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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.