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Somerset's Praschak places third at state

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MADISON - Somerset's Max Praschak concluded his prep wrestling his season with a third place finish at the 71st WIAA State Individual Wrestling Tournament on Saturday.

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Wrestling at 182 pounds in Division 2, Praschak wrestled in placing matches this morning and afternoon after losing in the semifinals last night.

Praschak won his first match 9-6 over Brodhead/Juda's Gavin Baade and then defeated Wittenberg-Birnamwood's August Pelinski by a 2-1 score in the third place match.

Praschak finished his junior season with a 39-4 overall record and is the first state place winner coached by Trent Larrieu in his first season as Spartan head coach.

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Sean Scallon
Sean Scallon has been a reporter and Sports Editor at the Pierce County Herald newspaper in Ellsworth since 1998. He holds a bachelors degree in communication arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He's also worked at newspapers in Glenwood City, Wisconsin; Marion, Illinois and Shawano, Wisconsin. Sean also works as a sports reporter for other newspapers and websites in RiverTown Multimedia from River Falls to Hudson to New Richmond and Red Wing.
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