Tigers sweep Triangular

Published 9:15 am Friday, December 10, 2010

Albert Lea's Spencer Carstens looks to control a LM-NK wrestler's wrist Thursday. -- Jon Theuer/Albert Lea Tribune

After a successful weekend, the No. 6-ranked Albert Lea Tigers wrestling team looked to keep rolling on Thursday as the Tigers hosted the Rochester Century Panthers and the Lake Mills-Northwood-Kensett Ducks in a triangular.

The Tigers made quick work of both teams as Albert Lea defeated the Panthers and Ducks to move their dual record to 5-0.

In their first match, the Tigers took on Big Nine conference rival Rochester Century.

Albert Lea got off to a quick start as Beau Johnsrud, Dakota Wangsness and Bryce Hoyt all earned six points to push the Tigers out to an early 18-0 lead.

Spencer Carstens, right, wrestles an opponent Thursday at a triangular at Albert Lea High School. -- Jon Theuer/Albert Lea Tribune

The Panthers got on the board at 125 pounds as Jake Allen earned a decision over Lucas Hansen to cut the lead to 18-3.

Albert Lea would respond as the Tigers won the next four matches to take a 37-3 lead going into the 160 pound match-up which matched two ranked wrestler against each other.

Cory Hansen, who is ranked No.3 state, took on Chad Zastrow, who is ranked No. 2 in the state at 160 pounds for Rochester Century.

After a 2-2 tie after the first period, Hansen four points in the second period and earned a 6-3 decision over Zastrow.

After that, the Tigers went on to win two out of the next four weights to cruise past Rochester Century 52-12.

“We had a great team effort,” Albert Lea coach Larry Goodnature said of the match.

In their second match, the Tigers hosted the Lake Mills-Northwood-Kensett Ducks.

“It’s kind of fun wrestling Lake Mills-Northwood-Kensett,” Goodnature said. ” They are a little south of here and we haven’t wrestled them in a while.”

Again, The Tigers got off to a quick start as Johnsrud and Wangsness both earned wins to push Albert Lea out to an early 9-0 lead.

With the score 18-15 after the 145 pound match, Albert Lea won the next five matches, three of the five pins, to push the Tigers out to a 44-15 lead.

“In dual meets, pins are big. they are like a grand slam,” Goodnature said. “And we had four falls to their two falls.”

The Tigers are back in action on Saturday as they host Kasson-Mantorville and Waseca at Albert Lea High school starting at 10 a.m.

Albert Lea 52, Rochester Century 12

103: Beau Johnsrud (AL) fall Jonny Brushaber 2:32

112: Dakota Wangsness (AL) wins by forfeit

119: Bryce Hoyt (AL) fall Tanner Hall 2:30

125: Jake Allen (RC) dec. Lucas Hansen 8-6

130: Spencer Carstens (AL) dec. Clint Allen 8-5

135: Devin Nelson (AL) wins by forfeit

140: Double forfeit

145: Caleb Kolodge (AL) maj. dec. Zach Larson 13-0

152: Dylan Anderson (AL) wins by Forfeit

160: Cory Hansen (AL) dec. Chad Zastrow 6-2

171: Carter Kortan (AL) fall Joe Giather 1:04

189: Connor Kortan (AL) fall Zach Ellefson 1:44

215: Justin Morbeet (RC) wins by forfeit

HWT: Sam Gaul (RC) dec. Alex Nielsen 4-1

Albert Lea 44, Lake Mills-Northwood-Kensett 21

103- Beau Johnsrud (AL) dec. Tristan Boehm, 10-6

112- Dakota Wangsness (AL) pinned Lincoln Boehmer, :50

119- Noah Irons (L) dec. Garrett Wangsness, 5-2

125- Lucas Hanson (AL) tech. fall Cameron Batton, 16-0

130- Spencer Carstens (AL) maj. dec. Mitch Athey, 10-2

135- Andy Dahle (L) pinned Devin Nelson, 1:27

140- Calvin Beal (L) dec. Brandon Ranum, 7-1

145- Blake Huntington (L) dec. Caleb Kolodge, 5-4

152- Trey Hable (AL) maj. dec. Jon Erickson, 14-4

160- Cory Hanson (AL) maj. dec. Royce Byrnes, 14-2

171- Carter Kortan (AL) pinned JR Linquist, 1:31

189- Connor Kortan (AL) pinned Zach Ringham, 5:24

215- Caleb Gaudian (AL) pinned Jaimyan DaVeiga, 1:50

285- Merrick Harig (L) pinned Alex Nielsen, 5:51