Braaten, Schmidt survive first round at state tournament
Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale's Jake Braaten and Amos Schmidt advanced through first round action Wednesday in the Class A State Individual Wrestling Tournament at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.
Braaten was a 13-6 winner over Dover-Eyota's Jake Krogstad at 152. Class A's third seeded wrestler will tangle with Mahnomen/Waubun's Caleb Lanoue in Thursday night's quarterfinals. Braaten placed third in last year's state tournament.
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