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Five SVE wrestlers win sectional titles, seven on to state

Spring Valley/Elmwood's Kevin Fesenmaier tries to establish hand control over Cameron's Kyle Heinsohn.1 / 3
SVE's Trent Miller locking arms with Blair-Taylor's Pat Wehrenkamp.2 / 3
SVE's D.J. Wheeler (left) ties-up on top with Bruce's Donny Ralston.3 / 3

OSSEO - Last season only one Spring Valley/Elmwood wrestler made it to the state individual meet from the WIAA Division 3 Independence/Gilmanton Sectional.

A year later No. 1 ranked SVE will take seven down to Madison this week, five of them champions.

Winning sectional titles for the Redbirds were Cruze Hurlburt at 120 pounds, Tyler Berg at 126, Zach Newton at 145, Jed Schlegel at 152 and Ethan Hofacker at 195.

Also qualifying for state is Trent Miller at 160 as he placed second and Kevin Fesenmaier at 170, who fought his way back from a first-round loss to place third.

The state individual meet begins Thursday at the Kohl Center in Madison.