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Wrestlers clear the first hurdle
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Times photo: Christopher Heimerman Sugar River senior JC Francois is declared the winner of his 171-pound bout after just 31 seconds of competition with Alec Shielke of Sheboygan Falls. Francois will face Luke Friemoth of Neillsville today in the quarterfinals. His Sugar River mates Cole Schmitt and Kalvin York also begin their quest for state titles today.
MADISON - Even the most tenured of wrestlers get a bit antsy come Day 1 of the WIAA State Tournament.Such was the case for battle-tested seniors Kyle Klopfenstein of Monroe and JC Francois of Sugar River on Thursday night at the Kohl Center.