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High school wrestling: Previewing Harvard vs. Coal City in Class 1A state quarterfinal

Harvard's Nik Jimenez wrestles Ridgeview's Coby Windle at the IHSA individual state tournament on Feb. 20 in Champaign.
Harvard's Nik Jimenez wrestles Ridgeview's Coby Windle at the IHSA individual state tournament on Feb. 20 in Champaign.

Here's a look at the Harvard vs. Coal City dual in the IHSA Class 1A state quarterfinals at 9 a.m. Saturday in Bloomington.

TOP MATCHUP

(Note: Dual lineups can and often do change. This matchup is not guaranteed.)

Should they both wrestle at 195, Harvard’s Nathan Rosas and Coal City’s Daniel Jezik would make for a high-powered match. Jezik won the state title at 195 on Saturday. Rosas took home a medal in fifth. They did not face each other during the individual state tournament.

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Harvard coach David Schultz: “I want us to wrestle well. As long as we wrestle well, I’ll be OK with whatever the result is.”

DUAL TEAM HISTORY

Harvard won Class A state titles in 1983 and 1992. The Hornets last brought home a state trophy in 2000, when they finished third. Harvard was a state runner-up three times in 1987, 1988 and 1990. … Coal City has won nine state trophies, including six runner-up finishes, but has never won a state championship. According to records at IHSA.org, that is the most runner-up finishes by any program without a state championship.

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