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Parker Filius heading to the NCAA's Big Stage


Last updated 3/9/2021 at 8:49am

Purdue Athletics

Former Havre Blue Pony great Parker Filius, left, finished fifth at the Big Ten Championships last weekend at Penn State. Filius has now qualified for the NCAA national tournament two years in a row, though last season was canceled because of the coronavirus.

Former Havre Blue Pony Parker Filius qualified for the NCAA national tournament for the second time in his Purdue career. However, this year, he'll actually get to wrestle on the big stage.

On Sunday, Filius won his 149-pound blood round match at the Big Ten Championships in State College, Pennsylvania to advance to his first NCAA national tournament.

To qualify, Filius had to beat fifth-seeded Dylan Duncan of Illinois in the consolation quarterfinals, and he did just that, with an 11-7 decision. Filius seeded No. 9 in the tournament, would then fall to third-seeded Sebastian Rivera of Ru...

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