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Woodbury wrestling: Royals rough up White Bear Lake to end regular season

Woodbury capped off the regular season Thursday with an important 45-19 over section and Suburban East Conference foe White Bear Lake at Woodbury High School.

The Royals trailed 19-18 after the 160-pound match, but rattled off five consecutive victories to close out the dual. Howard Jones at 170, John McNiff at 195, Donnell Rogers at 220 and Pavel Swenson at 285 won by fall in their matches to give Woodbury a boost. Anthony Doreo at 182 won by decision to keep the streak going.

Austin Braun at 113 won by decision while Ty Johnson won 14-7 at 126 and Ben Donnelly won by fall at 145. Hanjae Joo won by forfeit at 152 pounds.

The victory gave the Royals the inside track to the No. 1 seed for the Section 4AAA team tournament, which begins Saturday at Woodbury High School.

—Nick Gerhardt