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Larson loses semifinal match at state meet, Wright to place

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MADISON - The last part of the Division 1, 182-pound semifinals at the WIAA State Wrestling Tournament Friday was a tough one to bare for River Falls's Sebastion Larson.

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After scoring a takedown to go ahead 3-1 in the third periond against unbeaten Sun Prairie wrestler Wes Schultz, Schultz, 47-0 overall, quickly executed a reversal and two-point nearfall to go ahead again 5-3.

Larson (44-3) desperately tried to get a reversal to tie the score but wound up getting put on his back for a pinfall at the buzzer.

Larson will wrestle in the placement matches tomorrow afternoon. He'll join teammate Darius Wright, who won twice during Friday's consolation round at 152 pounds. 

Wright (37-6) defeated Justin Kloehn (40-11) of Kaukauna 5-1 and followed that up with a 16-6 major decision over Matt May (16-8) of Pulaski.

Wright will face Big Rivers Conference rival Mason Stokke (42-4) of Menomonie in the consolation semifinals while Larson will take on Brady Hansen of Ft. Atkinson (41-5)

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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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