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PCM's Clark stays alive at state tourney

Published: Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 12:32 p.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 12:38 p.m. CDT
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PCM's Tristan Clark works Duece Phaly's shoulders to the mat during the first period of their match at the state tournament Thursday

DES MOINES — Following a difficult loss in the first round of the state wrestling tournament at Wells Fargo Arena, Prairie City-Monroe's Tristan Clark came back to score a pin over Duece Phaly to keep his season alive.

Clark scored a takedown on Phaly early in the first period and was awarded the pin just before time ran out.

"We were watching him before, and we saw that I need to do a lot of snapdowns when he shot and just get a butcher to get the pin," Clark said.

The win means Clark will wrestle the loser of the match between Zach Underhill of East Marshall and Darrian Shwenke of Atlantic.

"I'm not sure who I'm facing, so as soon as I figure it out, I'll watch a few matches on him, see what he does and just try to beat him and get to the medal," he said.

Clark wrestles Friday following the quarterfinals in Class 2A and 3A.

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