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Brendon Coyer wrestles against quarterfinals opponent Wyatt Becker of Badger/GB-MR. He won the match 5-4 and is moving on to the state Class A semifinals. (Blaze Fugina/Osakis Review)

Brendon Coyer advances to state semifinals

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Brendon Coyer battled his way to the semifinals of the state wrestling tournament Friday evening with a 5-4 victory over Wyatt Becker of Badger/GB-MN.


Brendon Coyer found himself trailing by a point late in the match, but he benefited from a stalling call and picked up an escape with less than 30 seconds left for the victory.

After the match, Brendon Coyer said he wants a shot at the individual 120 pound title.

“I’m going to go for the championship,” he said.

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Blaze Fugina
Blaze Fugina is a sports reporter at the Echo Press. Before working in Alexandria, he graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in May of 2011. He previously worked as the community editor of the Mound Laker for more than a year. You can follow Blaze on Twitter at @BlazeFugina.
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