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Malecek's first loss of 2012 comes in state finals

Marcus Malecek tries to move out from the grasp of Oconto Falls's Riley Delzer.

MADISON - Marcus Malecek was undefeated going into the finals at 220 pounds in Division 2 at the WIAA State Individual Wrestling Tournament in the Kohl Center Saturday evening.

But his record wasn't enough to overcome Oconto Falls's Riley Delzer as he won his second straight state championship by a 10-2 score.

After a scoreless first period, Malecek scored first in the second with a reversal. But Delzer struck right back with a reversal of his own topped by a three-point nearfall. In the third period Delzer scored and escape, takedown and two-point nearfall.

Malecek, a senior, completes his season with a 47-1 record.