Mary 22, Saint John’s 15

Johnnies End Dual Schedule With Loss at Division II Mary

BISMARCK, N.D. – Saint John’s wrestling ended its dual season with a 22-15 loss at Division II Mary (N.D.) on Sunday, Feb. 14, in Bismarck.

The Johnnies (4-15 dual record) jumped out to a 9-0 lead but lost five straight matches.

Saint John's JohnniesSenior John Wells (Janesville, Wis./Milton) started the dual with a pin with one second remaining in the match at 125 pounds and classmate Mike Pleski (Stacy, Minn./Forest Lake) followed with a close 3-2 decision at 133.

Junior Glenn Castro (Thousand Oaks, Calif./Westlake) stopped the bleeding for SJU with a 4-2 win at 184 pounds and sophomore Nick Pegelow (Eagan, Minn./Eastview) tallied his second win of the weekend with a 9-3 decision at 197 pounds.

The Johnnies return to action at the NCAA West Regional, hosted by Augsburg, on Saturday, Feb. 27. The meet is scheduled for 9 a.m. in Minneapolis. The top three wrestlers in each weight class advance to the NCAA Division III Championships March 11-12 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Mary 22, Saint John’s 15
125: John Wells (SJU) pinned Josh Jensen, 6:59 [6-0]
133: Mike Pleski (SJU) dec. Tate Barnhardt, 3-2 [9-0]
141: Rudy Guillen (MAR) major dec. Ben Henle (No. 8), 13-5 [9-4]
149: Jakob Weisbrod (MAR) pinned Branden Schorr, 0:18 [9-10]
157: Dane Fischer (MAR) dec. Jack Barsody, 6-3 [9-13]
165: Paul Michaelson (MAR) dec. Teddy Erickson, 12-5 [9-16]
174: Riley Nagel (MAR) dec. Robert Tait, 8-5 [9-19]
184: Glenn Castro (SJU) dec. Jacob Green, 4-2 [12-19]
197: Nick Pegelow (SJU) dec. Jonathan Pelach, 9-3 [15-19]
285: Travis Smith (MAR) dec. Colin Fisher, 3-2 [15-22]

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