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Woodbury wrestling: Royals pin Mounds View, should be top seed in section tourney

Woodbury closed out the regular season dual schedule Thursday with a 48-21 victory over Mounds View to finish the season with a 7-2 conference mark and appear to have locked down the No. 1 seed for the Section 4AAA team tournament.

The Royals (16-6) finished second in the conference with the win and got big performances from Matt Delaney and Chason Hayslett. Both Delaney and Hayslett posted wins in big spots against the Mustangs to help carry Woodbury to victory.

Ten wrestlers placed at the Suburban East Conference Junior Varsity tournament Saturday in Forest Lake with Ben Malacko earning a first-place finish. John McNiff and Hayslett each placed second while Matt Bedessem and Parker Field took third place.

Colin Reed and John Gardiner finished in fourth for the Royals while Blake Von Arx, Andrew French and Kevin Yang finished in fifth in their weight classes.

Woodbury will begin the Section 4AAA team tournament Saturday in Stillwater.