Albert Lea's Lucas Hansen wrestles in the championship match of the 138-pound weight class during the Section 1AAA tournament. Hansen was one of seven Tigers to qualify for state. He was also one of four Albert Lea wrestlers to win his weight class. — Micah Bader/Albert Lea Tribune
Albert Lea's Lucas Hansen wrestles in the championship match of the 138-pound weight class during the Section 1AAA tournament. Hansen was one of seven Tigers to qualify for state. He was also one of four Albert Lea wrestlers to win his weight class. — Micah Bader/Albert Lea Tribune

15 area wrestlers punch tickets to state

Published 10:18pm Saturday, February 23, 2013

ROCHESTER — Seven wrestlers from Albert Lea qualified for the individual state tournament by earning first or second place at the Section 1AAA tournament on Saturday: Beau Johnsrud (second place, 106 pounds), Trevor Westerlund (first, 113), Garrett Wangsness (second, 120), Dakota Wangsness (first, 126), Lucas Hansen (first, 138), Triston Westerlund (first, 182) and Jacob Kunkel (second, 285).

Look for a full story in the Feb. 25 Albert Lea Tribune.

In area news, five wrestlers from United South Central qualified for state by taking first or second place at the Section 2A tournament: Jacob Gonsalez (second, 120), Dylan Herman (second, 132), Derek Herman (first, 138), Colten Carlson (first, 182), and Logan Sonnek (second, 220).

Also at the Section 2A tournament, three wrestlers from New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva qualified for state: Cordell Peterson (second, 106), Dillon Kubiatowicz (second, 113), Wyatt Fitterer (second, 285).