Willmar eighth-grader Clay Carlson got the Cardinals (20-4) off to a good start with a 5-3 overtime victory in the Willmar's consolation semifinals against Maple Grove. The Cardinals won 36-26 and will face Moorhead for the second year in a row in the consolation championship, which the Spuds won last year. In the quarterfinals, Willmar fell to Hastings 42-21 in their first-round match.
Update: Card wrestlers beat Maple Grove, face Moorhead for Class AAA consolation championship
ST. PAUL - Willmar’s wrestling team defeated Maple Grove 36-26 Thursday morning in the consolation semi-final match in the Class AAA State Wrestling Tournament at Xcel Energy Center.
The Cardinals (20-4) will now wrestle Moorhead (21-4) at 5 p.m. today for the consolation championship.
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