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East Ridge wrestling: Raptors fall 55-21 to No. 11 Shakopee

Eleventh-ranked Shakopee didn’t have much trouble with East Ridge Thursday in a 55-21 victory.

Reid Lyden, Josh Stensgard, Nate Tigges and Jimmy Vitt all recorded wins for the Raptors. Lyden, Stensgard and Vitt all won by fall.

East Ridge also fell against Stillwater 54-23 in the triangular.

Lyden, Jamze Power, Matt Castillo and Tigges all had wins for the Raptors.

Lyden won by technical fall at 126, Power won by fall at 152 while Castillo and Tigges won by fall at 160 and 182, respectively.

East Ridge also placed fifth Saturday at the Minnehaha Academy/DeLaSalle Wrestling Classic with 91.5 points.

Kenyon-Wanamingo won the tournament with 265.5 points while Tri-City United took second with 202.5 points, Trinity at River Ridge took third with 113 points and Orono placed fourth with 95 points.

Lyden won the 132-pound weight class with a 20-7 major decision over Tri-City United’s Levi Nelson.

Tigges took second at 182 following a loss to Orono’s Jackson Striggow in the championship match. Vitt took third at 195 with a 9-4 decision over Minnehaha Academy’s James King. Stensgard took fourth at 138, Power took fourth at 145.

East Ridge faces Cretin-Derham Hall Thursday at East Ridge High School.

—Nick Gerhardt