There might be a wee bit of controversy in the Class 1A seedings. Frazee, the state runner-up last year, is ranked No. 2 and has five losses yet earned the No. 1 seed. Pierz was seeded No. 2 despite having the No. 1 ranking, a 32-1 record and a midseason 36-22 dual-meet victory over Frazee on Jan. 20. Pierz' only loss of the season was to No. 3-seeded West Central Area/Ashby/Evansville, 36-24 on Jan. 24. So, let's recap: The No. 3 seed is the only team to defeat the No. 2 seed, which has only one loss and a convincing victory over the No. 1 seed. Get it? Neither do we. ... No. 4 seed Zumbrota-Mazeppa will square off with No. 5 Kenyon-Wanamingo, the defending state champion, in a must-see quarterfinal. Zumbrota-Mazeppa claimed a 28-27 victory in a Dec. 15 matchup of the two teams.


Returning champions

• 113: Jeron Mattson, Kenyon-Wanamingo (won at 106)

• 120: Hunter Burnett, Pipestone; (won at 113)

• 126: Michael Suda, Pipestone (won at 120)

• 160: Bailee O'Reilly, Goodhue (won at 152)

Undefeated wrestlers

120: Burnett, 35-0; 126: Suda, 39-0; 132: Tanner Reetz, Frazee, 38-0; 195: Matt Kummet, Pierz, 28-0 and Christophor Bain, Grand Meadow/LeRoy-Ostrander/Southland, 27-0; heavyweight: Alex Aarsvold, Pine Island, 31-0.

Jim Paulsen