Maumelle’s might

12 advance to championship semis

Posted: February 15, 2014 at 3:10 a.m.

Maumelle’s Justin Butler (back) wrestles Beau Uzick of Hot Springs Lakeside on Friday at the state high school wrestling tournament at the Jack Stephens Center in Little Rock. Butler, who won last year’s state title at 138 pounds, pinned both of his opponents at 160 pounds Friday. Maumelle, the defending Class 1A-5A state champion, has seven No. 1 seeds this year.

Maumelle entered the high school state wrestling tournament as the defending Class 1A-5 A champion and with seven No. 1 seeds, so its role as the favorite was evident to everybody.

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Sports, Pages 25 on 02/15/2014