Saints top Princeton wrestlers

St. Francis opened an early lead and held on to defeat visiting Princeton 34-30 in their Jan. 16 conference dual meet.

Jesse McClay put the Tigers on the board with an 18-4 tech fall at 114. Tim Bialka added a pin at 132, and Justin Robillard won a 12-2 major at 145.

Princeton ran off a good stretch of matches beginning with Jake Pramann’s 14-3 major at 160. He was followed by a 16-0 tech fall from Billy McClay at 170, Wyatt Ross winning a 5-0 decision at 182, Brent Chambers taking a 10-8 decision at 195 and Cole Warren winning an 18-3 tech fall at 220.

• The Tigers will host Rogers in the Jan. 24 Mississippi 8 cross-over dual night which matches teams in the two halves of the conference. St. Michael-Albertville travels to Cambridge-Isanti that night to determine the M-8 championship in a battle of Class AAA ranked squads.

Mississippi 8 Wrestling:  East: Cambridge-Isanti 4-0, 16-2; St. Francis 3-1, 10-8; Chisago Lakes 2-2, 9-7; Princeton 1-3, 8-10; North Branch 0-4, 1-15.  West: St. Michael-Alb. 4-0, 16-3; Monticello 3-1, 8-7; Big Lake 2-2, 2-2; Rogers 1-3, 9-7; Buffalo 0-4, 7-13.

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