Rochester 32 Northland 15; Northland 24 Itasca 20

Northland gives Rochester a scare, defeats Itasca

The 29th ranked Northland wrestling team went 1-1 in dual meet competition Wednesday night, losing 32-15 to 18th ranked Rochester in its opening dual, before upsetting 25th ranked Itasca 24-20 in the night’s final dual.

The Pioneers’ opening dual was much closer than the 17-point spread would indicate.

“Our guys wrestled tough against Rochester, who has been the premiere program in our conference the last six or seven years,” said Northland Head Coach Scott DCamp. We were down 17-15 going into 184. If we get that win, we would have sent Andre Baguma out at heavyweight down 23-18, needing a pin for our first-ever win against Rochester.”

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