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Two Gators earn state hardware

Gators Dominik Vacura and Devin Pries pose together while wearing their state medals after Minnesota high school state tournament wrestling action concluded from the Xcel Energy Center on March 4. Vacura (left), an eighth grader, finished fifth at 195 pounds, and Devin Pries (right), a senior, finished fourth at 285 pounds. (photo by Mel Bergeron)

Three Gators, Owen Novacek (138), Dominik Vacura (195), and Devin Pries (285) made the six plus hour journey to St. Paul to meet up with Minnesota’s best high school wrestlers at the state tournament from the Xcel Energy Center, March 2-4. After each wrestling six matches, Vacura and Pries both stood atop the podium in their respective weight classes with state medals around their necks, Vacura finished fifth and Pries fourth—the first time the Gators have brought home multiple individual state medals since 2012.

Look for full Gator state wrestling coverage in the March 8 issue of The Tribune.

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