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Albert Lea wrestlers compete at youth tournament

Albert Lea area wrestlers competed at the NYWA state tournament April 5-8, according to a press release.

The K-6 team went 3-2 on the weekend and finished the tournament by winning their final pool.

26 Albert Lea area wrestlers competed in the state tournament, including 20 who qualified as individuals.

Albert Lea Area had four champions: Trent Ignaszewski, first/second grade, 61 pounds; Mike Olson fifth/sixth grade, 65 pounds; Brody Ignaszewski, fifth/sixth grade, 70 pounds; and Derrick McMillian, seventh/eighth grade, 140 pounds.

Other place winners were Logan Davis, fifth/sixth grade, 65 pounds, second place; Darrin Linn, third/fourth grade, 80 pounds, second place; Cameron Davis, seventh/eighth grade, 115 pounds, fourth place; Nick Korman, fifth/sixth grade, 80 pounds, fifth place; and Aivin Wasmoen, seventh/eighth grade, 80 pounds, fifth place.

Other state individual competitors were Austin Anderson, Mavrick Attig, Triton Cox, Landen Purdy, Malakai Olson and Cole Janssen.

Invitational competitors were Mason Attig, Devon Groess, Dylan Groess, Maggie Olson and Brecken Wacholz

Five wrestlers were set to compete for team Minnesota at this year’s Heartland Duals April 12-15 in Council Bluffs, Iowa, including Cole Glazier, seventh grade; Derrick McMillian, seventh grade; Mike Olson, sixth grade; Brody Ignaszewski, fifth grade; and Logan Davis, fifth grade.