With 4 falls, Tigers beat Falcons 46-30

Published 12:26 am Friday, January 21, 2011

Albert Lea 152-pounder Dalton Westerlund wrestles Faribault’s Dalton Chmelik Thursday in Faribault. -- Mark Remme/Faribault Daily News

The Albert Lea Tigers wrestling team in one step closer to a Big Nine championship after beating the Faribault Falcons 46-30 Thursday in Faribault.

Dakota Wangsness, Tristan Westerlund, Cory Hansen and Caleb Gaudian all earned falls for the Tigers who won seven of the 12 weight classes without forfeits.

The Tigers’ Dalton Westerlund earned a 12-4 major decision over the Falcons’ Dalton Chmellk at 152 pounds.

The Tigers wrestle again Saturday at the Champlin Park Rebel Duals.

Albert Lea 46, Faribault 30

103 — D. Wangsness (AL) fall Ryan Mullennex (F) 3:47

112 — G. Wangsness (AL) wins by forfiet

119 — Taylor Nelson (AL) pinned by Brandon Peters(F)

125 — Tyler Broughtan (F) dec. Spencer Carstens 7-0

130 — Tristan Westerlund (AL) fall Alex Zable (F) 1:29

135 — Trevor Morris (F) fall Ethan Kristy  3:58

140 — Josh Palmer (F) dec. Bany Chan 3-2

145 — Trey Hable (AL) dec.  Matt Purfeerst 9-4

152 — Dalton Westerlund (AL) maj. dec. Dalton Chmelik 12-4

160 — Cory Hansen (AL) fall Alex Miller 1:03

171 — (F) inj. default over Carter Kortan

189 — Conner Kortan (AL) dec. Kevin Palacios 5-2

215 — Caleb Gaudian (AL) fall Logan Hortap 2:51

HWT — Double forfeit