Lightning send three to state

Left: Senior Nate Carlson qualified for his second straight State Wrestling Tournament by placing first at 160 pounds last weekend at the Section 6AA meet in Foley. Middle: Senior Trae Bedford won the 170-pound bracket to return to state. Right: Quinn Youngs finished second at 126 pounds to make a return trip to the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Friday and Saturday, March 3-4. (Photos submitted)

The Annandale-Maple Lake Lightning wrestling team will be represented by three wrestlers at the state tournament next weekend, Friday and Saturday, March 3-4 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.
Quinn Youngs at 126 pounds, Nate Carlson at 160 pounds and Trae Bedford at 170 pounds will continue their seasons at the prestigious event after earning top two finishes at the Section 6AA tournament, Saturday, Feb. 18 at Foley High School.
Fourteen Lightning wresters went into sections hoping for a first or second place finish to advance. Nine of them ended up placing in the top six.

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