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A canceled NCAA tourney doesn't diminish the exciting season former Havre High star wrestler Parker Filius had at Purdue


Last updated 4/21/2020 at 8:01am

Purdue Athletics

Havre's Parker Filius goes for a pin during a 141-pound match for the Purdue Boilermakers. Filius wrapped up his red-shirt sophomore campaign for the Boilermakers by qualifying for the NCAA National Championships, which, eventually, were canceled due to coronavirus concerns.

COVID-19 ended up putting the brakes, historically on the 2020 NCAA Wrestling National Championships. That's right, back in March, just like March Madness, the NCAA national tournament was over before it started.

That fact was tough for wrestlers all around the country, including former Havre Blue Pony Parker Filius. The four-time Class A state champion had reached nationals as a red-shirt sophomore and was poised to wrestle on one off the sport's biggest stages.

And while that dream never happened, it by no means diminished the season Filius had on the mat for the Boilermakers.

At 141...

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