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.

RESULTS

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.