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January 12, 2013

Still in the hunt: PHOTOS

FAIRMONT — Truth be told, more than a few people consider the Winner’s Choice tournament the state’s best before the big one next month in Huntington.

And when it comes to prep wrestling — West Virginia or elsewhere — best usually means the most daunting, too.

“This tournament is tough,” North Marion head coach Dave Tennant said after this year’s 32-team field sucked his team in and spit them out with just one wrestler left standing in today’s championship semifinals.

“I think they realize (how tough it is) when the seeds don’t pop up one, two, three and four and we have to fight a nine- or 10-seed. It’s pretty tough.”

Friday’s matches at the Woody Williams Armory brought more of the same.

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