Rochester wins MCAC Duals in Worthington

Minnesota West goes 0-3, but all of the Bluejays’ competitors won at least one match

WORTHINGTON — To no one’s surprise, Rochester Community College captured the championship of the Minnesota College Athletic Conference (MCAC) Wrestling Duals Saturday at Minnesota West Community and Technical College.

The Yellowjackets defeated three opponents at the Center for Health and Wellness in Worthington. Other competing teams were Itasca, Ridgewater, Northland and Minnesota West.

West, which did not fill all its weight classes, lost its first match 40-6 to Ridgewater, then lost its second 45-12 to Rochester, and its third 53-6 to Itasca.

The Bluejays’ win against Ridgewater was turned in by Joe Kallevig at 157 pounds, by fall. The Jays’ Matthew Harris (141 pounds) won by fall in the first period of his match against Rochester, and in the same dual meet, West’s Nathaniel Dolezel won by fall at 197 pounds. In the Itasca match, West’s Brandon Montgomery won his heavyweight match by injury default — his first win of the 2022-23 season. Continue reading at →

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