State wrestling: Bialka wins, McClay loses opener

Tim Bialka positioned himself for an early throw which led to a 10-6 in his opening match at the Xcel Center March 1.  Photos by Greg Hunt

Tim Bialka positioned himself for an early throw which led to a 10-6 in his opening match at the Xcel Center March 1. Photos by Greg Hunt

Princeton High School’s two participants in the Minnesota State Wrestling Tournament had split decisions in the win-loss column in the opening round of the tourney Friday morning.

Tiger eighth-grader Tim Bialka got in an early four-point throw and decisioned sophomore Riley Drew of Hutchinson 10-6 at the 120 lb. weight. Bialka (27-9) will next wrestle in the Friday night quarterfinals against Worthington junior Anthony Luft (35-1).

Princeton junor Billy McClay dropped a 12-6 decision to Jordan Theede of Lewiston-Altura/Rushford-Peterson in the 160 opening round. Theede (26-1) will need to defeat Scott West’s Andrew Fogarty (37-3) in the quarterfinals in order to keep McClay wrestling in the tourney.

up arrow