Johnnies Win Three Weights at Central’s Under Armour Invite

PELLA, Iowa – Saint John’s wrestling crowned three champions at Central’s Under Armour Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 11, in Pella, Iowa.

Senior Noah Becker (Browerville, Minn.) extended his win streak to eight matches with a 4-0 record to win the 133-pound bracket. He is ranked as high as No. 4 nationally by and is 12-1 on the year.

Senior Jerod Novak (Aitkin, Minn.) won the title at 157 pounds with a trio of decisions, improving to 8-3 this season, while sophomore Jacob Scherber (Buffalo, Minn.) totaled three bonus-point wins to take the 174-pound title. He won the championship by injury default and is now 17-10 on the year.

A pair of Johnnie seniors won consolation titles by answering an opening-round loss with three straight wins at their respective weights. Anthony Hennen (Cologne, Minn./Norwood-Young America) posted a pair of pins and a decision at 141 pounds, while Dominic Skawiniak (Rogers, Minn.) recorded three pins at 197.

Senior Dan Gehrz (Mendota Heights, Minn./St. Thomas Academy) won the silver bracket’s 184-pound title with two decisions (and an injury default in the championship bout).

Central College Under Armour Invitational Results

The Johnnies travel to Illinois for the Elmhurst Invitational next Saturday, Jan. 18.

-Noah Becker (First Place, 4-0)

-Anthony Hennen (Consolation-First Place, 3-1)

-Graham Evavold (0-2)

-Julian Mares (Silver, 0-2)
-Jerod Novak (First Place, 3-0)

-Logan Edwards (Silver, 1-2)

-Dan Gainer (0-2)
-Jacob Scherber (First Place, 3-0)

-Dan Gehrz (Silver-First Place, 2-0)

-Dominic Skawiniak (Consolation-First Place, 3-1)

-Mason Nibbe (Silver-Fourth Place, 2-2)
-Quincy Spiering (1-2)

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