Wrestling team going to State

Thursday, February 24, 2011
Albert Lea Tribune | Andrew Dyrdal

Photos by Jon Theuer

ROCHESTER - The Albert Lea wrestling team is as tight as the black brace that supports Carter Kortan's torn up knee.

So tight that less than one month after tearing the ACL in his right knee, Carter took the mat Saturday and grimaced through the greatest loss of his career. After having not wrestled since Jan. 20, the 171-pound senior lifted his team with an inspiring 7-2 defeat to Owatonna's Ben Zeman, holding the Huskies at bay and allowing his twin brother Conner to clinch a state tournament berth the very next match.