Austin wrestlers take sixth at Veldman Invitational

Published 6:53 am Monday, February 1, 2010

The Austin wrestling team finished sixth at the Veldman Invitational at South St. Paul Saturday.

The Packers combined for 135 points in the 16-team field. Monticello placed first with 251.5

For Austin, Michael Hirsch placed first at 185 pounds with a 3-0 effort on the day that takes his record to 25-1 for the year. After a first-round bye, Hirsch scored a pin and two technical falls.

At 145 pounds, Howie Underwood placed second, going 2-1 on the day. Underwood is 19-5 for the year.

Team results

1. Monticello 251.5

2. South St. Paul 160

3. Lakeville North 157.5

4. Burnsville 146

5. Pierz-Healy 145.5

6. Austin 135

7. Park Cottage Grove 119

8. Farmington 113.5

9. Benilde St. Margarets 103.5

10. North St. Paul 75

11. St. Paul Harding 62

12. Mankato East 57.5

13. St. Paul Central 56

14. Cretin-Durham Hall 33

15. St. Paul Como Park       29

16. Mound Westonka          27

Other Austin placewinners:

Devon Felten 4th at 103 lbs.  1-2 on the day, 18-9 on the year

Brennen Russell 5th at 112 lbs.  4-1 on the day, 20-9 on the year

Erick Power 5th at 119 lbs.  4-1 on the day, 18-11 on the year

Alex Amrich 8th at 125 lbs.   2-3 on the day, 11-14 on the year

Aaron Juenger 7th at 160 lbs.  3-2 on the day, 12-18 on the year

Brett Kraemer 5th at 215 lbs. 4-1 on the day, 13-13 on the year

Thomas Herrera 4th at 285 lbs.  1-2 on the day, 15-13 on the year