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State wrestling: Venz captures state title

Farmington freshman Taylor Venz captured the Class 3A state title at 106 pounds with a 6-0 decision in the finals Saturday night at Xcel Energy Center.

Venz opened his second straight state meet appearance with an 11-0 victory in the opening round Friday night. He advanced to the semifinals with a 5-0 decision and reached the finals with a 9-6 decision.

In the finals he defeated Brad Osatiuk of Maple Grove.

The full story on the state wrestling tournament will appear in next week's print edition of the Farmington Independent.

Matt Steichen

Matt Steichen has been the sports editor at the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications from Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa. He has previously been a sports writer at the Sioux City Journal and Le Mars Daily Sentinel and the sports editor at the Austin Daily Herald.

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