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Prep Wrestling: Willmar falls to Moorhead in consolation championship

ST. PAUL - The fifth-seeded Willmar Cardinals fell 30-26 to unseeded Moorhead in the Class AAA state consolation championship match Thursday evening at the Xcel Energy Center. Willmar went 1-2 on the day in its third consecutive appearance at the state team tournament. The Cardinals lost 42-21 to No. 4 Hastings in the quarterfinals and beat unseeded Maple Grove 36-36 in the consolation semifinals. Seven Cardinals - seniors Austin Miley at 126 and Leon Richards at 285, juniors Estevan Navarro at 138, Travis Deegan at 152, Vaughn Johnson at 170 and Matt Hennes at 220, and sophomore Colten Carlson at 160 - will get to continue their season Friday and Saturday as they qualified for the state individual tournament at last Saturday's Section 6AAA tourney. See the Tribune's Friday print edition for more.