Two Titans advance to semifinals

Two Tri-City United Titan wrestlers advanced to the State Class AA semifinals by winning two matches at the State wrestling tournament in St. Paul Friday, March 1. 

Mason Brownlee advanced at 138 pounds and Josh Selly advanced at 152 pounds. 

Brownlee (36-5) opened with a 5-4 decision over Andy Jackson of South St. Paul, then took an 18-3 technical fall over Dillon Johnson of MAHACA (Morris Area/Hancock/Chokio-Alberta) He will face Brett Stolarzyk of Stewartville (26-6) in the semifinals Saturday. 

Selly (34-7) defeated Dane Ringquist of Fergus Falls 5-1 in the opening round and Joe Weber of Fairmont/Martin County West 7-1 in the quarterfinals. His semifinal opponent is Carter Holthaus of Albany (31-6). 

Both are guaranteed at least two more matches. Saturday's wrestling begins at 10 a.m. with wrestlebacks, with semifinals scheduled for 11:15 a.m., followed by more wrestlebacks. The evening session begins at 5 p.m., with third place and fifth place matches. The championship round is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m.