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Observer/Advocate
P.O. Box 429
Mt. Lake, MN 56159
Phone: 507-427-2725
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Windom-Mt. Lake hadtwo champions and another

runner-up at Saturday’s

Pizza Ranch Invitational

wrestling tournament, held

at Jackson.

Senior Joe Fischenich won

the title at 138 pounds while

senior Jared Willaby captured

first at 145 pounds.

That led the Cobra team to

a seventh-place finish in the

team standings.

“We wrestled very well

from 106 up to 145,” Cobra

Co-Coach Nick Kulseth said.

“All of those guys placed. We

even had a guy wrestling unattached

at 126 who placed.

We did about as well as we

could have done down low.”

Adrian won the meet with

189 points. WML scored 120.

Individually, the Cobras

had a pair of champions

at the tournament. At 138

pounds, Fischenich won

a trio of decisions before

claiming a 6-0 victory over

Xavier Rosenbloom of Eagan

in the finals.

“Joe is really hard to score

on,” Kulseth said. “He’s very

commanding in his matches.

He isn’t going out getting

pins, but his technique is

sound. He gets his offense

going, but he’s really hard

to score on. That’s something

he learned at the state

tournament last year. He’s

really coming around and

he’s really tough when he

has a lead.”

At 145 pounds, Willaby

won a fall and a decision,

then claimed a 5-2 decision

win over Johnny Stephens

of Sioux City East in the

championship.

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