joshua Minch 18-5. The Raiders had a 10-0 lead.

Rapids won the next 12 matches in a row. Hudson's lead lasted until 130 when Rapids' Keegan Einerson won pinfall. Lincoln, 26-1 overall, recorded six pins and two technical falls. The closest losses for Hudson were tanner Owens falling 6-3 at 140 to Rylan Lubeck and Nick Larson falling in double overtime 3-2 to Garrett Schilling.

Hudson's overall record for the 2010-11 season was 12-5 overall.

Sean Scallon
Sean Scallon has been a reporter and Sports Editor at the Pierce County Herald newspaper in Ellsworth since 1998. He holds a bachelors degree in communication arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He's also worked at newspapers in Glenwood City, Wisconsin; Marion, Illinois and Shawano, Wisconsin. Sean also works as a sports reporter for other newspapers and websites in RiverTown Multimedia from River Falls to Hudson to New Richmond and Red Wing.
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