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Cardinals wrestlers get seed #5 for the Class AAA state wrestling tournament

WILLMAR - The Willmar Cardinals received the No. 5 seed for the Class AAA state wrestling tournament and will meet No. 4 Hastings in the first round at 9 a.m. Feb. 27 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.

The Willmar-Hastings winner would almost certainly face No. 1 seed Apple Valley.

The Cardinals are in the team tournament for a third straight year but the first time seeded. All three rounds in A, AA and AAA will be completed in one day.

Here is the Class AAA team matchups:

#1 Apple Valley vs Maple Grove (Drawn in)#4 Hastings vs #5 Willmar#3 Prior Lake vs Tartan (Drawn in)#2 St. Michael Albertville vs Moorhead (Drawn in)
Rand Middleton
Tribune photographer/videographer. Began working in radio and at weekly newspaper in Munising, Michigan, in 1972. Started parttime at West Central Daily Tribune Sept. 1974. Fulltime news/sports beginning Feb. 1979. Married to Tribune news clerk Donna (Miller) Middleton, formerly of Kerkhoven. 2 grown children. 
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