Willmar Classic
The new Quad County wrestling program served notice of their arrival Friday with a third place finish in the Willmar Classic wrestling tournament in Willmar.

Willmar Classic
The new Quad County wrestling program served notice of their arrival Friday with a third place finish in the Willmar Classic wrestling tournament in Willmar.

Area wrestling power Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg locked down the top spot muscling their way into half of the 14 championship matches. The host squad, Willmar, would come in second 4.5 points behind KMS’s winning point total. Quad County, meanwhile, would come in behind the juggernauts and edge out Benson, who they beat in a dual by two points the night before; finishing 2.5 points ahead of the Braves in Willmar.

“It was a real good showing for us. We wrestled well after having a long night the night before,” said head wrestling coach Dave Wingert.

Quad County seniors Aaron Lalim and Jason Mertens would wrestle their way to championship matches; Lalim at 170 and Merten’s at heavyweight.

Team scoring
(1) Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 216 (2) Willmar 211.5 (3) Quad County 137.5 (4) Benson 135 (5) Montevideo 118.5 (6) Eden Valley-Watkins 94 (7) Sauk Centre/Melrose 86 (8) St. Cloud Tech 81 (9) Minnewaska 75 (10) Redwood Valley

Championship matches
106: Joseph Weaver, Min, fall. Luke Dorn, SCT, 3:34 Third: Jacob Bollig, Wil, fall Christian Kanten, Mon, 5:03
113: Juan Resendez, Wil, fall, Brett Olsen, RV, 4:33 Third: Victor Rivera, Quad, fall Trenton Abrego, Ben, 3:43 Fifth: Jonathan Tostenson, KMS, dec Austin Brenner, SCT, 9-4
120: Nick Meyer, KMS, fall Dillon Thooft, RV, 5:51 Third: Zach Lueders, Wil, dec. Colten Specht, Quad, 6-0 Fifth: Tyler Donnay, EVW, majdec Tucker Brouwer, SCT, 15-4
126: Cody Peters, KMS, dec Morgan Staton, Ben, 10-4 Third: Nate Mittag, Wil, fall Donavin McCann, EVW, 2:48 Fifth: Bailey Eickhoff, Mon, default Will Funk, SCM
132: Austin Miley, Wil, dec Spencer Sulflow, Mon, 12-5 Third: Grant Ascheman, Ben, dec Zach Blonigan, EVW, 7-6 Fifth: Trevor Fagen, Quad, dec Casey Thorson, KMS, 10-5
138: Ben Lundebrek, Ben, fall Logan Knoshal, Mon, 5:51 Third: Tommy Latzka, SCM, fall Kirby Winson, Quad, 3:15 Fifth: Eli Gunderson, Wil, fall Derek Krieger, KMS, 3:11
145: Travis Deegan, Wil, dec Bryce Goff, Ben, 8-4 Third: Mitch Kwilinski, Mon, dec Travis Lamecker, KMS, 7-2 Fifth: John Sclzl, EVW, fall Dereck Karasch, SCm, 2:38
152: Zach Carlson, KMS, dec Colten Carlson, Wil, 11-6 Third: Cain Renner, EVW, fall Mason Kwilinski, Mon, 5:06 Fifth: Chase Rahe, RV, dec Wyatt Hatch, Quad, 6-0
160: Austin Peterson, EVW, fall Cody Hammerschmidt, Ben, 5:45 Third: Vaughn Johnson, Wil, fall Zach Fischer, Quad, 1:33 Fifth: Kyle Baker, KMS, dec Anthony Quigley, Mon, 7-4
170: Jordon Rothers, KMS, fall Aaron Lalim, Quad, 2:28 Third: Justin Welling, Mon, techfall Patrick Niehaus, SCT, 17-0 Fifth: Kory Welgraven, Wil, fall Logan Wigton, Wil, 2:25
182: Austin Rothers, KMS, dec. Taylor Lundebreck, Min, 2-1 Third: Artruo Stefanoni, SCM, fall Trevor Berreau, Ben, 7-6, OT Fifth: David Nelson, Mon, dec Darius O’Neill, Wil, 6-0
195: Jorge Munoz-Peterson, KMS, dec Brad Jacobs, Min, 4-1 Third: Landon Evans, Quad, fall Jalen Cabrera, Wil, 1:27 Fifth: Jordan Flinn, Mon, default Alex Thompson, SCM
220: Chase Norton, KMS, dec Noah Voigt, SCT, 5-3 Third: Trey Cox, Quad, dec Saul Ellering, SCM, 5-0 Fifth: Lyle Miller, EVW, fall Jr. Formo, Min, 4:14
285: Cass Herzog, Wil, dec Jason Mertens, Quad, 3-2 Third: Jared Nieland, SCT, dec Tyler Jensen, Ben, 8-2 Fifth: Charlie Barhorst, SCM, default Felix Tapia, KMS, 2:27