Albert Lea tops Austin wrestlers
Published 12:01 am Friday, February 12, 2010
The Packer wrestling team had some big individual wins but it fell short on the team scoreboard 51-24 in Albert Lea Thursday in the last regular season dual for the Packers.
Albert Lea racked up seven pins, a major decision and had one forfeit win.
“No excuses to be made tonight, we were beaten by a better team,” Austin head coach Bill Kinney said. “I felt that we lacked some of the fight we have had in recent matches. I obviously didn’t have our team ready for this dual. However, we will keep working to improve. We have a clear picture of what it is going to take to succeed in our section tournaments.”
Austin’s Mike Hirsch (30-1 overall) and Howie Underwood (24-5 overall) cruised with first period pins and Thomas Herrera extended his Big Nine record to 8-1 with a 4-2 decision in the heavyweight match.
With the loss, Austin (8-11 overall, 6-2 Big Nine) will settle for third place in the Big Nine.
103—Garrett Wangsness (AL) pinned Devon Felton 1:59
112—Lucas Hansen (AL) maj. dec. Brennen Russell 11-2
119— Erik Power (A) dec. Devin Nelson 7-1
125— Trey Hable (AL) tech. fall Alex Amrich 2:53
130—Dalton Westerlund (AL) pinned Dylan Diekmann 3:03
135—Cory Hansen (AL) pinned Jason Dulitz 1:06
140—Trevor Rasmussen (AL) won by forfeit
145—Howie Underwood (A) pinned Caleb Kolodge 1:59
152—Carter Kortan (AL) pinned Michael Bednar 1:25
160—Connor Kortan (AL) pinned Aaron Juenger 1:48
171—Mitch Webb (AL) pinned Jerrad Ryks 3:12
189—Michael Hirsch (A) pinned Reid Anderson 0:26
215—Brett Kraemer (A) pinned Caleb Gaudian 3:19
285—Thomas Herrera (A) dec. Alex Nielsen 4-2.