SJU Competes Dec. 21 at Las Vegas’ Desert Duals

Johnnie Wrestling travels to Las Vegas for four duals on Monday, Dec. 21, at the Flamingo Hotel & Casino. SJU is scheduled to wrestle No. 27 Delaware Valley (Pa.), No. 6 Alma (Mich.), No. 10 Coe (Iowa) and No. 16 Baldwin Wallace (Ohio), beginning at 10 a.m. CT.

Saint John's JohnniesA LOOK AT THE JOHNNIES: Saint John’s earned its first dual win of the season with a 38-12 victory at St. Olaf this past Monday (Dec. 14) in Northfield. SJU (1-6 dual record) took advantage of three forfeits and three-bonus point wins in the victory. The Johnnies won the first five weights, including pins from senior John Wells(Janesville, Wis./Milton) and junior Branden Schorr (Mantorville, Minn./Kasson-Mantorville) at 125 and 157 pounds, respectively. St. Olaf stopped the bleeding with back-to-back wins from Sameh Almousa (165) and Garrett Beaman (174). Junior Glenn Castro (Thousand Oaks, Calif./Westlake) added five more points to the team’s ledger with a technical fall at 184 pounds. The Oles’ Zack Gibson, who is ranked as high as sixth nationally by D3wrestle.com, ended the dual with a narrow 2-0 win over junior Colin Fisher (Eagan, Minn.) at heavyweight.

WHO IS GOING: SJU is expected to have these wrestlers ready to go Dec. 21 in Las Vegas:

125: Riley Drew, Ben Kollaja, John Wells
133: Chris Ortman
141: Ben Henle, Mike Pleski
149: Branden Schorr
157: Hunter Hicks, Brian McCann
165: Jack Barsody, Nick Hoff, Mike Wagner
174: Muqkadeen Poole
184: Glenn Castro, Luke Dodd, Robert Tait
197: Nick Pegelow
285: Colin Fisher, Bryan Scepaniak

RANKED WRESTLERS: The Johnnies have the potential of facing 12 nationally-ranked wrestlers on Monday.

No. 27 Delaware Valley (0-2 dual record)
-No. 10 Conor Kirkegard (133 lbs.)
-No. 2 Zach Roseberry (285 lbs.)

No. 6 Alma (6-0 dual record)
-No. 4 Shawn Brewer (157 lbs.)
-No. 5/9 Travis Heller (174 lbs.)
-No. 7 Jamie Jakes (197 lbs.)
-No. 3 Trevor Maresh (285 lbs.)

No. 10 Coe (2-0 dual record)
-No. 1 Farai Sewera (165 lbs.)
-No. 2 Ryan Harrington (174 lbs.)

No. 16 Baldwin Wallace (7-3 dual record)
-No. 3/4 Jesse Gunter (133 lbs.)
-No. 10 Joe Schmidt (149 lbs.)
-No. 5/6 David Shapiro (165 lbs.)
-No. 6/7 Garrett Chase (174 lbs.)

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