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Baldridge, Minnick capture state wrestling champions

Published: Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 8:51 p.m. CDT • Updated: Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 8:55 p.m. CDT

CHAMPAIGN — For the first time since 2006, the Morris Community High School has a state wrestling champion. Kenny Baldridge became the first titleist since John Dergo by winning the IHSA Class 2A 132-pound weight class by defeating Alexander Butler of Rockford Boylan by fall in 6:27 in overtime.

Also joining Baldridge from the area at the top of the podium on Saturday was Coal City 113-pound Class A wrestler Cody Minnick. Minnick defeated Brandon Briggs of North Boone 3-2.

Coal City 126 pounder Corey Jurzak was runner up at 126 and 132 pounder Casey Brown was also runner up.

For more on the IHSA state wrestling finals, check back to the MDH website or get a copy of Tuesday's edition. 

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