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Somerset senior Gabe Flandrick (top) became the first Spartan wrestler to compete in the WIAA state championships in all four years of his high school career. Flandrick earned state medals in each of those state appearances.

Somerset's Gabe Flandrick finishes second at state wrestling for second time in career


It was the chance Somerset senior Gabe Flandrick had waited a lifetime for.

And he had to wrestle it with one arm that was almost unusable.

Flandrick advanced to the Division 2 160-pound championship match in the WIAA State Individual Wrestling Championships at the Kohl Center in Madison on Saturday. Flandrick was competing with a separated shoulder, but he still nearly defeated Ellsworth's Gable Frandsen, losing to Frandsen 5-4.

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