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Ellsworth's Gabe Frandsen will defend his Ellsworth Invitational title this weekend.

Ellsworth Invitational's 50th edition takes place Saturday

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The Ellsworth Invitational high school wrestling meet reaches its golden anniversary this weekend and the question is whether the host Panthers can hold onto the gold.


Ellsworth has won the last 10 Ellsworth Invite titles in a row and 36 in the duration of the tournament. The Panthers, ranked No. 2  in Crossface Magazine’s preseason poll, are favoured to do so again.

The last team besides the Panthers to win the title was Medford back in 2002.

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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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