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Nick Larson scores his lone point of his semifinal match against Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln's Zak Benitz by escaping his grasp.

Larson loses in semifinals

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MADISON - There's reason why Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln's wrestling program is one of the best around, not just in Wisconsin but in the nation as well.

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It's because they produce good individual wrestlers like Zak Benitz, who handed Hudson's Nick Larson a 3-1 semifinal loss at 152 pounds in the WIAA State Individual Wrestling Tournament Friday evening at the Kohl Center.

Benitz scored a takedown in the first period but Larson scored and escape in the second and trailed just 2-1 heading into the third period. Benitz scored an escape to start the period. Larson tried as hard as he could to get a takedown for the tie but was unable to.

Larson will compete in the placeing matches Saturday where he could finish anywhere from third to sixth.

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