Johnnie Grapplers Post 2-1 Record at Lakeland Duals

PLYMOUTH, Wis. – Saint John’s wrestling went 2-1 at the Lakeland Duals on Saturday, Jan. 9, in Plymouth, Wis.

SJU (3-11 dual record) started the day with a 30-9 loss to Wisconsin-Eau Claire, but bounced back with wins over the Milwaukee School of Engineering (40-7) and the University of Chicago (33-20).

SJU was originally scheduled to wrestle Dubuque (Iowa) in its second dual of the day, but the opponent was switched to MSOE Saturday morning.

Saint John's JohnniesSenior Mike Pleski (Stacy, Minn./Forest Lake) and junior Teddy Erickson (Annandale, Minn.) each went 3-0 at 133 and 165 pounds, respectively.

Sophomore Nick Pegelow (Eagan, Minn./Eastview) collected a 2-0 record at 197 pounds and senior Ben Henle (Spicer, Minn./New London-Spicer), who is ranked sixth nationally at 141 pounds by D3wrestle.com, registered a 2-1 record with a pair of forfeit wins.

The Johnnies return to action with a dual at Division II MSU-Mankato on Thursday, Jan. 21.

Lakeland Duals Results

Wisconsin-Eau Claire (UWEC) 30, Saint John’s (SJU) 9
125: Zack Sirny (UWEC) tech. fall Ben Kollaja, 16-0 [0-5]
133: Mike Pleski (SJU) dec. Scott Worlund, 7-3 [3-5]
141: Nathaniel Behnke (No. 8, UWEC) major dec. Ben Henle (No. 6), 13-4 [3-9]
149: Roy Munroe (UWEC) pinned Branden Schorr, 4:34 [3-15]
157: Carter Focht (UWEC) dec. T.J. Fulton, 12-5 [3-18]
165: Ryan Behnke (UWEC) dec. Jack Barsody, 8-2 [3-21]
174: Teddy Erickson (SJU) dec. Matthew Laugen, 10-3 [6-21]
184: Jeremy Amundson (UWEC) pinned Glenn Castro, 1:36 [6-27]
197: Nick Pegelow (SJU) dec. Cecil Philson, 9-5 [9-27]
285: Justin Karkula (No. 8, UWEC) dec. Colin Fisher, 7-1 [9-30]

Saint John’s (SJU) 40, Milwaukee School of Eng. (MSOE) 7
125: Ben Kollaja (SJU) won by forfeit [6-0]
133: Mike Pleski (SJU) dec. Bryce Fitzgerald, 5-2 [9-0]
141: Ben Henle (No. 6, SJU) won by forfeit [15-0]
149: Branden Schorr (SJU) pinned TreJon House, 4:20 [21-0]
157: T.J. Fulton (SJU) major dec. Sam Rathburn, 20-12 [25-0]
165: Muqkadeen Poole (SJU) pinned Ryan Snyder, 0:57 [31-0]
174: Teddy Erickson (SJU) won by forfeit [37-0]
184: Devon McCune (MSOE) dec. Luke Dodd, 6-3 [37-3]
197: Nick Pegelow (SJU) dec. Brett Raymond, 8-1 [40-3]
285: Austin Bellile (MSOE) major dec. Colin Fisher, 10-2 [40-7]

Saint John’s (SJU) 33, Chicago (UC) 20
125: Devan Richter (UC) pinned Ben Kollaja, 0:47 [0-6]
133: Mike Pleski (SJU) won by forfeit [6-6]
141: Ben Henle (No. 6, SJU) won by forfeit [12-6]
149: Branden Schorr (SJU) pinned Mason Williams, 1:10 [18-6]
157: Luke Iida (UC) pinned T.J. Fulton, 3:48 [18-12]
165: Nick Ferraro (UC) tech. fall Muqkadeen Poole, 19-4 [18-17]
174: Teddy Erickson (SJU) major dec. Jason Lynch, 11-3 [22-17]
184: Robert Tait (SJU) tech. fall Duncan Payne, 15-0 [27-17]
197: Ryan Walsh (UC) dec. Glenn Castro, 4-1 [27-20]
285: Colin Fisher (SJU) pinned Joseph Scheidt, 0:22 [33-20]

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