Congratulations, State Wrestlers!
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Two Lakeville Area wrestlers, Bryce Benhart (HWT) from Lakeville North and Willie Bastyr (152) from Lakeville South, have finished their 2018-19 seasons as state wrestling champions after competing in the championship round of the Minnesota State High School League State Wrestling Tournament March 2.
Benhart, a Lakeville North High School senior, finished an undefeated season and claimed the heavyweight wrestling state championship with a 7-0 win in the finals. Like Benhart, Bastyr entered the tournament as the #1 seed and went on to secure the state championship at 152.
Jore Volk, a Lakeville North High School freshman, finished second in the state at 106. Grant Hendren from Lakeville South took fourth place at 170.