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Update: Card wrestlers beat Maple Grove, face Moorhead for Class AAA consolation championship

Willmar eighth-grader Clay Carlson got the Cardinals (20-4) off to a good start with a 5-3 overtime victory in the Willmar's consolation semifinals against Maple Grove. The Cardinals won 36-26 and will face Moorhead for the second year in a row in the consolation championship, which the Spuds won last year. In the quarterfinals, Willmar fell to Hastings 42-21 in their first-round match.

ST. PAUL - Willmar’s wrestling team defeated Maple Grove 36-26 Thursday morning in the consolation semi-final match in the Class AAA State Wrestling Tournament at Xcel Energy Center.

The Cardinals (20-4) will now wrestle Moorhead (21-4) at 5 p.m. today for the consolation championship.

Moorhead defeated St. Paul Tartan to advance to the consolation championship.

Kelly Boldan

Kelly Boldan has been the editor of the West Central Tribune of Willmar, since joining the newspaper in October 2001. He has previously worked as the editor at the Bemidji Pioneer, also part of Forum Communications Co., and other daily newspapers, online Web sites, and weekly agriculture newspapers in Wisconsin, Texas and Minnesota. You can follow via Twitter at @KellyBoldanWCT or read about the Tribune's newsroom blog at: or the Tribune's blog at:

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