Wrestling: Osakis' Joy Kral qualifies for girls state meet

Kral earned two pins at the section meet to punch her ticket to the state meet.

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Osakis sophomore Joy Kral is in her first year of wrestling for the Silverstreaks program and is headed to the second-ever sanctioned girls state tournament after earning second place at the Section 6 & 7 meet in Sartell on Saturday.

Kral had a bye in the 185-pound bracket to begin her day and then pinned Willow Horrack of Nash-Kree-Greenway in the semifinals (2:48). After being pinned by the top seed, Kami Senlycki (Cambridge-Isant) in the finals (0:56), Kral bounced back with a pin in the true second place match over Coon Rapids’ Madison Sauvageau (3:26) to punch her ticket to the state tournament.

Kral is now 7-7 on the year.

She will wrestle at the 2023 MSHSL State Tournament at the Xcel Energy Center from March 3-4 in St. Paul.

Sam Stuve covers a variety of sports in the Douglas County area. He also is assigned to do some news stories as well.
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