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Spring Valley/Elmwood wrestlers top Menomonie 30-27

MENOMONIE - The No. 1 ranked Spring Valley/Elmwood wrestling team won the Whitetail Ardrenaline Shoot-out Friday by beating No. 6 Menomonie 30-27 Friday.

Zach Newton's 6-4 win at 145 pounds in the final bout of the dual meet broke a 27-27 tie in the Redbirds' closest dual meet of the season.

SVE had to rally from a 21-6 deficit and did so with wins in the light and middleweights starting with Andrew Webb at 106 followed by Derek Huebel at 113, Cruze Hulburt at 120, Tyler Berg at 126, and Logan Newton at 132. These wins helped SVE take a 27-21 lead until the Mustangs tied the score at 27-27 from a pinfall at 138.

SVE, 12-0 overall, also beat Somerset 66-18 and the JV All-Stars 72-4 in pool competition before the finals.

Spring Valley/Elmwood will wrestle in a pair of dual meets this week, at St. Croix Central on Tuesday and at home vs. Mondovi on Thursday before next Saturday's BRC/D-SC Wrestling Jamboree in River Falls.