Buena Vista 31, Saint John’s 13

Young Johnnies Fall in Season-Opening Dual

COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. – Saint John’s wrestling opened its 2018-19 season with a 31-13 loss to Buena Vista (Iowa) on Friday, Nov. 16, in Collegeville.

Junior Noah Becker (Browerville, Minn.) put SJU, which had five freshmen in the lineup, on the scoreboard with a 4-2 decision at 141 pounds, but the Beavers (1-1 dual record) answered with five straight wins.

sjulogo Senior Luke Dodd (Apple Valley, Minn./Eastview) stopped the bleeding with a 13-4, major-decision win at 197 pounds and junior Quincy Spiering (Mounds View, Minn./St. Thomas Academy) ended the dual with a pin (2:47) at heavyweight.

Freshman Jacob Scherber (Buffalo, Minn.) nearly earned his first collegiate win at 174 pounds, thanks to four penalty points, but riding time broke the 6-6 tie.

The Johnnies travel to Minneapolis for the annual Augsburg-Adidas Invitational at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, in Minneapolis.

Buena Vista (BVU) 31, Saint John’s (SJU) 13
125: Byron Fleming (BVU) pinned Josh Clark, 1:43 [0-6]
133: Nate Vento (BVU) tech. fall Zack Zavadil, 16-0 [0-11]
141: Noah Becker (SJU) dec. Colin Stillson, 4-2 [3-11]
149: Jack Kyle (BVU) major dec. Anthony Hennen, 14-6 [3-15]
157: Teyler Bruch (BVU) dec. Caleb Jungling, 6-0 [3-18]
165: Brad Kerkhoff (BVU) pinned Camden Tschudi, 2:14 [3-24]
174: Shane Vaughan (BVU) dec. Jacob Scherber, 7-6 [3-27]
184: Dylan Huntoon (BVU) major dec. Dominic Skawiniak, 9-1 [3-31]
197: Luke Dodd (SJU) major dec. Don Phillips II, 13-4 [7-31]
285: Quincy Spiering (SJU) pinned Nick Mitchell, 2:47 [13-31]

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