Wrestling: Willmar succumbs to Sauk Rapids, 43-24
LITTLE FALLS -- The Willmar Cardinals proved strong up the middle but the Sauk Rapids Storm dominated the opening and closing matches to pocket a 43-24 Central Lakes Conference wrestling victory on Thursday.
The Storm won the first three and the last three matches. The Cardinals (3-4, 5-7) took 6 of 8 in between.
Nathanial Swoyer's pin a 171 pounds pulled the Cardinals to within a point of the lead, 25-24.
But Willmar is green at the upper weights with two freshmen in the last two slips and the Storm finished with three pins.
Seth Pollock, Adam Fagerstrom, Coty Milhausen and Eugene Stephan each won matches against strong Storm foes.
Alex Johannes got Willmar on the board with a pin at 125 making the score 16-6 in favor of the Storm.
Sk. Rapids 43, Willmar 24
103: Erik Olson, S, maj Nate Mittag 13-5
112: Dalton Siemers, S, won by forfeit
119: Austin Walz, S, pin Zach Lueders :41
125: Alex Johannes, W, pin Matt Kruper 3:08
130: Seth Pollock, W, dec. Mitch Mehrwerth 8-3
135: Chris Keske, S, dec. Zach Morris 6-0
140: Adam Fagerstrom, W, dec. Joe Myerchin 7-2
145: Coty Milhausen, W, dec Steve Bucholz 6-3
152: Shane Fesenmaier, S, pin Mason Pomerleau 1:00
160: Eugene Stepan, W, dec. Caleb Studenski 8-7
171: Nathanial Swoyer, W, pin Charlie Rudy 3:56
189: Sean Pearson, S, pin Taylor Neumann 3:49
215: Luke Enders, S, pin Anthony Wood 4:43
285: Andy Weinand, S, pin Cass Herzog 1:21
Non-Conference Benson 63, Ortonville 6
The Braves rang up eight pins.
103: Joe Weber, B, pin Coby Gimmested 3:09
112: Morgan Staton, B, won by forfeit
119: Jordan Sherman, B, pin Ike Cloos 3:52
125: Jesse Lundebrek, B, pin Andy Dittel 1:56
130: Ben Lundebrek, B, dec. Taylor Stoutsberry 6-5
135: Lamberto Rodriquez, B, won by fcrfeit
140: double forfeit
145: double forfeit
152: Ryan Thompson, B, pin Travis Dykman 1:07
160: Brady Wersinger, B, pin Damian Pillatzki 1:47
171: Andrew Carruth, B, pin Aaron Skinner 3:45
189: Sam Carruth, B, pin Kyle Rockensock 1:00
215: Justin Golden, B, pin Demetri Cuneo 1:22
285: Bill Kaiser, O, pin Luke Motazko 1:31