Rochester CTC at North Iowa Area Duals

Rochester Community and Technical College Wrestling Program went 4-2 in three days of dual wrestling. RCTC finished up today wrestling at North Iowa Area Community College in Mason City. The three days started on Thursday with a 47-3 victory at home over Itasca Community College. On Friday the team traveled to Northfield to face Saint Olaf and went home with a 28-21 win over the Ole’s. Saturday was the final day and the Yellowjackets split a pair of matches with the schools from the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference.

To start the day the Yellowjackets faced NJCAA powerhouse Iowa Central and came out on top with a 34-18 win. “This is the first time in my career that we have beaten Iowa Central,” said Rochester Coach Randy Rager. “I know that they are a great program and I am very pleased with how the guys wrestled. Our guys were very physical on their feet and the mat. We were also able to push the temp of the match. I think we were in better shape and that really proved to make the difference in the matches.”

Rochester CTC 34, Iowa Central 18
125 – Carson Henry (R) won by forfeit;
133 – Dillon Solberg (R) pinned Tyler Reiste, 6:27
141 – Grant Kyllo (R) dec. Stephen Mincey, 11-9
149 – Ray Welch (IC) pinned Zach Curry, 2:15
157 – Devin Geoghegan (IC) pinned Dale Hall, 2:15
165 – Dominic Sipe (R) dec Dillon Geoghegan (IC), 7-2
174 – Garrett Miller (R) pinned Kenan Jackson, 2:16
184 – Logan Barrett (R) major dec. Joe Stanton, 8-0
197 – Joe Bunne (R) pinned Brandon Bradney, 2:28
275 – Chris Ballard (IC) won by forfeit

The second dual was against Ellsworth Community College. RCTC ended up losing a wrestler to an injury in the IA Central dual and had to forfeit a weight. This was too much to make up and the Jackets lost 27-21.

Ellsworth 27, Rochester CTC 21
125 – Henry (R) pinned Da”Wanye Robertson, 2:10
133 – Eric Franklin (E) major dec. Solberg, 11-1
141 – Tyler Lashbrook (E) dec. Kyllo, 7-6
149 – Coby Carson (E) pinned Curry, :23
157 – Brandon Dickens (E) won by forfeit
165 – Sipe (R) pinned Nate Woodward, 1:01
174 – Miller (R) pinned Kory Schmelzer, 3:57
184 – Barrett (R) pinned Edwin Wilson, 2:10
197 – Josh DaSilveria (E) major dec. Bunne, 13-3
285 – Josh Lambrecht (E) major dec. Isaac Eichmann, 13-2

In the third dual, RCTC wrestled against Iowa Western Community College. The Yellowjackets had another injury and were forced to forfeit two weights. The rest of the guys on the team picked it up and RCTC won. 28-21

Rochester CTC 28, Iowa Western 21
125 – Henry (R) pinned Lozano, 2:28
133 – Solberg (R) pinned Stender, 4:21
141 – Stewart (IW) dec. Kyllo, 11-6
149 – Einerson (IW) pinned Curry, :31
157 – Benitz (IW) won by forfeit
165 – Sipe (R) major dec. Dulom, 10-0
174 – Miller (R) pinned Williams, 1:52
184 – Peterson (IW) won by forfeit
197 – Barrett (R) dec. Kloppel, 8-1
285 – Bunne (R) dec. Myers, 12-6

The last dual was against Iowa Lakes Community College. This was an exciting dual, but again….the two forfeits giving Iowa Lakes 12 points was too much. Going into HWT RCTC was leading 24-21, but had to forfeit and Iowa Lakes won 27-24.

Iowa Lakes 27, Rochester CTC 24
125 – Henry (R) dec. Konechne, 17-15;
133 – Rice (IL) pinned Solberg, 2:16;
141 – Kyllo (R) pinned Anderson, 4:39;
149 – Cline (IL) pinned Curry, 2:53;
157 – Smith (IL) won by forfeit.
165 – Sipe (R) pinned Johnson, 1:42;
174 – Nick Lawrence (IL) dec. Miller, 5-2;
184 – Barrett (R) dec. Edwards, 5-4;
197 – Bunne (R) pinned Cothren, :53;
285 – Erickson (IL) won by forfeit.

Individual Results for the 6 duals
6-0: Carson Henry, Dominic Sipe, Logan Barrett
5-1: Joe Bunne
4-2: Dillon Solberg, Grant Kyllo, Garrett Miller

“I knew these three days was going to test the team physically and mentally,” said Rager. “I feel that they did very well and we look forward to seeing their success at the end of the season.”

The team will now get some much deserved rest. The next event is on Thursday January 24th at 7:00PM in the UCR Sports Center against Ridgewater Community College. Admission is FREE.

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