Dover-Eyota no longer the underdog

Last year was a magical one for the Dover-Eyota wrestling team.

The Eagles won their first section title since 2007 after Jackson Duellman won the deciding match at heavyweight for a 33-30 victory against rival Chatfield.

D-E went on to place fourth in the state in Class A, upsetting No. 2 Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa in the quarterfinals, before dropping its next two matches by a combined five points.

Nine section placewinners and seven with 20-plus wins return from that team, including state champion Gavin Gust — who claimed the 152-pound Class A individual title a year ago — as well as two-time state medalist Brodie Kellen and the clutch Duellman.

It brings with it heightened expectations for this season. Continue reading at →

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