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Muggli still in medal contention

Sidney wrestler wins in Friday's early round; takes to the mat late with medal on the line


Stephen McKay

Michael Muggli was confident enough in his ability to wrestle from his feet, he surrendered an escape point to Chase Nelson when the match was still close. The Sidney senior won on Friday morning, 7-3.

Sidney's Michael Muggli remains in the hunt for a medal at the 2014 NSAA State Wrestling Championships in Omaha's CenturyLink Center.

The Sidney 145 lb. competitor defeated Chase Nelson of Beatrice 7-3 on Friday morning to move on in his bid for third place. If he wins one more match he will be at least assured of a medal.

Shortly after eliminating Nelson, he quickly moved to an adjacent match to watch Cory Washburn of Ashland-Greenland eliminate Brad Lenz of Blair 4-1.

Muggli and Washburn will face off Friday night at about 6:30 p.m. Omaha time.

Getting past Nelson was the first co...

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