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Tribune photo by Rand Middleton Assistant coaches Carl Carlson (WHS 1992) left, and Tony Neumann (WHS 2005) teach the intricacies of a particular takedown move during Tuesday’s practice in the senior high school wrestling room.

Willmar Notebook: Card wrestlers striving for perfection


A visit to the Wrestling Room: Keep a close watch on the Cardinals wrestling team in February. They are nearing an undefeated Central Lakes Conference record. That has only happened just once — a long, long time ago, in the 1989-90 season.

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Rand Middleton

Covers Willmar and area high schools and Ridgewater College, plus amateur baseball, stock car racing and fitness events in summer. Writes weekly column since 1980. Began working in radio and at weekly newspaper in Munising, Michigan, in 1972. Started parttime at West Central Daily Tribune Sept. 1974. Fulltime beginning Feb. 1979. Married to Tribune news clerk Donna (Miller) Middleton, formerly of Kerkhoven. 2 grown children. 

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