Rochester CTC 27 North Iowa Area CC 16

Rochester won six out of ten matches, including three by fall in their 27-16 victory over North Iowa Area tonight in Rochester, Minn.

Rochester CTC Notes:

125: Rocco Visci vs Cruz Aguilar
Niacc came out firing as Cruz scored a slick first period takedown with an underhook throw by. There were constant rolls and cartwheels implemented throughout the scrambles. Trading points back and forth it was Cruz leading 7-5 late in the 2nd when Rocco caught Aguilar jumping his hips. Timing it correctly and putting Aguilar on his back and securing the fall. (RCTC 6 / NIACC 0)

133: Cael Bartles vs Clarence Lee-Green
Both guys are returning national qualifiers and Green ranked 9th in the Country it was an entertaining bout. Bartles has several big move attempts during the match and close to scoring several times with his patented firemans. In the end it was Green’s speedy low doubles that got the job done as he scored a decision win over bartles 11-6. (RCTC 6 / NIACC 3)

141: Parker Dobrocky vs Quentrevion Campbell
Both teams put out a veteran leader at this weight. Dobrocky struck first with a single finishing it by lifting Campbell of the mat and returning him to his stomach. Campbell however was able to get away and score on a single of his own as time expired in the first. Back and forth match with Campbell leading by 1 late, Dobocky initiated a scramble and securing the go ahead takedown in the final 5 seconds. (RCTC 9 / NIACC 3)

149: Owen Pharo vs Deville Dentis
A returning All American for NIACC in Dentis against a banged up Owen Pharo. It was pretty well controlled by Dentis however Pharo fired off a few attacks of his own. A couple solid leg attacks followed up with a couple 4pt Near Falls Dentis earned a Tech Fall win making the team score(RCTC 9 /NIACC 8)

157: Willie VonRuden vs Josh Baretta
Ranked #5 Willie VonRuden got on his offense early getting the first takedown on a nice low single. Beretta found Willie VonRuden off balance and was able to counter with a headlock to take the lead. Willie was able to start the 2nd with an escape and 2 more takedowns. In the 3rd Baretta closed the gap a little by getting an escape and a last second go behind of his own. ( RCTC 12 / NIACC 8)

165: Zach Wells vs Christian Minto
A talented young Freshman for RCTC vs one of the Nations best wrestlers. This match did not disappoint lots of fakes, handfights, shot attempts and a couple throws on the edge. Was a hard fought battle by both wrestlers buy Minto was able to score 6 points in a series near the end of the 2nd to break the match wide open. Eventually getting the major decision bringing the team score to ( RCTC 12 / NIACC 12)

174: Walker Ingham vs Ryan Van Donselaar
In a match highly favored on the side of the Yellowjackets Walker Ingham went out and took care of business for his team. Getting the initial takedown and racking up over a minute of riding time before eventually turning NIACC over and getting the fall. (RCTC 18 / NIACC 12)

184: Antonio Davis vs Chase McCleish
Antonio Davis coming off a big win in last weekends Eau Claire Open where he defeated the #6 ranked wrestler now found himself against 7th ranked McCleish from NIACC. Both guys seemed comfortable in upper body ties and wrestled hard on the edge making it a super fun match to watch. With 10 seconds to go Antonio Davis got to his underhook throw by along with the ride out to secure the win and the team a comfortable lead. ( RCTC 21 NIACC 12)

197: Colton Krell vs Jose Valdez
Undefeated on the season was Jose Valdez and he remained that way after building on his offense and earning the major decision. Using a couple ankle picks and some low doubles along with a couple turns Valdez proved to be too much in this match helping his team close the gap. (RCTC 21 / NIACC 16)

HWT: Armani Tucker vs Jaylin Smith
The match came down to HWT and taking advantage of those nerves was Armani Tucker snatching an outside step Hi-C for a takedown. Smothering Smith on top with cross face attempts on both sides eventually he got above the elbow and on his toes driving Smith over for the fall and the win. (RCTC 27 / NIACC 16)

Rochester CTC Coach Andy Hackenmueller had this to say:

“Was a super fun atmosphere as we had a lot of family and friends in the stands including many other student athletes from RCTC. The dual had plenty of entertaining matches and was back and forth all dual. In the end RCTC earned 3 falls and did not give up any which helped them pull out a close dual. I was really impressed with the fight each of my wrestlers brought as they all left it on the mat. We won all the close matches and found ways to get scores when we really needed them. There were many situations that we can learn from in this dual which will help us come post season. Some of our guys were banged up and didn’t wrestle their best but with 100% effort, energy, and emotion they won a heck of a dual. Was exciting for our program and fans and we will continue to build. As a team RCTC did not lose a dual this season going 7-0 which says a lot about the guys. Now we turn our focus to getting guys on top of the podium. Roll Hive”

Rochester CTC 27 North Iowa Area CC 16
125: Rocco Visci (RC&T) over Curz Aguilar (NIAC) (Fall 0:00)
133: Clarence Lee-Green (NIAC) over Cael Bartels (RC&T) (Dec 12-5)
141: Parker Dobrocky (RC&T) over Quentrevion Campbell (NIAC) (Dec 5-4)
149: DeVille Dentis (NIAC) over Owen Pharo (RC&T) (TF 16-0 0:00)
157: William VonRuden (RC&T) over Josh Barretta (NIAC) (Dec 10-8)
165: Christian Minto (NIAC) over Zach Wells (RC&T) (MD 12-2)
174: Walker Ingham (RC&T) over Ryan VanDoselaar (NIAC) (Fall 0:00)
184: Antonio Davis (RC&T) over Chase McCleish (NIAC) (Dec 9-7)
197: Jose Valdez (NIAC) over Colton Krell (RC&T) (MD 18-6)
285: Armani Tucker (RC&T) over Jaylin Smith (NIAC) (Fall 0:00)

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