Linsenbardt, Shea win for Helias wrestling

Helias coach Travis Reinsch yells instructions to the Crusaders’ Logan Shea as he lifts Farmington’s Brenden Briese off the mat during a 132-pound match Thursday at Mizzou Arena. Shea won the match 4-3.

Helias coach Travis Reinsch yells instructions to the Crusaders’ Logan Shea as he lifts Farmington’s Brenden Briese off the mat during a 132-pound match Thursday at Mizzou Arena. Shea won the match 4-3. Photo by Kris Wilson.

A No. 4 seed beating a district champion in the first round at the Missouri State High School Activities Association Wrestling Championships can be considered an upset.

Unless you saw it coming.

Helias junior Dylan Linsenbardt, who claimed the final state spot from District 4 at 113 pounds, romped to a relatively easy 12-5 win over District 1 champion Aaden Aaden of Rockwood Summit in the opening round Thursday night at Mizzou Arena.

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