Prep wrestling: No. 9 Cards tackle Tigers
WILLMAR — The Willmar Cardinals continued to verify their No. 9 ranking in Class AAA on Thursday.
The Cards’ 50-18 win over St. Cloud Tech pumped their record up to 2-0 in Central Lakes Conference matches and 6-0 overall.
Austin Miley (9-0), Colten Carlson (10-0) and Travis Deegan (10-0) are each undefeated. Clay Carlson, Vaughn Johnson, and Leon Richards each have eight wins against a single loss after last night.
Miley ranked No. 7 at 138, Colten Carlson is No. 1 at 160 and Johnson No. 8 at 182.
Willmar won its own invite and finished runner-up to Hutchinson at the Cass Lake tournament.
The Tigers (2-2, 6-2) listed seven eighth- and ninth-graders in their lineup at Willmar but instead forfeited at three weights where they had youngsters.
Clay Carlson, an eighth-grader, edged Tech eighth-grader Graham Nistler 2-1 maintaining control through the third period.
Richards ended the night with a pin at heavy for Willmar.
“We’ve been sharper,” said Willmar coach Ed Oehlers, “but we’re training hard and looking forward to the second half of the season.”
The Cardinals are at the Buffalo duals on Saturday.
Willmar 50, SC Tech 18
106:Clay Carlson, W, dec Graham Nistler 2-1
113:Austin Brenner, T, pin Juan Resendez 4:56
120: Luke Dorn T, dec Jon Linden 3-2
126: Logan Walkow,W, tech fall Tucker Brower 21-6
132: Zach Lueders, W, forfeit
138: Austin Miley, W, dec Henry Nistler 8-3
145: Estevan Navarro, W, forfeit
152: Travis Deegan, W, forfeit
160: Colten Carlson, W, pin Cole Schreder 3:29
170: Kory Welgraven, W, dec Tyler Hugg 7-5
182: Vaughn Johnson,W, forfeit
195: Justin Kilanowski, T, pin Darius O’Neill 1:10
220: Noah Voigt, T, dec Matt Hennes 7-0
285: Leon Richards, W, pin James Prince 3:59