Middle school wrestling wins championship over defending champs

Published 9:29 am Wednesday, November 21, 2012


The Albert Lea middle school wrestling team started its season Nov. 17 at a seven-team tournament in Waseca. The Tigers score 189.5 points to take the championship from the defending Simley Spartans who scored 167 points. Twelve wrestlers were individual champions including Nic Cantu, Tyler Beckius, Joseph Peterson, Jacob Johnsrud, Jessie Hernandez, Gavin Ignaszewski, Ty Harms, Hunter Lowman, Noah Nelson, Dylan Lestrud, Tanner Palmer and Kaleb Malakowsky. The wrestlers pictured include Zechariah Livingston, Joseph Peterson, Tyler Beckius, Nic Cantu, Jacob Johnsrud, Garrett Grandstrand, Zach Glazier, Drake Bullis, Noah Nelson, Ty Harms, Gavin Ignaszewski, Jessie Hernandez, Ethan Peek, Blake Simon, Dylan Lestrud, Alex Bledsoe, Brady Nielsen, Hunter Lowman, Marcus McCullough, Riet Lony, Tanner Palmer, Derek Mauricio, Matthew Palmer and Kaleb Malakowsky.