Saint John’s 45, St. Olaf 6

SJU Wrestling Posts Seven Pins in 45-6 Win

NORTHFIELD, Minn. – Saint John’s wrestling ended its 2019-20 dual schedule with a powerful 45-6 win at St. Olaf on Thursday, Feb. 13, in Northfield.

The Johnnies (2-5 dual record) totaled seven pins in the victory. Both teams forfeited the bout at 125 pounds and the Oles (1-2 dual record) were awarded six points when SJU forfeited the match at 149. The dual was likely the last for St. Olaf, which announced in October that it is discontinuing the sport at the end of the 2019-20 academic year.

Senior Noah Becker (Browerville, Minn.) opened the dual with a second-period pin (3:30), his 15th consecutive win, at 133 pounds. He is ranked as high as No. 3 nationally (D3wrestle.com) and is now 19-1 this season.

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Johnnies End Dual Schedule Thursday at St. Olaf

Saint John’s wrestling ends it’s regular-season schedule with a 7 p.m. dual at St. Olaf on Thursday, Feb. 13, in Northfield.

A LOOK AT THE JOHNNIES: Saint John’s (1-5 dual record) competed last Saturday (Feb. 8) at Wisconsin-Eau Claire’s Don Parker Open. Eleven Johnnies competed across six weight classes.

Senior Noah Becker (Browerville, Minn.), NCAA Division III’s third-ranked wrestler at 133 pounds (D3wrestle.com), posted a pin and 5-1 decision before bowing out of the tournament. He is now 18-1 on the year and riding a 14-match win streak.

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SJU Competes at Blugold Open

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. – Eleven Saint John’s wrestlers competed at Wisconsin-Eau Claire’s Don Parker Open on Saturday, Feb. 8.

Senior Noah Becker (Browerville, Minn.), NCAA Division III’s third-ranked wrestler at 133 pounds (D3wrestle.com), posted a pin and 5-1 decision before bowing out of the tournament. He is now 18-1 on the year and riding a 14-match win streak.

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2020 Don Parker Blugold Open

2020 Don Parker Blugold Open results. Saturday, February 8 at Eau Claire, WI.

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Johnnies Travel to Wisconsin Saturday for Final Pre-Regional Tourney

Saint John’s wrestling competes at Wisconsin-Eau Claire’s Don Parker Open at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8.

A LOOK AT THE JOHNNIES: Saint John’s suffered a 36-12 dual loss last Friday (Jan. 31) at Concordia-Moorhead. The Cobbers recorded six bonus-point wins and earned a forfeit at 125 pounds.

Sophomore Jacob Scherber (Buffalo, Minn.) stopped the skid for SJU with an 8-2 decision at 174 pounds for his team-leading 19th win of the season.

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Concordia 36, Saint John’s 12

Cobbers Take Control Early in Dual Win Over SJU

MOORHEAD, Minn. – Concordia recorded six bonus-point wins in a 36-12 dual victory over Saint John’s on Friday, Jan. 31, in Moorhead.

The Cobbers (6-4 dual record) also earned a forfeit at 125 pounds.

Sophomore Jacob Scherber (Buffalo, Minn.) stopped the skid for SJU (1-5 dual record) with an 8-2 decision at 174 pounds for his team-leading 19th win of the season.

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Johnnie Wrestling Faces Concordia Friday in Moorhead

The Johnnie wrestling team travels to Moorhead to face Concordia for a 7 p.m. dual Friday, Jan. 31.

Saint John’s (1-4 dual record) hosted two events last weekend (Jan. 24-25) in Sexton Arena. The Johnnies suffered a 38-9 loss to Wisconsin-Eau Claire Friday night and hosted their annual North Country Open Saturday. The Blugolds took advantage of a forfeit at 125 pounds and recorded four bonus-point wins, including three pins, in the victory.

Senior Noah Becker (Browerville, Minn.), who is ranked as high as No. 3 nationally by D3wrestle.com at 133 pounds, posted a first-period pin (2:25). Becker continued his winning ways the following day at the North Country Open with two victories, a pin in 26 seconds and a 10-5 decision over Kyle Burwick from Division I Wisconsin, before exiting the tournament.

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