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Justin Cumberbatch (right) shares a laugh with his teammates during practice last Wednesday. Cumberbatch has high expectations for himself as he prepares to wrestle at 195 pounds this year after wrestling at 220 a year ago. (Eric Morken/Echo Press)

No settling for second best

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Alexandria’s Justin Cumberbatch has already experienced a second-place finish at the state wrestling tournament, and he wants nothing to do with another one.


“I’m definitely hungry this year,” the junior said. “I already have a goal that I’ve been thinking about ever since the last day of the state tournament. Going home, I knew my goal next year was to be a state champ. That’s what I’m going for, and I’m not going to accept anything less.”

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Eric Morken
Eric Morken is the sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press and Osakis Review newspapers in Douglas County, MN. Follow him on Twitter at echo_sports.
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