Wrestling: Thunder ousted by Annandale-Maple Lake

Zimmerman’s dual meet wrestling season ended with a 60-13 loss to Annandale/Maple Lake in the Section 6AA first round on Tuesday evening at Becker.

The Thunder wins were Hunter Smith’s major decision at 120 against Jake Laudenbach, Austin May’s pin in 3:26 of Hunter Hicks at  145, and Mitch Robinson’s 10-3 win over Derek Rachel at 182.

The Thunder, young and shorthanded, with at least four forfeits each match, finished 3-16.

“We have improved every day. That’s the main thing,” said coach Jason Thompson.  “Another week of practice and we’ll be ready for (section) individuals.”

The individuals tourney will be held Feb. 24-25 at Annandale.