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Piepenburg fourth at state

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Cardinals Alexandria, 56308

Alexandria Minnesota 225 7th Ave E
P.O. Box 549
56308

Alexandria's 106 pound wrestler Trent Piepenburg finished fourth in the State Class AAA individual wrestling tournament at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul Saturday.

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Piepenburg lost his first match of the tournament on Friday, sending him in to wrestlebacks. There the Cardinal defeated Brandon Moen of Owatonna 3-1, Taylor Venz of Farmington 3-0 and Reid Lynden of East Ridge 5-2 to reach the third place match. He fell to a familiar foe, Brian Maas of Bemidji, 7-1.

Freshman Justin Cumberbatch, wrestling at 220 pounds, came up a littl short in the tournament after receiving a bye the first round. Cumberbatch then lost to Isaac Eichman of Hastins 3-1 in overtime, putting him in the wrestlebacks where he defeated Dan Lovik of Champlin Park 9-6 before falling to Nick Edling of St. Michael-Albertville 4-1.

Cardinal Anthony Hubbard dropped his first match at 145 pounds, then fell to Zack Gawboy of Maple Grove 3-2, ending his tournament run.

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