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Coaches Jeff Poliak and Paul Johnson discuss strategy to Jake Filkins during his third place match.
Coaches Jeff Poliak and Paul Johnson discuss strategy to Jake Filkins during his third place match.

Prescott's Filkins' wrestles back to take third place

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Ellsworth, 54011

Ellsworth Wisconsin 126 S. Chestnut St. 54011

MADISON - Despite an injured shoulder, Prescott's Jake Filkins bravely and quite intelligently wrestled his way to a third place finish at the WIAA State Individual Wrestling Meet Saturday afternoon.

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Filkins reportedly tore his rotator cuff on his left arm in the Division 2, 189-pound semifinal against Josh Mohr.

But that didn't stop him from decisioning Nick Patchen of Evansville-Albany 12-6 in the consolation wrestlebacks. Then he scored a late takedown against Oconto's Ben Reuchel to break a 3-3 tie with :07 to go and win the bronze medal with a 5-4 decision.

Last year Filkins placed fourth at state. He completes his senior year with a 37-1 record.

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