Video: Prep Wrestling: Tech wins Willmar Invite with 6 champs; KMS 2nd, Cards 3rd

WILLMAR -- St. Cloud Tech had six champions to take first place at the Willmar Invitational on Friday. The Tigers totaled 197 points to best Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg's 184. The host Cardinals had three champions -- Cael Carlson at 113 pounds, Co...

(Rand Middleton | Tribune) Logan Walkow, left, of Willmar catches his breath to start the second period in his 152-pound match with Marcelo Arrendondo of Minnewaska Friday in the Willmar Invite at the Willmar High School. Walkow would win the quarterfinal match by pin. Walkow won a 14-6 major decision in the semifinals before falling 3-0 in the championship match.

WILLMAR - St. Cloud Tech had six champions to take first place at the Willmar Invitational on Friday.

The Tigers totaled 197 points to best Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg’s 184. The host Cardinals had three champions - Cael Carlson at 113 pounds, Colten Carlson at 170 and heavyweight Brady Reigstad - and finished third with 171.5 points.

KMS was last year’s champion. Willmar was second and Tech third.

Both Cael and Colten collected three pins in their three matches. All of Cael’s pins were in the first period.

Reigstad had a first-round bye and followed with two decisions to take first, a year after finishing second.


Cael was the 106-pound champion last year and Colten successfully defended his 170-pound title.

Karter VanHeuveln of KMS at 220 was the other area participant to win his weight class. He collected back-to-back pins after receiving a first-round bye.

Quad County placed fourth, Sauk Centre/Melrose fifth, Tracy-Milroy-Balaton/Westbrook-Walnut Grove sixth, Benson seventh, Holdingford eighth, Minnewaska ninth and Eden Valley-Watkins 10th.

Willmar had Josh Miley at 120, Clay Carlson at 132 and Logan Walkow at 152 place second.

KMS had Israel Rodriguez at 195 and heavyweight Colton Kinney finish second.

Team scoring

(1) St. Cloud Tech 197 (2) Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 184 (3) Willmar 171.5 (4) Quad County 168 (5) Sauk Centre/Melrose 138 (6) Tracy-Milroy-Balaton/Westbrook-Walnut Grove 111.5 (7) Benson 97 (8) Holdingford 76 (9) Minnewaska 49 (10) Eden Valley-Watkins 47.5

Championship Matches


106 POUNDS - Dereck Ellingson, TW, dec Mason Blair, Min 7-0

113 POUNDS: Cael Carlson, Wil, pin Ayden Friese, QC, 0:51

120 POUNDS: Anthony Axford, TW, pin Josh Miley, Wil, 2:33

126 POUNDS: Alex Kern, SCT, dec Jordan Winter, SCM 1-0

132 POUNDS: Dallas Hooper, SCT, pin Clay Carlson, Wil, 3:40

138 POUNDS: Graham Nistler, SCT, dec. Ethan Thein, QC, 5-2

145 POUNDS: Logan Axford, TW, dec. Grant Ascheman, Ben, 6-2

152 POUNDS: Austin Brenner, SCT, dec. Logan Walkow, Wil, 3-0


160 POUNDS: Will Funk, SCM, majdec. Aaron Zosel, Ben, 13-0

170 POUNDS: Colten Carlson, Wil, pin Kirby Winson, QC, 2:54

182 POUNDS: Cole Schreder, SCT, dec. Mitch Koosman, Ben, 3-2

195 POUNDS: Tyler Hugg, SCT, dec. Israel Rodriguez, KMS, 7-0

220 POUNDS: Karter VanHeuveln, KMS, pin Brian Bratsch, QC, 2:55

285 POUNDS: Brady Reigstad, Wil, dec. Colton Kinney, KMS, 5-4

Consolation Results

106 POUNDS -  3rd: Will Magaards, KMS … 4th: Alex Backes, Wil …. 5th: Chase Lytle, SCM … 6th: David Hidelgo, QC

113 POUNDS -  3rd: Nate Loxtercamp, SCM … 4th: Hunter Mondor, Ben … 5th: Trevyn Ludwig, EVW … 6th: Derek VanDam, TW

120 POUNDS -  3rd: Jacob Carlson, KMS … 4th: Avery Christensen, Hol … 5th: Karter Wensmann, SCM … 6th: Everett Eken, EVW

126 POUNDS -  3rd: Dylan Rudningen, KMS … 4th: Ethan Roux, Wil … 5th: Gunner Stier, QC …  6th: Adam Koosman, Ben

132 POUNDS -  3rd: Bradley Hellermann, SCM … 4th: Tori Rupp, QC … 5th: Ryan Skroch, Hol … 6th: Austin Axford, TW

138 POUNDS -  3rd: Caleb Collins, KMS … 4th: Spencer Winter, Min

145 POUNDS -  3rd:Luke Dorn, SCT … 4th: Derek Krieger, KMS … 5th: Cole Hatch, QC … 6th: Lincoln Shinn, Wil

152 POUNDS -  3rd: Wyatt Jones, KMS … 4th: Luke Glasener, SCM … 5th: Miles Kattevold, QC … 6th: Tyler Dockendorf, EVW

160 POUNDS -  3rd:Aaron Maleska, Hol … 4th: Jayden Sundstrom, SCT …. 5th: Sean Grosklags, QC … 6th: John Salzl, EVW

170 POUNDS -  3rd: Brandin Dahl, KMS … 4th: Braxton Garceau, SCT … 5th: Dan Lenarz, Ben … 6th: Brandon Skroch, Hol

182 POUNDS -  3rd: Austin Friese, QC … 4th: Nolan Prokott, Hol … 5th: David Gordon, KMS … 6th: Logan Donnay, EVW

195 POUNDS -  3rd: Roberto Raya, SCM … 4th: Tyler Vanluik, Min … 5th: Hayden Johnson, QC … 6th: Andrew Reigstad, Wil

220 POUNDS -  3rd: Micah Mangel, SCT … 4th: Cole Olson, TW … 5th: Jujstin Skaro, Wil … 6th: Matt Utsch, EVW

285 POUNDS -  3rd: Walker Nienaber, Hol … 4th: Jimmy Thomas, SCM … 5th: Ethan Becker, QC … 6th: Ross Grussing, Ben




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