Ten kindergarten through eighth grade Albert Lea Area wrestlers placed at the Gopher State National Tournament in Monticello on Feb. 9 and 10. More than 1,000 wrestlers participated. Four Albert Lea Area wrestlers made the finals and six more also placed in the top five. Champions were Brody Nielson and Caleb Talamantes. Zach Glazier and Cole Glazier earned second, Blake Simon, Gavin Ignaszewski and Nic Cantu took third, Kail Wynia and Mike Olson took fourth and Joey Flores took fifth. Front row from the left are Olson, Talamantes, Cole Glazier, Wynia and Flores. Second row from the left are Cantu, Nielson, Ignaszewski, Simon and Zach Glazier. --Submitted
Ten kindergarten through eighth grade Albert Lea Area wrestlers placed at the Gopher State National Tournament in Monticello on Feb. 9 and 10. More than 1,000 wrestlers participated. Four Albert Lea Area wrestlers made the finals and six more also placed in the top five. Champions were Brody Nielson and Caleb Talamantes. Zach Glazier and Cole Glazier earned second, Blake Simon, Gavin Ignaszewski and Nic Cantu took third, Kail Wynia and Mike Olson took fourth and Joey Flores took fifth. Front row from the left are Olson, Talamantes, Cole Glazier, Wynia and Flores. Second row from the left are Cantu, Nielson, Ignaszewski, Simon and Zach Glazier. -- Submitted

Albert lea youth wrestlers compete at national tournament

Published 9:19am Monday, February 18, 2013