FERGUS FALLS -- The Fergus Falls Otters battled back from a 21-point deficit to defeat Willmar 40-27 in a Central Lakes Conference wrestling match on Saturday.
The Cardinals started with four wins: a 10-2 decision by Nate Mitag, a technical fall by Alex Johannes, a pin from Seth Pollock followed by a forfeit at 125 for a 21-0 lead.
But Willmar would get wins at only two of the remaining 10 weight classes -- Adam Fagerstrom, a 1-0 decision at the 135, and Cody Stegeman, a 10-5 decision at 160.
Fergus Falls (2-0, 5-2) led 28-27 after Ryan Thompson pinned the Cardinals' Lucas Kremer at 189 pounds, but Willmar (0-2, 0-2) didn't have a wrestler to send out at either of the last two weights so ended up losing by 13.
Fergus F. 40, Willmar 27
103: Nate Mitag, W, dec Tyler Giza 10-2
112: Alex Johannes, W, tcf Abbot Aho 16-0
119: Seth Pollock, W, pin Jake Hauge 1:34
125: J. Reinert, W, won by forfeit
130: Derek Teberg, F, maj Zach Morris 14-1
135: Adam Fagerstrom, W, dec Matt Laugen 1-0
140: Alex Hensch, F, pin Coty Milhausen 3:08
145: Bry.Marquedant, F,dec Tyler Anderson 4-0
152: Dan Revering, F, pin Eugene Stepan 3:07
160: Cody Stegeman, W,dec Jordan Rinquist 10-5
171: Jesse Laugen, F, dec Nathan Swoyer 2-1
189: Ryan Jacobson, F, pin Lucas Kremer 2:40
215: Colton Thorson, F, won by forfeit
285: Josh Campion, F, won by forfeit