Albert Lea wins Champlin Park tourney

Published 10:07am Monday, January 21, 2013

CHAMPLIN — The No. 4 Albert Lea wrestling team boosted its record to 16-1 by going 3-0 in dual action at the Champlin Park tournament Saturday.

The Tigers defeated Hibbing 62-21 in the first round, St. Francis 49-21 in the semifinals and Maple Grove 70-6 in the finals.

“It was a good weekend for us,” Albert Lea head wrestling coach Larry Goodnature said. “We got a lot of falls.”

Four Tigers pinned all of his opponents: Garrett Wangsness, Devin Nelson, Derek Samudio and Tristan Westerlund.

Westerlund earned the fastest and second-fastest falls for Albert Lea. He pinned Bo Blanske of St. Francis in 39 seconds, and he took down Billy Hebert of Maple Grove in 43 seconds.

Also going undefeated were Beau Johnsrud, Trevor Westerlund, Dakota Wangsness, Lucas Hansen and Tim Christianson.

“All of our wrestlers wrestled very well,” Albert Lea assistant coach Neal Skaar said. “We continue to press our opponents hard for the entire match and work aggressively for the fall.”

Next, the Tigers will host Owatonna at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26. It will be Albert Lea’s third home meet of the season.

 

Albert Lea 49, St. Francis 21

 

106 — Beau Johnsrud (AL) dec. Daniel Worthington, 7-4

113 — Garrett Wangsness (AL) fall Mason Hall, 3:03

120 — Trevor Westerlund (AL) fall Andrew Wasche, 2:49

126 — Dakota Wangsness (AL) fall Aaron Wilson, 2:44

132 — Devin Nelson (AL) fall Tyler Dahlstrom, 1:40

138 — Derek Samudio (AL) fall Alex Wilson, 2:59

145 — Alex Eastman (SF) fall Santana Acosta, 5:10

152 — Lucas Hansen (AL) fall Tyler Phelps, 1:12

160 — Taylor Charles (SF) dec. Bany Chan, 5-3

170 — Tyler Reitz (SF) dec. Nick Kromminga, 7-1

182 — Tim Christianson (AL) maj. dec. Anthony Norman, 14-2

195 — Tristan Westerlund (AL) fall Bo Blanske, 0:39

220 — Conan Sandberg (SF) fall Matt Nemec, 0:48

285 — Adam Blue (SF) dec. Jacob Kunkel, 5-2

 

Albert Lea 62, Hibbing 21

 

106 — Morgan Fuenffinger (H) forfeit

113 — Trevor Westterlund (AL) tech. fall Doug Fillbrandt, 3:19, 24-4

120 — Garrett Wangsness (AL) fall Tyler McClain, 1:30

126 — Dakota Wangsness (AL) dec. Tone Fuenffinger, 2-0

132 — Devin Nelson (AL) fall David Ballek, 1:12

138 — Derek Samudio (AL) tech fall Cole Rybachek, 6:00, 16-0

145 — Santana Acosta (AL) maj. dec. Will Maki, 13-3

152 — Lucas Hansen (AL) forfeit

160 — Bany Chan (AL) dec. Levi Balleck, 7-4

170 — Nick Kromminga (AL) fall Zack Gustavson, 1:07

182 — Tim Christianson (AL) fall Josh Weberg , 0:48

195 —Tristan Westerlund (AL) fall Ryan Pierson, 1:29

220 — Jaban Weber (H) fall Matt Nemec, 5:18

285 — Jacob Kunkel (AL) fall Owen Philbrick, 3:37

 

Albert Lea 70, Maple Grove 6

 

106 — Beau Johnsrud (AL) maj. dec. Tyler Shilson, 14-0

113 — Trevor Westerlund (AL) sudden vic. Brad Osatiuk, 6-4

120 — Garrett Wangsness (AL) fall Logan Dick, 5:20

126 — Dakota Wangsness (AL) fall jack Herbes, 2:56

132 — Devin Nelson (AL) fall Mike Edison, 0:58

138 — Derek Samudio (AL) fall Theo Gee, 2:23

145 — Santana Acosta (AL) fall Dominic Thielen, 4:46

152 — Lucas Hansen (AL) fall Will Sueher, 0:45

160 — Bany Chan (AL) fall Michael Rengal, 0:54

170 — Nick Kromminga (AL) fall Quin Anderson, 0:35

182 — Tim Christianson (AL) dec. Taylor Tison, 7-3

195 — Tristan Westerlund (AL) fall Billy Hebert, 0:43

220 — Barry Ndip (MG) fall Matt Nemec, 3:37

285 — Jacob Kunkel (AL) forfeit