Parker Filius off to a strong start


Last updated 11/21/2019 at 2:04pm

NDSU Athletics

Former Havre High four-time state champion, and Purdue sophomore Parker Filius wrestles North Dakota State's Sawyer Degen last week in a dual in Fargo, North Dakota. Degen, from Belgrade, was also a four-time state champ, while Filius won their meeting 7-4.

Now in his second varsity season at NCAA Division I Purdue, former Havre Blue Pony great Parker Filius is off to an outstanding start.

Filius, who wrestles at 141 pounds for the Boilermakers this season, is 6-1 thus far on the year, and just recently beat former Belgrade Panther star Sawyer Degen, 7-4 in a dual at North Dakota State. Degen and Filius are both former four-time Class A state champions, though Filius had only competed against Degen's older brother, Jarrett, while they were in high school.

Filius started his red-shirt sophomore season with an outstanding third-place finish at...

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