Updated: Willmar warms up at state wrestling with loss to No. 1 STMA Knights
ST. PAUL - The Willmar Cardinals (14-10) got the feel this morning of the best of the State Tournament arena in the opening round losing top seeded St. Michael-Albertville (31-1)
The No. 1-ranked team in Class AAA won 12 of 14 matches.
Travis Deegan at 145 won a 5-3 decision and Colten Carlson at 152 pounds via a pin picked up the points for Willmar
The Cardinals will now meet Centennial of Circle Pines in the consolation semifinals at 11 a.m. at the Xcel Center in St. Paul.
- Rand Middleton
These result posted Minnesota State High School League have been updated correctly by West Central Tribune staff.
106 Mitchell McKee (STMA) def Jacob Bollig (Willmar) --- Fall:
113 Aaron Dick (STMA) def Juan Resendez (WIllmar) --- 13-4
120 Tommy Thorn (STMA) def Zach Lueders (Willmar) --- Technical Fall: 15-0
126 Colten Schoen (STMA) def Nate Miltag (Willmar) --- Decision: 8-7
132 Mark Voss (STMA) def Austin Miley (Willmar) --- Decision: 9-3
138 Cole Sladek (STMA) def Eli Gunderson (Willmar) --- Technical Fall: 23-3
145 Travis Deegan (Willmar) def Talon Juusola (STMA) --- Decision: 5-3
152 Colten Carlson (Willmar) def Mitchell Herland (STMA) --- Fall: 530
160 Thor Holstad (STMA) def Vaughn Johnson (Willmar) --- Decision: 8-5
170 Jordan Joseph (STMA) def Kory Welgraven (Willmar) --- Fall: 1:59
182 Owen Gammell (STMA) def Darius O'Neill (Willmar) --- Fall: 1:06
195 Jake Briggs (STMA) def Jalen Cabrera (Willmar) --- Fall: 3:39
220 Randy Anderson (STMA) def Matt Hennes (Willmar) --- Decision: 4-2
285 Michael Kessler (STMA) def Leon Richards (Willmar) --- Decision: 6-0