Fergus Falls spoils Cards' opener, 45-33
WILLMAR -- Willmar was unable to hold on to a 27-15 advantage as Fergus Falls took over in the upper weights and went on to a 45-33 Central Lakes Conference victory to open the season on Thursday.
Zach Morris, Seth Pollock and Adam Fagerstrom delivered consecutive pins to give the Cardinals a 24-15 lead going into the 145-pound match.
Coty Milhausen then picked up three points, scoring a reversal to break a 2-2 tie and went on for a 7-2 victory over the Otters' Matt Laugen.
But Fergus Falls earned six-point wins in five of the last six matches -- four by pin and one by forfeit.
Willmar's Nathaniel Swoyer prevented a sweep down the stretch with a one-minute pin in the 189-pound match.
The Cardinals are at the Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Invitational today.
Fergus Falls 45, Willmar 33
103: Tyler Giza, FF, dec. Nathan Mittag 7-1
112: Abbot Aho, FF, won by forfeit
119: Alex Johnson, FF, won by forfeit
125: Alex Johannes, Wil, won by forfeit
130: Zach Morris, Wil, pin Jake Hauge 3:36
135: Seth Pollock, Wil, pin Joe Petko :55
140: Adam Fagerstrom, Wil, pin Derek Teberg 3:54
145: Coty Milhausen, Wil, dec. Matt Laugen 7-2
152: Alex Hensch, Wil, pin Eugene Stepan 4:31
160: Dan Revering, FF, won by forfeit
171: Jesse Laugen, FF, pin Martin Cabrera 3:26
189: Nathaniel Swoyer, Wil, pin Tom Lindberg 1:01
215: Tyler Garding, FF, pin Anthony Wood :39
285: Colton Thorson, FF, pin Austin Anderson :31