Johnnies Visit Division II Northern State Thursday Night

Saint John’s wrestling travels west for dual at Division II Northern State at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, in Aberdeen, S.D.

A LOOK AT THE JOHNNIES: Saint John’s opened its 2019-20 season with three on the podium last Saturday (Nov. 2) at the Wisconsin-Stevens Point Open.

Sophomore Jacob Scherber (Buffalo, Minn.), fresh off his team-leading 27 wins as a freshman last season, went 4-1 at 174 pounds to take third. He received an opening-round bye and dropped his first match of the tournament via fall, but bounced back with vengeance, three consecutive pins, and defeated Chance Benadum of Central (Iowa) 8-5 in the third-place match.

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Scherber Leads SJU at Season-Opening Pointer Open

STEVENS POINT, Wis. – Saint John’s wrestling opened its 2019-20 season with three on the podium on Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Wisconsin-Stevens Point Open.

Sophomore Jacob Scherber (Buffalo, Minn.), fresh off his team-leading 27 wins as a freshman last season, went 4-1 at 174 pounds to take third. He received an opening-round bye and dropped his first match of the tournament via fall, but bounced back with vengeance, three consecutive pins, and defeated Chance Benadum of Central (Iowa) 8-5 in the third-place match.

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Johnnie Wrestling Begins Season Saturday in Wisconsin

Saint John’s wrestling opens its 2019-20 season at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Wisconsin-Stevens Point Open. – Live Results on Trackwrestling

A LOOK AT THE JOHNNIES (Season Preview): There are 22 student-athletes on the 2019-20 Saint John’s University wrestling team.

On one side of the coin rest eight seasoned Johnnie seniors, including Becker, who finished with an impressive 26-4 record last season at 133 pounds and Novak, who posted a 15-8 record at 157 rounds. Both wrestlers took sixth at the 2019 NCAA Upper Midwest Regional and missed the national tournament by one round.

On the other side of the coin? Half of the Johnnies’ roster are freshmen, of which three placed at the Minnesota state high school tournament (six entrants total).

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Fr. Otto Weber ’57 to be Honored by NWCA’s Minnesota Chapter Nov. 24

By Frank Rajkowski, SJU Writer/Video Producer

COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. – When Maury Meyer heard the National Wrestling Coaches Association’s Minnesota Chapter was honoring the late Fr. Otto Weber ’57 with its Lifetime Achievement Award, the longtime coach and administrator at nearby Albany High School could not have been more pleased.

The award will be presented to the former coach and employee at both Saint John’s Prep and Saint John’s University in a ceremony to be held on Nov. 24 in the Great Hall.

The event runs from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. The program itself is scheduled to begin at 2. The event is free, but donations are being accepted. Checks can be made payable to NWHOF-MN Chapter.

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NWCA Division III Rankings – October 29, 2019

Manheim, PA – The NWCA has released its 2019-2020 Pre-Season Division III team and individual rankings as compiled by the coaches’ ranking committee.

For this initial ranking, freshmen and transfers are not eligible and will be considered once they compete this season. Additionally, the team ranking is based on a point system on where individuals are ranked in the poll.

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