Ridgewater 30, Saint John’s 23

Johnnies Win Four of Five Matches in Dual Loss

COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. – Saint John’s forfeited the first four weights in a 30-23 loss to Ridgewater on Friday, Dec. 3, in Sexton Arena.

The Johnnies (0-2 dual record) won four of the five live matches, cutting its deficit to 24-23, as Ridgewater (3-0 dual record) forfeited the bout at 174 pounds.

Down 24-0, freshman Logan Thorsten (Foley, Minn.) started SJU’s string of wins with a 4-2 victory in triple overtime at 157 pounds.

Junior Julian Mares (La Puente, Calif./Bishop Amat) followed with a 15-0 technical fall in the second period and sophomore Wareke Gillette (St. Peter, Minn.) picked up the forfeit win at 174.

Sophomore Ben Gilbertson (Sauk Rapids, Minn./Sauk Rapids-Rice) tallied a 6-3 decision at 184 pounds and freshman Levi Henry (Foley, Minn.) notched his first collegiate pin at 197.

The Warriors’ Rick Jones sealed the win with a first-period pin at heavyweight.

The Johnnies travel northwest for MSU-Moorhead’s Dragon Open at 10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 5.

Ridgewater (RC) 30, Saint John’s (SJU) 23
125: Matthew Miller (RC) won by forfeit [0-6]
133: Tristian Lang (RC) won by forfeit [0-12]
141: Sawyer Varpness (RC) won by forfeit [0-18]
149: Lane Lembke (RC) won by forfeit [0-24]
157: Logan Thorsten (SJU) dec. Wilhelm Yasseri, 4-2 (3OT) [3-24]
165: Julian Mares (SJU) tech. fall Fischer Drury, 15-0 [8-24]
174: Wareke Gillette (SJU) won by forfeit [14-24]
184: Ben Gilbertson (SJU) dec. Maxwell Whitney, 6-3 [17-24]
197: Levi Henry (SJU) pinned Johan Rodvik, 4:08 [23-24]
285: Rick Jones (RC) pinned Thomas Allen, 1:53 [23-30]

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