Also in the 285 pound class, Bismarck-Henning junior Jesse Jennings took third place, getting his opponent to take a fall at 2:50 of the match.
“I just want to concentrate on getting better and work on my skills and maybe see some new and old opponents as I advance on to sectional,” Jennings said. Jennings was defeated by Ashikyan, who then moved into the championship match against Wallick.
The top three wrestlers in each class will advance to the sectional, which will be held next Saturday, February 15th, at Olympia High School in Stanford.
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