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Wildcat senior Sebastian Larson acknowledges the River Falls fans after defeating Brian Gibb of St. Croix Central in the championship bout at 182 pounds at the Northern badger Wrestling Classic Saturday evening at the high school. Larson was one of four place winners for the Cats, who finished fourth in the 40-team tournament. (River Falls Journal photos by Bob Burrows)

Larson Northern Badger champ

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When you host an elite tournament like the Northern Badger Wrestling Classic, there is always a little added pressure on the home team to do well. The Wildcat wrestling team responded to that challenge over the weekend Dec. 27-28 with a fourth place finish at the 40-team tournament.


Senior Sebastian Larson took the individual title at 182 pounds and four Cats reached the semifinals as River Falls finished with a team score of 207.

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Bob Burrows
Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.
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