Johnnies Split Itasca Triangular

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. – Saint John’s wrestling split a triangular on Tuesday, Jan. 8, in Grand Rapids.

The Johnnies started the evening with a 29-20 loss to NAIA Jamestown (N.D.) but took advantage of five forfeits in a 33-17 win over host Itasca C.C. in the nightcap.

Freshman Jacob Scherber (Buffalo, Minn.) improved to 16-9 on the year with a pin against the Jimmies and an 11-5 decision. Freshman Josh Clark (Fridley, Minn./Totino-Grace) was the other Johnnie with two wins (major decision and forfeit) on the night.

Junior Noah Becker (Browerville, Minn.), who boasts a 16-2 record at 133 pounds with wins in 14 of his last 15 matches, did not wrestle.

Junior Dominic Skawiniak (Rogers, Minn.) bumped up to 197 pounds, in place of senior Luke Dodd (Apple Valley, Minn./Eastview), and went 1-1 with a narrow 3-2 loss to 10th-ranked (NAIA) Matt Hernandez of Jamestown.

The Johnnies travel to Illinois for the Elmhurst Invitational at 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12.

Jamestown (JC) 29, Saint John’s (SJU) 20
125: Josh Clark (SJU) major dec. Jesse Barajas, 16-6 [4-0]
133: Josh Garcia (JC) won by forfeit [4-6]
141: Devon Lyle (JC) major dec. Anthony Hennen, 12-4 [4-10]
149: Jesse Murillo (JC) pinned Andrew Smith, 7:02 [4-16]
157: Caleb Jungling (SJU) won by forfeit [10-16]
165: Theo Robison (JC) major dec. Joe Hennen, 14-3 [10-20]
174: Jacob Scherber (SJU) pinned Thomas Ingraham, 1:51 [16-20]
184: Tanner Smith (JC) pinned Dan Gainer, 1:03 [16-26]
197: Matt Hernandez (JC) dec. Dominic Skawiniak, 3-2 [16-29]
285: Quincy Spiering (SJU) major dec. Chumkaur Dhaliwal, 8-0 [20-29]

Saint John’s (SJU) 33, Itasca C.C. (ICC) 17
125: Josh Clark (SJU) won by forfeit [6-0]
133: double forfeit
141: Anthony Hennen (SJU) won by forfeit [12-0]
149: Ethan Kiehm (ICC) pinned Andrew Smith, 4:19 [12-6]
157: Cody Sawyer (ICC) tech. fall Caleb Jungling, 16-1 [12-11]
165: Joe Hennen (SJU) won by forfeit [18-11]
174: Jacob Scherber (SJU) dec. Dalton Barnett, 11-5 [21-11]
184: Dan Gainer (SJU) won by forfeit [27-11]
197: Dominic Skawiniak (SJU) won by forfeit [33-11]
285: Devin Reynolds (ICC) pinned Quincy Spiering, 2:47 [33-17]

Jamestown 45 Itasca 3
125: Jesus Barajas (JND) over (ICC) (For.)
133: Joshua Garcia (JND) over (ICC) (For.)
141: Devon Lyle (JND) over (ICC) (For.)
149: Jesus Murillo (JND) over Ethan Kiehm (ICC) (Dec 1-0)
157: Double Forfeit
165: Theodore Robison (JND) over Cody Sawyer (ICC) (Fall 0:00)
174: Dalton Bernett (ICC) over Thomas Ingraham (JND) (Dec 1-0)
184: Tanner Smith (JND) over (ICC) (For.)
197: Matthew Hernandez (JND) over (ICC) (For.)
285: Chumkar Dhaliwal (JND) over Devin Reynolds (ICC) (Fall 0:00)

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