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Tribune photo by Rand Middleton Willmar freshman 120-pounder Logan Walkow hoists Brainerd freshman Drew Bruen on the way to a third-period takedown and an 11-2 major decision for a 10-6 Cardinals lead Thursday in Willmar.

Prep wrestling: Willmar beats back Brainerd


WILLMAR — The Willmar Cardinals mowed down Brainerd 33-27 winning 8 of 14 matches on Thursday night.

That upped the Cardinals’ Central Lakes record to 2-0 while, coupled with the win over Apollo on Tuesday,   avenged both of their league losses last season.

All of the extra bonus points helped out Willmar. Three Cardinal losses were by decision.

Colten Carlson moved up from 152.

The Cardinals won 6 of 7 matches starting at 113 with a pin by Juan Resendez.

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