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Wadena’s Cole Cottrell, right, will be boxing in the Region 4 Tournament March 29-30 at the National Guard Armory in Wadena. Photo by Brian Hansel, Pioneer Journal

Five Wadena boxers headed for Region 4 bouts

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By Brian Hansel

Kevin Harper, John Johnson, Blake Herron, T.J. Steward and Cole Cottrell are slated to compete in Class A bouts when the 2013 Region 4 Boxing Tournament comes to Wadena’s National Guard Armory.

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Harper, an Upper Midwest champion two years ago for Wadena, will fight at 114. Johnson is set to go at 132. Herron will face a 141-pound opponent. Steward and Cottrell will box at 152 and 165, respectively.

Wadena fighters boxing in Class B action will include 132-pounder Albert Boldt and 90-pounder Trystan Powers.

Female fighters set to box for Wadena include 110-pounder Nikola Schulz, 120-pounder Anissa Mench and 145-pounder Kira Olilla.

Joining the Wadena club will be clubs from Fergus Falls, Leech Lake, Brainerd, Hibbing, Detroit Lakes, Willmar, St. Cloud and White Earth.

Boxing action will begin at 7:30 p.m. both Friday and Saturday evenings.

The tournament’s Class A winners advance to the Upper Midwest Tournament April 27-28 at Palace Casino in Cass Lake.

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