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Amundson wins 150th as Cards finish third at Monticello

By Lori Mork Sports Editor The last two weeks of action by the Cardinal wrestlers has not been for the faint of heart. The Redbirds had one dual meet, one triangular, an eight-team invitational at Buffalo and now a nine-team invitational at Monti...

By Lori Mork

Sports Editor

The last two weeks of action by the Cardinal wrestlers has not been for the faint of heart.

The Redbirds had one dual meet, one triangular, an eight-team invitational at Buffalo and now a nine-team invitational at Monticello on Saturday.

They came through the last competition with a 3-1 record, demonstrating the depth on the Alexandria roster.

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"Going into the tournament with the teams that were at Monticello, we knew it would be a tough day," said Cardinal head coach Tom Ellison. "We didn't wrestle with our full lineup all day.

"I thought our team responded well without some of our regular guys in the lineup. Some of our JV wrestlers had to step in and fill some varsity spots.

"Josh Hobbs, Jake Haan, Adam Patrick and Cole Ellison all saw varsity action during the day," he added. "It will come in handy later this season and seasons to come as we get as many wrestlers varsity experience as we can."

After a flurry of matches the last two weeks, Ellison was pleased that his team came through in good health.

"This week will give us an opportunity to rest up and get back to some basics in the practice room," he said. "We don't have any competition until Friday when we travel to Moorhead."

Taylor Morical, Charlie Kirscht, Lucas Betterman, Tanner Weltzin, John Amundson, Nate Kelly and Tom Bouressa all went undefeated on the day, with Amundson recording his 150 career win, increasing his lead as the wrestler with the most wins in Cardinal history.

MONTICELLO DUALS

SATURDAY, JANUARY 12

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Pool A

Litchfield 51, Rocori 25

Monticello 43, Litchfield 20

Monticello 57, Rocori 18

Pool B

Park 41, Maple Grove 34

Park 35, Alexandria 34

Alexandria 58, Maple Grove 16

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Pool C

Hopkins 40, Blaine 30

Prior Lake 42, Hopkins 27

Championship Round

Prior Lake 36, Park 22

Prior Lake 32, Monticello 23

Monticello 62, Park 12

ALEXANDRIA 58, MAPLE GROVE 16

103 - DILL, MG, pinned Brian Eipperle 1:18, 112 - Taylor Morical, Alex, pinned Anderson 0:42, 119 - Charlie Kirscht, Alex, pinned Whirley 4:31, 125 - Lucas Betterman, Alex, maj. dec. Quam 14-3, 130 - Tanner Weltzin, Alex, pinned Jochim 0:42, 135 - John Amundson, Alex, pinned Hanniner 0:59, 140 - Nathan Kelly, Alex, won by forfeit, 145 - Cole Ellison, Alex, pinned Otterson 1:15, 152 - Josh Hobbs, Alex, won by forfeit, 160 - Vollmer, MG, pinned Josh Betterman 3:52, 171 - Mboma, MG, maj. dec. Adam Patrick 16-3, 189 - Isaac Meyer, Alex, pinned Tracy 1:56, 215 - Dillon Schauff, Alex, won by forfeit, HWT - Double forfeit.

ALEXANDRIA 37, LITCHFIELD 30

103 - Ballard, Lit, won by forfeit, 112 - Taylor Morical, Alex, dec. Celander 11-6, 119 - Charlie Kirscht, Alex, pinned Johanneck 0:49, 125 - Lucas Betterman, Alex, pinned Knutson 0:28, 130 - Tanner Weltzin, Alex, won by forfeit, 135 - John Amundson, Alex, maj. dec. Skallberg 13-5, 140 - Nathan Kelly, Alex, dec. Cox 3-1, 145 - Heariet, Lit, pinned Cole Ellison 1:01, 152 - Binsfeld, Lit, dec. Josh Hobbs 8-5, 160 - Josh Betterman, Alex, pinned Berglund 1:37, 171 - Sittig, Lit, pinned Jake Haan 5:44, 189 - Cox, Lit, dec. Isaac Meyer 1-0, 215 - Tom Bouressa, Alex, dec. Kalkbrenner 9-2, HWT - Shepard, Lit, pinned Ross Carlson 2:55.

PARK 35, ALEXANDRIA 34

103 - Gerhardt, Park, pinned Brian Eipperle 3:43, 112 - Taylor Morical, Alex, won by forfeit, 119 - Riley Gustafson, Alex, won by forfeit, 125 - Charlie Kirscht, Alex, pinned Simmons 0:52, 135 - Tanner Weltzin, Alex, dec. Pederson 7-1, 140 - John Amundson, Alex, maj. dec. VanHorn 11-2, 145 - Yaritz, Park, pinned Cole Ellison 1:00, 152 - Gerhamm, Park, tech fall Josh Hobbs 5:00, 160 - Flaata, Park, dec. Josh Betterman 7-4, 171 - Schilling, Park, pinned Jake Haan 1:07, 189 - Kennedy, Park, pinned Isaac Meyer 1:36, 215 - Tom Bouressa, Alex, pinned Allery 4:38, HWT - Paltain, Park, dec. Ross Carlson 4-2.

ALEXANDRIA 52, HOPKINS 18

103 - deSholsvoy, Hop, pinned Brian Eipperle 2:39, 112 - Taylor Morical, Alex, pinned Tinkman 0:33, 119 - Charlie Kirscht, Alex, pinned Haescherl 1:50, 125 - Lucas Betterman, Alex, dec. Morrison 7-3, 130 - Tanner Weltzin, Alex, pinned A. Morrison 1:25, 135 - John Amundson, Alex, pinned Ostrom 105, 140 - Nathan Kelly, Alex, tech fall Block 5:00, 145 - Cole Ellison, Alex, dec. Newcomb 5-3, 152 - Enrico, Hop, pinned Josh Hobbs 2:54, 160 - Agate, Hop, pinned Josh Betterman 2:46, 171- Kyle Fulghum, Alex, pinned Williams 1:59, 189 - Isaac Meyer, Alex, dec. Muzamhindo 13-11, 215 - Dillon Schauff, Alex, dec. Walfoort 7-5 OT, HWT - Tom Bouressa, Alex, pinned Powell 1:07.

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