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State wrestling update: Lyden, Linsson, JHP win again, advance to semifinals

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Park sophomore Cody Linssen, East Ridge freshman Reid Lyden and Woodbury sophomore Justin-Herold Plakut each won their quarterfinal matches and advanced to the state wrestling semifinals.

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Linssen, who is ranked 10th in Class AAA at 195 pounds worked over Shakopee senior Scott Bode, who was ranked sixth, 14-0 in the quarterfinals on Friday, March 2. Linssen improved to 34-3 on the year. Bode fell to 34-6.

At 106 pounds, Lyden beat unranked Bemidji freshman Brian Mass (32-5) in the quarterfinals with a 11-10 score. Lyden (39-3) scored late in the third period for the victory.

At 132 pounds, Herold-Plakut (33-8)beat Wayzata's Collin Sohn 4-3. Sohn (23-13), had upset eighth-ranked Lakeville North sophomore Colton Pasvogel 6-2 in overtime in the first round.

The wins move Linssen, Lyden and Justin Herold-Plakut into the semifinals on Saturday, March 3, at 11:15 a.m.

Next, Linssen takes on Roseville junior Trae Story, who is ranked fourth in Class AAA at 195 pounds. Lyden will battle Albert Lea junior Trevor Westerlund, who is ranked No. 1 at 106 pounds. Herold-Plakut takes on St. Michael-Albertville sophomore Mark Voss, who is ranked third at 132 pounds.

A win in the semifinals puts the local wrestlers in the championship match. A loss in the semis would move Linssen, Lyden and JHP into the consolation "wrestleback" round. Third place and fifth place matches start at 5 p.m. on Saturday, with championship matches beginning at approximately 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

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