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Updated: Waldvogel gets 100th win in wrestling tourney at Albany

Osakis junior Colton Waldvogel poses with his 100 wins poster after accomplishing the feat during the Albany Tournament on Feb. 10. (Submitted photo)

The Osakis wrestling team finished seventh at the Albany Purple Pride Invite on Friday night with 76.5 points out of the eight-team field.

It was the final tuneup for the Silverstreaks before heading to the Section 5A team tournament at Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg High School yesterday, Tuesday. Hutchinson won the Albany tournament with 228 points. Becker was second at 187.5 and Albany had 177 points in third.

The lone title for Osakis came from Colton Waldvogel at 152 pounds as the junior picked up his 100th career win in the process. He capped off another impressive day by winning a 3-2 decision over Alex Pachan in the championship.

Isaac Mattson had a fifth-place finish for the Silverstreaks at 113 pounds after winning a 10-5 decision in his final match. Seth Johnson was second at 120 after falling in a 7-1 decision in the title match to Hutchinson’s Dasin Mateski.

Gage Zieske was third at 132 pounds. He won a 13-5 major decision over Blake Paulson of Becker in the third-place match. Logan Hartshorn added a top-six finish by taking third at 160 pounds after pinning Christian Sells of Hutchinson in 3:27 in his final match of the day. Dominic Strom was sixth at 170 pounds to round out the podium finishers for the Silverstreaks.

After Tuesday’s team tournament, Osakis will head to the 5A individual tournament Feb. 24-25 at New London-Spicer High School.

TEAM FINISHES – Hutchinson – 228; Becker – 187.5; Albany – 177; St. Cloud Apollo – 158; Kimball Area – 106; Mora – 86; Osakis – 76.5; BOLD - 54

Eric Morken

Eric Morken is the sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press and Osakis Review newspapers in Douglas County, MN. Follow him on Twitter at echo_sports.

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