PREP WRESTLING: Area teams earn section seedings

MARSHALL – Tournament pairings were recently announced for the upcoming Section 3A and Section 3AA team tournaments in wrestling.

Opening round matches will take place Tuesday, followed by the section quarterfinals and semifinals on Thursday, with section championship duals to played March 13.

In Section 3AA, the only dual Tuesday will be in the north subsection between No. 4 MAHACA and No. 5 Redwood Valley. The winner will travel to New London on Thursday to face top-seeded New London-Spicer.

The Marshall Tigers earned the No. 2 seed in Section 3AA North. On Thursday, they will face No. 3 United on a neutral mat in New London.

The host for Section 3AA South is top seed Fairmont/Martin County West. They will host No. 4 Luverne on Thursday, while No. 2 Worthington and No. 3 New Ulm Area will also battle in Fairmont.

The subsection champions will meet in the Section 3AA Championship on March 13 in St. Peter.

Section 3A

There will be 11 teams battling for a championship in Section 3A. Jackson County Central, Minneota, Canby and Tracy-Milroy-Balaton/Westbrook-Walnut Grove all will have opening round byes on Tuesday as the top four teams in Section 3A.

No. 1 JCC will begin play on Thursday against the winner of Tuesday’s dual between No. 8 Wabasso an No. 9 Red Rock Central.

Also playing the quarterfinal round in Jackson is No. 4 TMB/WWG, who will face the winner of No. 5 Pipestone Area and No. 12 St. James Area.

No. 2 Minneota will host its quarterfinal round dual against the winner of No. 7 Adrian and No. 10 Fulda/Murray County Central. Also in Minneota will be No. 3 Canby against the winner of No. 6 Windom/Mountain Lake and No. 11 Springfield.

The Section 3A Championship will be held on March 13 in St. James.


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