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Justin Cumberbatch celebrates with the Alexandria crowd moments after winning the Class AAA 195 pound championship in a 6-1 victory over Gable Steveson of Apple Valley. (Blaze Fugina/Echo Press)

Cumberbatch wraps up state title at 195

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Justin Cumberbatch became Alexandria’s first state wrestling champion since 2002 on Saturday, finishing off his tournament run with a 6-1 victory over Gable Steveson of Apple Valley in the Class AAA 195 pound title match.

After taking second place at 220 pounds in 2013, Cumberbatch had one goal in mind this year: to finish on top of the podium.

“It feels great,” Cumberbatch said. “I put a lot of hard work and time into this season, and that was my one goal."

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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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