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Tigers pounce on Packer wrestlers

The Austin wrestling team lost to Albert Lea (3-1 overall, 3-1 Big Nine) 73-6 in Ove Berven Gym Thursday.

Austin junior Adam Vlasaty won by forfeit at 220-pounds to pick up the lone win for the Packers (0-5 overall, 0-3 Big Nine).

At 120 pounds, Austin senior Anthony Valencia nearly came up with a first period pin against AL’s Carsen Knutson, after trailing 4-1 early. Valencia led 6-4 after the first period, but Knutson scored 12 points in the second period and won the match with a third period pin.

Austin’s Sean Donovan attempts to turn Albert Lea’s Tucker Eriksmoen at 126 pounds Thursday night in Ove Berven Gym. Eric Johnson/photodesk@austindailyherald.com

Albert Lea 73, Austin 6

106: Nick Korman (AL) won by forfeit

113: Alvin Wasmoen (AL) won by forfeit

120: Carsen Knutson (AL) pinned Anthony Valencia (4:57)

126: Tucker Eriksmoen (AL) pinned Sean Donovan (A) (1:12)

132: Cameron Davis (AL) pinned Lathan Wilson (A) (2:56)

138: Carter Miller (AL) 10-3 dec. over Sam Oehlfke (A)

145: Cole Glazier (AL) pinned Tommy Fritz (A) (3:05)

152: Henry Eggum (AL) pinned Brenan Winkels (A) (1:24)

Austin’s Anthony Valencia tries to manuever the advantage against Albert Lea’s Carsen Knutson Thursday night in Ove Berven Gym. Eric Johnson/photodesk@austindailyherald.com

160: Caleb Talmantes (AL) won by forfeit

170: Kadin Indrelie (AL) pinned Mark Tamke (A) (:55)

182: Tyler Barney (AL) won by forfeit

195: Adam Semple (AL) won by forfeit

220: Adam Vlasaty (A) won by forfeit

285: Caleb Banks (AL) 10-0 maj. dec. over Luis Nieto Vasquesz (A)

Austin’s Sam Oehlfke tries to gain advantage on Albert Lea’s Carter Miller at 138 pounds Thursday night in Ove Berven Gym. Eric Johnson/photodesk@austindailyherald.com