Johnnies Travel Saturday to Eau Claire for Four-Team Tournament

The Johnnie wrestling team competes at Wisconsin-Eau Claire’s 8-Man Battle at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, in Eau Claire, Wis.

The Johnnies and Blugolds will be joined by Augustana (Ill.) and Buena Vista (Iowa). Each team will have a maximum of two wrestlers in each weight class (hence, the eight-man battle). Extra matches will also be held for the rest of the respective teams on other mats.

8 Man Battle Live Results

A LOOK AT THE JOHNNIES: Saint John’s won four of the seven matches held but fell to Buena Vista (Iowa) 32-20 in the Johnnies’ home opener on Saturday, Nov. 13, in Sexton Arena.

All four victories were bonus-point wins for SJU (0-1 overall), which forfeited the first three weights (125, 133, 141).

Freshmen Ethan Warren (Ogilvie, Minn.) and Logan Thorsten (Foley, Minn.) starting the actual wrestling portion of the dual, following the forfeits, with major decisions at 149 (12-3) and 157 pounds (12-2), respectively.

The Beavers (1-1 overall) answered with a decision, but pins from Noah Whitfield-Lopez (Wheatland, Wyo.) and sophomore Ben Gilbertson (Sauk Rapids, Minn./Sauk Rapids-Rice) at 174 and 184 pounds, respectively, brought SJU to within one point (21-20).

BVU sealed the dual win with a pair of bonus-point victories in the final two weights.

BACK AT UWEC IN FEBRUARY: The Johnnies return to Eau Claire, Wis., Feb. 4 for a dual against the Blugolds and compete in UWEC’s Don Parker Open the following day.

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