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Prep wrestling: Cards take own Invite

Willmar junior Vaughn Johnson hangs tight to Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg sophomore Karter VanHeuveln in the 182-pound semifinal won by Johnson in a 15-8 decision Friday in Willmar. Tribune photo by Rand Middleton

WILLMAR — Behind six champions and four runner-ups, the Willmar Cardinals won their own invitational for the second time in three years on Friday with 2012 champion Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg second and Minnewaska in third place among nine varsity teams.

For more results, see Monday’s paper.

Team scoring

(1) Willmar 243 (2) Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 191 (3) Minnewaska 135 (4) St. Cloud Tech 131 (5) Quad County (YME, RCW, MACCRAY) 127 (6) Eden Valley-Watkins 103 (7) Sauk Centre/Melrose 88 (8) Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 78 (9) Benson 54 (10) Willmar JV 44

Championship matches

106: Clay Carlson, Wil, dec Israel Navarro, Willmar JV, 6-1

113: Joseph Weaver, Min, dec Luke Dorn, SCT, 4-2

120: Austin Brenner, SCT, dec Juan Resendez, Wil, 2-0

126: Casey Thorson, KMS, dec Caleb Christian, TMB, 3-1

132: Logan Axford,TMB, pin Logan Walkow, Wil, 5:24

138: Austin Miley, Wil, dec Cody Peters, KMS 7-3

145: Estevan Navarro, Wil, dec Jordan Engler, Ben, 3-1

152: Travis Deegan, Wil, dec Dylan Johnson, QC, 7-4

160: Colten Carlson, Wil, pin Cole Schreder, SCT, :53

170: Zach Carlson, KMS, maj Luke Kuechle, EVW, 11-2

182: Vaughn Johnson, Wil, dec Ryan Stottler, Min, 13-8

195: Brad Jacobs, Min, pin Zach Fischer, QC, 2:55

220: Chase Norton, KMS, pin Jalen Cabrera, Wil, 1:43

285: Noah Voigt, SCT, dec Leon Richards 6-1