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Muggli falls in epic match

Sidney wrestler knocked from state after three overtime battle


Stephen McKay

Though Michael Muggli was the aggressor through much of the match against Cory Washburn of Ashland-Greenwood edged him in the third extra period on Friday night at the 2014 NSAA State Wrestling Championships in Omaha.

In wrestling parlance they call it sudden victory, but for many it can be sudden agony. Despite being the aggressor throughout much of the match, Michael Muggli of Sidney High School suffered a heartbreaking 2-1 loss in triple overtime, ending his bid for a medal at the 2014 NSAA State Wrestling Championships on Friday.

With one more win needed to assure a medal in the Class B 145 lbs. division, Muggli had the upper hand through much of the match against Ashland-Greenwood's Cory Washburn. But after the regulation three periods the score was deadlocked at 1-1.

"We had so many near takedowns,...

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