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The wait to wrestle in the NCAA tournament is over for Parker Filius


Last updated 3/16/2021 at 8:53am

Purdue Athletics

Former Havre Blue Pony four-time state champion Parker Filius, left, wrestles a Wisconsin rival during a Big Ten dual earlier this winter. After having the NCAA championships canceled because of coronavirus last spring, Filius will finally get to wrestle in the national tournament this weekend in St. Louis.

One year ago, former Havre Blue Pony Parker Filius was one of hundreds of NCAA wrestlers who found out their season was abruptly over. As coronavirus became a global emergency last March, the NCAA wrestling championships, along with everything else in March of 2020, were shut down.

Fast forward one year and Filius will get the chance that got taken away from him last spring.

This weekend in St. Louis, Filius, a four-time state champion from Havre, will compete in the NCAA tournament in St. Louis. Technically, it's his second straight trip to nationals, but, it will be the first time he wr...

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