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