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Manville, Creese win wrestling state titles

By Todd Abeln, 03/02/19, 7:15PM CST


Shakopee wrestling crowned two individual state champions on Saturday night.

Seventh-grader Pierson Manville and junior Paxton Creese won the state titles for the Sabers.

Manville kicked off championship night with a bang as he won the 106-pound state title with a pin of Lakeville North's Jore Volk at 2:19 of the championship match.

Creese followed that up by winning the 113-pound title with a 6-5 win against Winona's Ryan Henningson.

Creese needed two takedowns in the third period to overcome a 3-2 deficit at the beginning of the third period to win his first state title.

Shakopee also had a runner-up finish at 120 pounds as Ben Lunn lost for the second straight year to Forest Lake's Derrick Cardinal in the state championship. This year Lunn lost 9-4 to to Cardinal to earn the runner-up finish.

Other place winners for the Sabers were: Tyler Jones third at 126 pounds, Connor Raines fifth at 160, Joey Johnson fourth at 195 and Tommy Johnson sixth at 220 pounds.