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Waska to defend title at Willmar mat meet

The annual Willmar Cardinal wrestling invitational begins at 4 p.m. today with Minnewaska Area seeking a third straight crown against the same eight teams as a year ago.

The Lakers return two champions from a year ago in Colin Cihlar (145 pounds) and Alan Lutterman (215).

Also back is 103-pound champion and state runner-up Kevin Steinhaus of KMS.

Willmar, the 2004 runner-up, graduated its three champions. Also competing are Renville County West, Benson, Yellow Medicine East, Sauk Centre and Eden Valley-Watkins.