Kruse wins NCC title at 182
Algona only had one wrestler make the finals in the 2018 North Central Conference wrestling meet but senior Calvin Kruse made sure the red-and-black came home with a title as he prevailed in the 182-pound class.
The Bulldogs finished in sixth place as a team with 112 team points in the league meet held at Humboldt on Saturday, Jan. 20 as two wrestlers ended up in third place, a trio of grapplers took fourth, one Algona wrestler was fifth and four more placed sixth.
Kruse won a 4-0 decision over Riley McWhirter of Iowa Falls-Alden in the finals as he earned a three-point near fall late in the second period and scored one point with an escape 20 seconds into the third period to improve to 28-12 on the year.
For more on this story, please see the Jan. 25 issue of Kossuth County Advance.