Going into its dual meet against Class 3A's ninth-ranked Alexandria Cardinals, the Brainerd Warriors wrestling team knew it would be spotting its opponent 12 points with forfeits at 189 and 215 pounds.
The 12-point deficit would eventually prove to be the difference in the meet as the Warriors lost to the Cardinals 32-24 in Central Lakes Conference action.
The Warriors received big victories from Scott Padrnos, who won his 125-pound match against fourth-ranked Charlie Kirscht 5-2, and Nick Lingwall at 135 pounds, who pinned eighth-ranked Tanner Weltzin at the 5:18 mark of the second period.
Scott Padrnos scored an upset win.
Aaron Padrnos, at 112 pounds, also won his match by fall at 5:44.
Alexandria 32, Brainerd 24
103: Nick Oakley (B) dec. Brian Eipperle (A) 8-2
112: Aaron Padrnos (B) pinned Anthony McQueen (A) 5:44
119: Brandon Mutz (B) dec. Taylor Morical (A) 10-3
125: Scott Padrnos (B) dec. Charlie Kirscht (A) 5-2
130: Lucas Betterman (A) dec. Nick Grausam (A) 4-2
135: Nick Lingwall (B) pinned Tanner Weltzin (A) 5:18
140: John Amundson (A) dec. Jake Patnode (B) 7-2
Nick Lingwall beat the No. 8 wrestler.
145: Nate Kelley (A) dec. Ryan Loftgren (B) 13-3
152: Mike Kirscht (A) dec. Mack Glasby (B) 19-6
160: John Betterman (A) dec. Greg Flickenger (B) 3-0
171: Chad Ohman (B) dec. Kyle Fughum (A) 7-1
189: Isaac Meyer (A) won by forfeit
215: Dylan Schauff (A) won by forfeit
Hwt: Tom Bourassa (A) dec. Kyle Anderson (B) 8-3
Conference: Brd 1-1. Overall: Brd 2-1. Next: Brainerd in Big Bear tournament at Cass Lake at 11 a.m. Friday and Saturday.
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