Tiebreaker Decides Outcome Scott West Advances to State

When the scoreboard read 31-31 after the last of 14 matches was wrestled in the Section 2AA Team Championship Valentine’s Night at Mankato East High School, one team and its fans were about to have their hearts broken.

When Scott West coach Darren Ripley began celebrating and a relieved Scott West cheering section followed suit, it was New Prague whose hearts were broken as it was determined that Scott West would represent the section at next week’s state team tournament byway of tiebreaker criteria (most technical falls). Scott West had two and New Prague one. A technical fall is declared when a wrestler takes a 15-point lead over his opponent. Continue reading at belleplaineherald.com

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