Albert Lea Wrestlers beat Byron, advance to Section Semifinals

(From Head Coach Paul Durbahn

Albert Lea hosted a prelim and quarterfinal round of the MSHSL Section 1AA wrestling tournament today. In the preliminary round #6 seeded Byron beat #11 Pine Island 58-16 while Albert Lea had a first round bye. In the quarterfinals #3 seeded Albert Lea defeated #6 Byron 53 – 18.

Albert Lea advances to the semifinals that will take place Saturday at noon at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester. Albert Lea will face the #2 seed Zumbrota-Mazeppa. The finals will take place at 2pm.
Albert Lea lost to Zumbrota-Mazeppa 51-15 earlier this season and they hope to turn that dual around.
Wrestlers performed really well tonight and really came out with the right attitude. They wrestled with a lot of heart and toughness. Nick Korman came away with a really nice win at 132 pounds defeating Byron’s Jacob Thompson 4-3. Thompson is a two time state entrant for Byron.
Results below.

Albert Lea Area defeated Byron 53-18

  • 106 – Michael Olson (Albert Lea Area) over Ben Steele (Byron) Fall 4:25
  • 113 – Logan Davis (Albert Lea Area) over Joe Von Arx (Byron) Fall 1:44
  • 120 – Brody Ignaszewski (Albert Lea Area) over John Paul Lorentz (Byron) Fall 3:38
  • 126 – Aivin Wasmoen (Albert Lea Area) over Brayden Lorentzen (Byron) Maj 15-4
  • 132 – Nick Korman (Albert Lea Area) over Jacob Thompson (Byron) Dec 4-3
  • 138 – Cameron Davis (Albert Lea Area) over Garrett Nemechek (Byron) Fall 3:17
  • 145 – Maxwell Petersen (Byron) over Mavrick Attig (Albert Lea Area) Fall 1:06
  • 152 – Gavin Bartel (Byron) over Carter Miller (Albert Lea Area) Dec 10-9
  • 160 – Derrick McMillian (Albert Lea Area) over Charlie Blom (Byron) Fall 4:27
  • 170 – Blake Braun (Albert Lea Area) over Luke Scheuer (Byron) Maj 9-1
  • 182 – Beau Lorentzen (Byron) over Mason Attig (Albert Lea Area) Dec 8-6
  • 195 – Luke Moller (Albert Lea Area) over Tyler Strain (Byron) Fall 1:59
  • 220 – Kadin Indrelie (Albert Lea Area) over William Roth (Byron) Fall 0:12
  • 285 – Carter Geerts (Byron) over Ben Schwemmler (Albert Lea Area) Fall 1:03