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Willmar 170-pounder Colten Carlson, top, works the leg and head of BOLD’s Ben Steffel during a triangular Tuesday in Carlson. Carlson won by major decision — the sophomore’s 99th win — and the Cardinals downed the Warriors 68-9. Tribune photo by Tom Larson

Prep Wrestling: Willmar outmuscles BOLD, KMS


KERKHOVEN — Willmar opened its duals portion of the schedule Tuesday by roughing up BOLD 68-9 and outlasting Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 32-24 at a triangular hosted by the Saints.

The Cardinals won 12 of 14 matches in their opener with BOLD before closing with an exciting victory over KMS.

“It’s been a long time since we’ve beat them (KMS),” said Willmar co-head coach Ed Oehlers. “We got a lot of big victories and a lot of our guys who lost wrestled well.”

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