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Two Taylorville Wrestlers will be in action this week at the IHSA Class 2A State Tournament. Senior Blake Hooper will compete in the 285 pound class while fellow senior Jake Smothers will compete in the 160 pound class. Hooper, who is 36-5 on the season, will face Justin Diddell (32-9) of Maple Park in the preliminary round. Smothers, who is 16-6 on the year, will face an undefeated Garrett Sutton of Richmond (40-0) in the preliminary round. Both matches will take place Thursday at the State Farm Center on the campus of the University of Illinois in Champaign.

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