Itasca 27 Saint John’s 20

Forfeits Trip Johnnies in Road Loss

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. – Saint John’s wrestling recorded four bonus-point wins but forfeited two weights in a 27-20 loss at Itasca C.C. on Friday afternoon, Jan. 27.

SJU started the dual with pins from junior Ben Gilbertson (Sauk Rapids, Minn./Sauk Rapids-Rice) and freshman Zachariah Hunter (Stillwater, Minn./Stillwater Area) at 184 and 197 pounds, respectively.

Freshman Teagyn Ludwig (Richmond, Minn./Eden Valley-Watkins) tallied a 14-4 major decision at 125 pounds and classmate Andrew LeMire (Stacy, Minn./Forest Lake) gave the Johnnies a 20-12 lead with a major decision of his own, 13-5, at 141.

The Vikings took advantage of SJU’s forfeit at 149 pounds and ended the dual with three-straight decisions.

Gilbertson, Hunter, sophomore Thomas Allen (Colorado Springs, Colo./St. Mary’s) and sophomore Logan Thorsten (Foley, Minn.) all won exhibition matches after the dual.

The Johnnies travel to compete at Wisconsin-Eau Claire’s Blugold Open at 10 a.m. next Saturday, Feb. 4.

Itasca C.C. (ICC) 27, Saint John’s (SJU) 20
184: Ben Gilbertson (SJU) pinned Kohlter Mariscal, 1:06 [6-0]
197: Zachariah Hunter (SJU) pinned Linus Brown, 4:06 [12-0]
285: Connor Bleymeyer (ICC) pinned Thomas Allen, 0:46 [12-6]
125: Teagyn Ludwig (SJU) major dec. Zayne Brown, 14-4 [16-6]
133: Johnny Colon (ICC) won by forfeit [16-12]
141: Andrew LeMire (SJU) major dec. Charlie Black, 13-5 [20-12]
149: Seth Cobb (ICC) won by forfeit [20-18]
157: David Platt (ICC) dec. Logan Thorsten, 6-1 [20-21]
165: Kristian Orloff (ICC) dec. Nate Langer, 8-6 [20-24]
174: Robert Solorio (ICC) dec. Dan Miller, 11-7 [20-27]

Exhibition Matches
157: Logan Thorsten (SJU) tech. fall Hayden Trupe, 18-3
184: Ben Gilbertson (SJU) tech. fall Mark Haba, 20-1
197: Zachariah Hunter (SJU) pinned Frank Tomberlin, 1:14
285: Thomas Allen (SJU) pinned Henry LaBorde, 3:10

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