Johnnies Drop Close Dual at Ridgewater
WILLMAR, Minn. – Saint John’s wrestling suffered a 25-19 loss at Ridgewater on Thursday, Feb. 9.
The dual featured a scoring run from each team and was decided in the final match.
Following a double forfeit at 125 pounds, freshman Teagyn Ludwig (Richmond, Minn./Eden Valley-Watkins) gave SJU an early 4-0 lead with a 12-4 major decision at 133. Ridgewater, however, answered with four-straight wins to gain a 19-4 lead.
The Johnnies put together a three-match comeback – a forfeit at 174 pounds, pin from junior Hayden LeMonds (St. Michael, Minn./St. Michael-Albertville) at 184 and a 5-3 decision from sophomore D.J. Myles (Dayton, Minn./Champlin Park) at 197 – to tie the dual at 19-19 heading into the heavyweight bout. Freshman Zachariah Hunter (Stillwater, Minn./Stillwater Area) bumped up from his usual 197 pounds to 285 and was pinned in the second period.
SJU visits Concordia for a 7 p.m. dual on Tuesday, Feb. 14, in Moorhead.
Ridgewater 25, Saint John’s 19
125: double forfeit
133: Teagyn Ludwig (SJU) major dec. Tristian Lang, 12-4 [4-0]
141: Cole Holien (RC) pinned Andrew LeMire, 4:25 [4-6]
149: Brady Holien (RC) major dec. Jorge Hernandez, 8-0 [4-10]
157: Taedon Nichols (RC) dec. Logan Thorsten, 3-2 [4-13]
165: Wilhelm Yasseri (RC) pinned Nate Langer, 1:15 [4-19]
174: Logan Edwards (SJU) won by forfeit [10-19]
184: Hayden LeMonds (SJU) pinned Johan Rodvik, 1:47 [16-19]
197: D.J. Myles (SJU) dec. Rick Jones, 5-3 [19-19]
285: Austin Schlangen (RC) pinned Zachariah Hunter, 4:40 [19-25]
197: Ross Meskimen (RC) pinned James Diaz, 3:25
285: Charlie Farhat (RC) tech. fall Thomas Allen, 15:0
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