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Tribune photo by Brooke Kern Willmar’s Juan Resendez grapples with Sauk Rapids-Rice’s Logan Siemers on Tuesday in Willmar. Resendez won a major decision 12-1.

Prep wrestling: Cardinals down Sauk Rapids-Rice


WILLMAR — The Willmar Cardinals won their second match in a row, downing Sauk Rapids-Rice 40-18 on Tuesday in Willmar.

“We’re turning it around,” Willmar head coach Ed Oehlers said. “We’ve lost a lot of duals due to injuries and illness, but a lot of guys returned and we wrestled very well.”

Cardinal seniors Nate Mittag (126) and Cass Herzog (285) won their final home matches, with Mittag pinning David Nelson in 3:56 and Herzog pinning Trent Klejeski in 2:55.

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