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Wegscheid, VanOrsdel advance

Wadena-Deer Creek wrestlers Trey VanOrsdel and Tony Wegscheid won their first-round matches to advance to Thursday's quarterfinals in the Class A Individual State Wrestling Tournament in St. Paul.

VanOrsdel scored a 8-3 decision over Frazee's Jake Schermerhorn in the 140-pound bracket.

Wegscheid pinned Aitkin's Nathan Cummings at 5:26 in the 189-pound class.

The quarterfinals were slated to begin at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Xcel Energy Center.

VanOrsdel takes on Browerville/Eagle Valley's Brian Denny. Wegscheid battles Aaron Norgen of Maple River.

Section 6A team champion New York Mills takes on Aitkin at 5 p.m. Thursday night.