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Willmar's Nathaniel Swoyer, back, can't throw Josh Betterman of Alexandria here, but a three-point nearfall in the second period propelled the Willmar sophomore to a 6-4 win at 171 pounds, Thursday night at the high school in Willmar. Tribune photo by Rand Middleton

Alexandria sinks Willmar

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WILLMAR -- The Willmar Cardinals ran out of steam in the top weights and fell to Alexandria 47-27 in Central Lakes Conference wrestling Thursday.

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Willmar trailed 29-18 after forfeiting at 152 pounds.

Cody Stegeman (20-3) trailed 6-1 after one period in his match with Josh Hobbs at 160. But the team's winningest wrestler took Hobbs down for a pin at 3:07.

Next at 171 pounds, Nathaniel Swoyer used a three-point nearfall in the second period to catch and pass Josh Betterman for a 6-4 decision and it was 29-27.

But Willmar gave up 18 points in the last three matches -- a pin and then forfeits at the last two weights.

Willmar led 18-0 on pins by Nate Mittag at 103 pounds and Alex Johannes at 112, followed by a forfeit win at 119.

Coty Mithausen lost 8-7 at 135 and Adam Fagerstrom lost a competitive match at 130, 8-2 to Charlie Kirscht.

Alexandria 47, Willmar 27

103: Nate Mittag, Wil, pin Gage Sonczalla 1:41

112: Alex Johannes, Wil, pin Brian Eipperle 1:03

119: Seth Pollock, Wil, wins by forfeit

125: Taylor Morical, Alx, tcfl Zach Morris 18-0

130: Charlie Kirscht, Alx, dec. Adam Fagerstrom 8-2

135: Lucas Beterman, Alx, dec. Coty Milhausen 8-7

140: Cole Ellison, Alx, pin Mason Pomerleau 2:50

145: Adam Klinkner, Alx, pin Eugene Stepan 2:42

152: Adam Patrick, Alx, wins by forfeit

160: Cody Stegeman, Wil, pin Josh Hobbs 3:07

171: Nathaniel Swoyer, Wil, dec Josh Betterman 6-4

189: Kyle Fughum, Alx, pin Lucas Kremer 1:31

215: Isaac Meyer, Alx, won by forfeit.

285: Tom Bouressa, Alx, won by forfeit

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