The Elk River wrestlers were seeded last among nine teams in Section 7AAA, which has four ranked teams.
The Elks (7-7) face No. 8 Andover on Thursday in Andover at 7 p.m,. with the winner advancing to the eight-team tournament Friday at St. Michael-Albertviille, where they will open against top-seeded STMA.
STMA is, ranked No. 1 in Class 3A by the Guilotine, Cambridge-Isanti is No. 4, Anoka is No. 11 and Coon Rapids is No. 12. Those are the top four seeds.
The other quarterfinal pairings are Forest Lake vs. Cambridge-Isanti, Blaine vs. Anoka, and St. Francis vs. Coon Rapids.