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The East Ridge wrestling team finished in fourth place at the 12-team Hopkins Invite. (Submitted photo)

East Ridge wrestling: Raptors earn fourth place at Hopkins

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East Ridge senior Reid Lyden made his way through a difficult field to finish fourth Dec. 28 at the Rumble on the Red tournament in Fargo, N.D.


Lyden beat Worthington’s Anthony Luft, a defending state champion in Class AA, 2-1 in a tiebreaker to reach the third-place match. There, Lyden fell to Cambridge-Isanti’s Travis Swanson 8-1 to finish fourth. Lyden lost to Foley’s Tyler Funk, last year’s runner-up to Luft, 12-0 in the quarterfinals.

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Patrick Johnson
Patrick Johnson has been the South Washington County Bulletin’s sports editor since 2008. He reports on and oversees coverage of high school and amateur sports in south Washington County and Woodbury. Prior to joining the Bulletin, Johnson worked for other Twin Cities suburban newspapers. He is a University of Minnesota graduate.
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