Eden Prairie High School was the site for the team tournament in the 6AAA wrestling sectionals on Friday. The fourth-ranked Eagles won their first two brackets against Minneapolis Southwest and Shakopee, respectively, before falling to second-ranked Waconia 34-29 in the finals.
In the section finals against Waconia, Eden Prairie had victories from seventh grader Anthony Heim in the 106-pound class, sophomore Zytavius Williams at 120 pounds; senior Jafari Vanier at 145; junior Terae Dunn at 152; senior Jacory Bates at 170; junior Will Diana at 182; and junior Will Sather in the 285-pound class.
The Eagles blanked Southwest 84-0 in the quarterfinal meet before edging No. 11 Shakopee in the semifinals 38-31.
Sather (34-1), the defending state champion in the 285-pound class and currently ranked second in the state, won his quarterfinal match by forfeit, and both his semifinal and finals matches by fall.
Junior Terae Dunn (27-4), ranked fourth in the state, won both his quarterfinal and semifinal matches by fall, before defeating his Waconia opponent in the finals with a 5-3 decision.
Sophomore Zytavius Williams is ranked eighth in the state at 120 pounds. He won all three of his matches at the section tournament, with a fall in the quarterfinal round, a major decision in the semifinals and a technical fall victory in the finals.
Dominic Heim (21-3), a junior ranked third in the state at 220 pounds, won both his quarterfinal and semifinal matches, but did not wrestle in the finals. Waconia was awarded a win by forfeit in the 220-pound class.
With a victory at the section tournament, Waconia moves on to the team competition at the state tournament, March 2-4, at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.
Eden Prairie wrestlers look ahead to the Section 6AAA individual wrestling tournament, Saturday, Feb. 25, at Waconia High School, with winners advancing to state.
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