Saint John’s 34, Ridgewater 12

Johnnies move to 6-1 with 34-12 win at Ridgewater

WILLMAR, Minn. – Saint John’s wrestling took advantage of four forfeits and posted two bonus-point victories in a 34-12 win at Ridgewater on Thursday, Jan. 19, in Willmar.

SJU (6-1 dual record) jumped out to an 18-0 lead thanks to two forfeits and a pin from freshman Graham Evavold (Minneapolis, Minn./Southwest) at 141 pounds.

The Vikings cut it to 18-8 with two straight wins at 149 and 157 pounds, and made it 24-12 with a major decision at 174.

Freshman Quincy Spiering (Mounds View, Minn./St. Thomas Academy) ended the dual with a 17-4 major decision, his first collegiate win.

The Johnnies travel to face No. 2 Augsburg for a 2 p.m. dual on Sunday, Jan. 22, at Si Melby Hall in Minneapolis.

Saint John’s 34, Ridgewater 12
125: Anthony Hennen (SJU) won by forfeit [6-0]
133: Noah Becker (SJU) won by forfeit [12-0]
141: Graham Evavold (SJU) pinned Kyler Votova, 4:13 [18-0]
149: Hunter Quiring (RC) dec. Jake Fernholz, 14-8 [18-3]
157: Bailer Eickhoff (RC) tech. fall Dan Gainer, 19-3 [18-8]
165: Jack Barsody (SJU) won by forfeit [24-8]
174: Nick Stafford (RC) major dec. Mike Wagner, 18-9 [24-12]
184: Luke Dodd (SJU) won by forfeit [30-12]
197: double forfeit
285: Quincy Spiering (SJU) major dec. Nathan Hellman, 17-4 [34-12]

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