Johnnie Wrestling Hosts St. Cloud State Friday Night

The nationally-ranked Saint John’s wrestling team hosts No. 2 (Division II) St. Cloud State this Friday, Jan. 14. The dual is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at Sexton Arena in Collegeville. – Listen Live (WBHR-660 AM) | Live Results/Blog

Preview Video:
Head coach Brandon Novak (2:28)

A LOOK AT THE JOHNNIES: No. 6 SJU (11-3 dual record) finished sixth out of 16 teams at the esteemed NWCA/Cliff Keen Division III National Duals last weekend in Cedar Falls, Iowa. The Johnnies defeated No. 26 Johnson & Wales (R.I.) 42-0 in the first round before losing two matches in overtime and forfeiting the heavyweight match in a 24-10 loss to No. 6 Ithaca (N.Y.). SJU bounced back with a 23-18 win over No. 25 Delaware Valley (Pa.) in Saturday’s finale. SJU defeated familiar-foe Concordia-Moorhead 22-21 to advance to the fifth-place dual, which was won by No. 5 Coe (Iowa), 23-18. SJU surrendered six points at the start of each dual due to a forfeit at 125 pounds.

A LOOK AT THE HUSKIES: SCSU (10-1 dual record) captured third place at the Division II Duals last weekend. The Huskies opened the tournament with a 32-6 win over Limestone (S.C.) and then charted a 27-9 win over No. 13 North Carolina-Pembroke on Jan. 8. In day two of the tournament, the Huskies lost a tough 18-15 decision to No. 3 Augustana (S.D.). SCSU rebounded in the match for third place with a convincing 25-9 win over No. 5 Newberry (S.C.).

NATIONAL RANKINGS: Saint John’s fell to No. 6 in the latest Brute-Adidas National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Division III team rankings released Jan. 11. Five of the Johnnies’ starting 10 were ranked individually: senior Matt Baarson (15-2 record; Brooklyn Park, Minn./Champlin Park) moved up two spots to No. 3 at 165 pounds; senior Minga Batsukh (11-1 record; Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia/St. Benedict’s Prep, N.J.) slipped one spot to No. 4 at 149; junior Matt Pfarr (12-4 record; Le Sueur, Minn./Le Sueur-Henderson) rejoined the rankings at No. 4 at 174; junior Dustin Baxter (12-4 record; Fairbanks, Alaska/West Valley) moved up one spot to No. 7 at 184; and senior Tony Willaert (9-6 overall record, 8-4 record at 197; North Mankato, Minn./Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial) stayed at No. 10 at 197.

The Huskies were ranked No. 2 in the latest NCAA Division II Coaches’ poll released Jan. 4. Six Huskies were ranked individually: Gabe Suarez (No. 7 at 141 pounds), John Sundgren (No. 6 at 157), Tad Merritt (No. 2 at 165), Shamus O’Grady (No. 6 at 174), Mic Berg (No. 5 at 184) and Jake Kahnke (No. 1 at 285).

RECENT SERIES: SJU is 6-9 against the Huskies in the last 15 meetings, including a 3-4 record in Collegeville. Each of the last two meetings, both wins by SCSU (17-16 and 22-17), have been decided by one match.

LAST YEAR’S MEETING: A forfeit at 125 pounds proved to be the difference as then-No. 9 (NCAA Division II) St. Cloud State defeated then-No. 9 (NCAA Division III) Saint John’s 22-17 on Feb. 11 in St. Cloud. Senior Drew Larson (Willmar, Minn.) started the dual at 149 pounds with a 13-5 major decision to give SJU an early 4-0 lead. The Huskies took their first lead at 6-4 with a pin from John Sundgren at 157 pounds. Baarson improved to 21-2 on the season with an 11-4 decision at 165. Baarson was two seconds away from a major decision as the referee began to count back points as the match ended. SCSU regained the lead with a decision at 174 before the evening’s lone upset occurred. Sophomore Mitch Hagen(Sunburg, Minn./Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg) upset Derek Skala, the third-ranked 184-pounder in NCAA Division II, by a 6-4 decision. The victory gave SJU its last lead of the dual at 10-9.

The Huskies took a 22-10 lead via a major decision, decision and forfeit at 197, 285 and 125, respectively. The Johnnies fought back, literally, to win the dual’s final two matches. Mogi Baatar was down 9-2 early in the third period before outscoring his opponent 13-5 to claim a 15-14 victory at 133. Batsukh improved to 10-2 on the season with a 13-3 major decision to end the dual. Pfarr did not compete at 174 pounds for the Johnnies due to injury.

125 – Trent Herold (SCSU) wins by forfeit [10-22]
133 – Mogi Baatar (No. 6, SJU) dec. Shane McQuade, 15-14 [13-22]
141 – Minga Batsukh (No. 2, SJU) major dec. Gabe Suarez, 13-3 [17-22]
149 – Drew Larson (SJU) major dec. Jacob Horn, 13-5 [4-0]
157 – John Sundgren (No. 8, SCSU) pinned John Vaith, 1:22 [4-6]
165 – Matt Baarson (No. 6, SJU) dec. Joe Andersen, 11-4 [7-6]
174 – Shamus O’Grady (SCSU) dec. Dustin Raygor, 7-2 [7-9]
184 – Mitch Hagen (SJU) dec. Derek Skala (No. 3), 6-4 [10-9]
197 – Luke Munkelwitz (No. 6, SCSU) major dec. James Carlson, 19-5 [10-13]
Hwt – Jake Kahnke (No. 6, SCSU) dec. Tony Willaert, 11-6 [10-16]

SJU Ranked Sixth Nationally, Five Wrestlers in Top 10

COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. – The Saint John’s University wrestling team fell to No. 6 in the latest Brute-Adidas National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Division III team rankings released Jan. 11.

NWCA Team Rankings | NWCA Individual Rankings

Other teams ranked from the NCAA Great Lakes Region include Augsburg (No. 3), Concordia-Moorhead (No. 7), Elmhurst (No. 24) and North Central (No. 27).

Five of the Johnnies’ starting 10 were ranked individually: senior Matt Baarson (15-2 record; Brooklyn Park, Minn./Champlin Park) moved up two spots to No. 3 at 165 pounds; senior Minga Batsukh (11-1 record; Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia/St. Benedict’s Prep, N.J.) slipped one spot to No. 4 at 149; junior Matt Pfarr (12-4 record; Le Sueur, Minn./Le Sueur-Henderson) rejoined the rankings at No. 4 at 174; junior Dustin Baxter (12-4 record; Fairbanks, Alaska/West Valley) moved up one spot to No. 7 at 184; and senior Tony Willaert (9-6 overall record, 8-4 record at 197; North Mankato, Minn./Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial) stayed at No. 10 at 197.

The Johnnies return to action this Friday, Jan. 14, against No. 2 (Division II) St. Cloud State. The dual is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at Sexton Arena in Collegeville and will be broadcast live on WBHR-660 AM The Bear.

Johnnies Finish Sixth at National Duals

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Saint John’s finished sixth out of 16 teams at the esteemed NWCA/Cliff Keen Division III National Duals on Sunday, Jan. 9. The Johnnies (11-3 dual record) defeated familiar-foe Concordia-Moorhead 22-21 to advance to the fifth-place dual, which was won by No. 5 Coe (Iowa), 23-18. SJU surrendered six points at the start of each dual due to a forfeit at 125 pounds.

Tournament Website

The Johnnies lost four matches and the forfeit to the No. 7 Cobbers, including two one-point decisions, but still held on for the 22-21 win. Concordia jumped out to a 9-0 lead with a 7-6 decision over junior Chad Henle (Spicer, Minn./New London-Spicer) at 133 pounds, before seniors Chris Sandy(Spirit Lake, Iowa) and Minga Batsukh (Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia/St. Benedict’s Prep, N.J.) posted back-to-back pins to give SJU a 12-9 lead. The Cobbers’ Justin Berns, ranked fourth nationally, narrowly escaped senior Drew Larson (Willmar, Minn.) with a 5-4 win due to riding time.

Senior Matt Baarson (Brooklyn Park, Minn./Champlin Park) tallied his fourth consecutive major decision of the tournament (13-1) at 165 and juniorMatt Pfarr (Le Sueur, Minn./Le Sueur-Henderson) tallied a 4-2 upset of fourth-ranked Ross Dankers to build a 19-12 lead.

Top-ranked Phil Moenkedick defeated junior Dustin Baxter (Fairbanks, Alaska/West Valley) 8-3 to cut it to 19-15 with two weights to go, but seniorTony Willaert (North Mankato, Minn./Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial) clinched the win with a 6-1 victory at 197.

Coe took an early 12-0 lead via the forfeit and pin at 133. The Kohawks’ Clayton Rush, the top-ranked wrestler at 125, bumped up to 133 and pinned Henle. Sandy registered a 7-4 win to put SJU on the board before Batsukh collected eight takedowns in an 18-6 major decision over No. 6 James Locke. No. 3 Dale Handley extended Coe’s lead to 16-7 before Baarson and Pfarr combined for seven team points and cut it to 16-14. Steve Rehn edged Baxter 7-2, but Willaert brought the Johnnies to within one point with a major decision at 197. No. 7 Alex Burkle won by major decision, however, over junior John Linn (Foley, Minn.) to seal the win and fifth place for Coe.

Both Baarson and Pfarr ended the tournament with perfect 5-0 records. Four of Baarson’s five victories came by major decision, while Pfarr upset the Nos. 4 and 6 wrestlers in the nation. Baarson’s lone decision of the tournament was a 4-3 win over No. 3 Nick LeClere of Coe.

The Johnnies return to action this Friday, Jan. 14, against No. 2 (Division II) St. Cloud State. The dual is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at Sexton Arena in Collegeville.

No. 3 Saint John’s (SJU) 22, No. 7 Concordia College-Moorhead (CON) 21
125 – Ben Presler (CON) won by forfeit, [0-6]
133 – Daron Hohbein (CON) dec. junior Chad Henle (No. 8, SJU), 7-6 [0-9]
141 – Senior Chris Sandy (No. 5, SJU) pinned Ben Anderson (CON), 4:08 [6-9]
149 – Senior Minga Batsukh (No. 3, SJU) pinned Kevin Fynboh (CON), 4:45 [12-9]
157 – Justin Berns (No. 4, CON) dec. senior Drew Larson (SJU), 5-4 [12-12]
165 – Senior Matt Baarson (No. 5, SJU) major dec. Jordan Bendson (CON), 13-1 [16-12]
174 – Junior Matt Pfarr (SJU) dec. Ross Dankers (No. 4, CON), 4-2 [19-12]
184 – Phil Moenkedick (No. 1, CON) dec. junior Dustin Baxter (No. 8, SJU), 8-3 [19-15]
197 – Senior Tony Willaert (No. 10, SJU) dec. Nate Schmitz (CON), 6-1 [22-15]
Hwt – Tom Bouressa (CON) pinned John Linn (SJU), 5:33 [22-21]

No. 5 Coe College (COE) 23, No. 3 Saint John’s (SJU) 18
125 – Jimmy Gotto (COE) won by forfeit, [6-0]
133 – Clayton Rush (No. 1 at 125, COE) pinned junior Chad Henle (No. 8, SJU), 5:17 [12-0]
141 – Senior Chris Sandy (No. 5, SJU) dec. Chris LeClere (COE), 7-4 [12-3]
149 – Senior Minga Batsukh (No. 3, SJU) major dec. James Locke (No. 6, COE), 18-6 [12-7]
157 – Dale Handley (No. 3, COE) major dec. senior John Vaith (SJU), 12-3 [16-7]
165 – Senior Matt Baarson (No. 5, SJU) dec. Nick LeClere (No. 3, COE), 4-3 [16-10]
174 – Junior Matt Pfarr (SJU) major dec. Jeremy Garvin (COE), 9-1 [16-14]
184 – Steve Rehn (COE) dec. junior Dustin Baxter (No. 8, SJU), 7-2 [19-14]
197 – Senior Tony Willaert (No. 10, SJU) major dec. Ethan Ball (COE), 9-1 [19-18]
Hwt – Alex Burkle (No. 7, COE) major dec. junior John Linn (SJU), 10-2 [23-18]

Johnnies Post 2-1 Mark at First Day of National Duals

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Third-ranked Saint John’s went 2-1 in the first day of the NWCA/Cliff Keen Division III National Duals held Saturday, Jan. 8, in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

Tournament Website | Bracket

The Johnnies (10-2 dual record) defeated No. 26 Johnson & Wales (R.I.) 42-0 in the first round before losing two matches in overtime and forfeiting the heavyweight match in a 24-10 loss to No. 6 Ithaca (N.Y.). SJU bounced back with a 23-18 win over No. 25 Delaware Valley (Pa.) in the day’s finale to set up a showdown with No. 7 Concordia-Moorhead at 9 a.m. Sunday. The winner/loser will face the winner/loser between No. 5 Coe (Iowa) and No. 10 Wisconsin-Stevens Point at 1 p.m.

The Johnnies swept all 10 matches, including a 6-5 upset win from senior Dustin Baxter (Fairbanks, Alaska/West Valley), ranked eighth nationally, over No. 6 Brennan Ward at 184 pounds. SJU picked up two pins, three major decisions and a forfeit in the dual.

The second round was not as kind as the first, however. Ithaca opened the dual with five straight decision wins, including a 7-5 overtime upset over senior Minga Batsukh (Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia/St. Benedict’s, N.J.) at 149 pounds, to take a 15-0 lead. Senior Matt Baarson (Brooklyn Park, Minn./Champlin Park), one of SJU’s three wrestlers to go 3-0 on the day, put the Johnnies on the scoreboard with a 13-5 major decision at 165 pounds. In fact, all three of No. 5 Baarson’s wins were by major decision. Unranked junior Matt Pfarr (Le Sueur, Minn./Le Sueur-Henderson) upset No. 6 David Priest 2-1 at 174 pounds to cut the deficit to 15-7. Pfarr also went 3-0 on the day with pins in his other two matches.

Down eight points with three matches left, head coach Brandon Novak decided to bump up Baxter and fellow senior Tony Willaert (North Mankato, Minn./Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial) from their normal weight classes, leaving sophomore Mitch Hagen (Sunburg, Minn./Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg) to lead off at 184. Hagen, however, lost a tough 3-1 decision in overtime to increase the Bombers’ lead to 18-7. Baxter surrendered 13 pounds and tallied a 2-1 decision at 197 pounds, but SJU needed pins in the final two weight classes to earn the win. With the dual decided, 18-10, Novak decided to forfeit the heavyweight match.

Delaware Valley took an early 3-0 lead with a decision at 157 pounds before SJU rattled off three straight wins to take a 13-3 lead. Baarson tallied a major decision, Pfarr stuck a pin and Baxter earned his third win of the day, 10-3. The Aggies responded, however, with two decisions and a pin to regain the lead, 15-13. Junior Chad Henle (Spicer, Minn./New London-Spicer) recorded a crucial pin at 133 pounds to thrust SJU ahead, 19-15. A decision loss at 141 cut the Johnnies’ lead to one heading into the dual’s final match at 149. Batsukh rose to the occasion, posting a 13-4 major-decision victory to secure the win.

No. 3 Saint John’s (SJU) 42, No. 26 Johnson & Wales University (JWU) 0
125 – Junior Scott Padrnos (SJU) pinned James Soprano (JWU), 1:16 [6-0]
133 – Junior Chad Henle (No. 8, SJU) dec. John Donaleski (JWU), 3-1 [9-0]
141 – Senior Chris Sandy (No. 5, SJU) major dec. Daniel Franco (JWU), 8-0 [13-0]
149 – Senior Minga Batsukh (No. 3, SJU) won by forfeit [19-0]
157 – Senior John Vaith (SJU) dec. Thomas Webster (JWU), 9-4 [22-0]
165 – Senior Matt Baarson (No. 5, SJU) major dec. Justin Scalise (JWU), 9-0 [26-0]
174 – Junior Matt Pfarr (SJU) pinned Colin Lenhardt (JWU), 4:02 [32-0]
184 – Junior Dustin Baxter (No. 8, SJU) dec. Brennan Ward (No. 6, JWU), 6-5 [35-0]
197 – Senior Tony Willaert (No. 10, SJU) major dec. William Mulligan (JWU), 15-2 [39-0]
Hwt – Junior John Linn (SJU) dec. Humphrey Swift (JWU), 5-3 [42-0]

No. 6 Ithaca College (ITH) 24, No. 3 Saint John’s (SJU) 10
125 – Max Cohen (ITH) dec. junior Scott Padrnos (SJU), 7-2 [3-0]
133 – Seth Ecker (No. 5, ITH) dec. junior Chad Henle (No. 8, SJU), 6-0 [6-0]
141 – Jeremy Stierly (ITH) dec. senior Chris Sandy (No. 5, SJU), 7-1 [9-0]
149 – Blaine Woszczak (No. 5, ITH) dec. senior Minga Batsukh (No. 3, SJU), 7-5 OT [12-0]
157 – Derek Brenon (No. 7, ITH) dec. senior Drew Larson (SJU), 10-7 [15-0]
165 – Senior Matt Baarson (No. 5) major dec. Nick Sanko (ITH), 13-5 [15-4]
174 – Junior Matt Pfarr (SJU) dec. David Priest (No. 6, ITH), 2-1 [15-7]
184 – Josue Mendez (ITH) dec. sophomore Mitch Hagen (SJU), 3-1 OT [18-7]
197 – Junior Dustin Baxter (No. 8 at 184, SJU) dec. Shane Bartrum (ITH), 2-1 [18-10]
Hwt – Matt Mahon (No. 4, ITH) won by forfeit

No. 3 Saint John’s (SJU) 23, No. 25 Delaware Valley College (DVC) 18
125 – Charlie Frankel (DVC) pinned junior Scott Padrnos (SJU), 1:42 [13-15]
133 – Junior Chad Henle (No. 8, SJU) pinned James DeLillo (DVC), 4:15 [19-15]
141 – Matt Ulrich (DVC) dec. senior Chris Sandy (No. 5, SJU), 7-3 [19-18]
149 – Senior Minga Batsukh (No. 3, SJU) major dec. Emanual Ajagbe (DVC), 13-4 [23-18]
157 – Jesse Harrington (No. 2, DVC) dec. senior John Vaith (SJU), 11-5 [0-3]
165 – Senior Matt Baarson (No. 5, SJU) major dec. Dale Fava (DVC), 10-0 [4-3]
174 – Junior Matt Pfarr (SJU) pinned Juan Vega (DVC), 6:33 [10-3]
184 – Junior Dustin Baxter (No. 8, SJU) dec. Jake Phillips (DVC), 10-3 [13-3]
197 – Aaron Karns (No. 8, DVC) dec. senior Tony Willaert (No. 10, SJU), 9-5 [13-6]
Hwt – Cody Gardner (DVC) dec. junior John Linn (SJU), 10-3 [13-9]
*the dual started at 157 pounds

Johnnies Set for National Stage This Weekend

The SJU wrestling team, ranked third nationally, returns to action at the prestigious NWCA/Cliff Keen Division III National Duals this Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 8-9. The Johnnies are scheduled to face No. 26 Johnson & Wales (R.I.) at 11 a.m. in the first round of the dual tournament held at the UNI Dome in Cedar Falls, Iowa. –  Tournament Website | Bracket

A LOOK AT THE JOHNNIES: SJU returns to competition for the first time since going 3-1 at the Vegas Duals Dec. 20. The Johnnies posted a 44-3 win over the University of Chicago, and sandwiched an 18-13 loss to then-No. 27 Olivet (Mich.) with tough wins over then-No. 1 Wartburg (21-15) and then-No. 3 Coe (18-17). SJU slid one spot to No. 3 in the latest Brute-Adidas National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Division III team rankings released Jan. 4. Other teams ranked from the NCAA Great Lakes Region include Augsburg (No. 1), which jumped five spots from sixth to the top ranking, Concordia-Moorhead (No. 7), Elmhurst (No. 22) and North Central (No. 27).

Six of the Johnnies’ starting 10 were ranked individually: senior Minga Batsukh (7-0 record; Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia/St. Benedict’s Prep, N.J.), No. 3 at 149 pounds; senior Matt Baarson (10-2 record; Brooklyn Park, Minn./Champlin Park), No. 4 at 165; senior Chris Sandy (10-2 record; Spirit Lake, Iowa), No. 5 at 141; junior Dustin Baxter (9-1 record; Fairbanks, Alaska/West Valley), No. 8 at 184; junior Chad Henle (10-2 record; Spicer, Minn./New London-Spicer), No. 8 at 133; and senior Tony Willaert (6-5 record, 5-3 at 197; North Mankato, Minn./Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial), No. 10 at 197.

BATSUKH THE BULLY: The bump up to 149 pounds from 141, a weight class in which he has won each of the last two national championships, seems to be a smooth transition thus far for senior Minga Batsukh, who went 3-0 in Las Vegas. Of his seven victories, he boasts three pins, one technical fall, two major decisions and just one straight decision.

BRACKET OPPONENTS: The Johnson & Wales dual will feature an All-American matchup at 184 between SJU’s Dustin Baxter and No. 6 Brennan Ward, the Wildcats’ lone nationally-ranked wrestler. Ward has won 14 consecutive matches since losing his season opener Nov. 6. He went 10-1 at 197 pounds before cutting down to 184 and posting four pins at the Gator Duals Dec. 19.

The Johnnies will face either No. 6 Ithaca (N.Y.) or No. 19 Wilkes (Pa.). Ithaca boasts five ranked wrestlers, including the fifth-ranked grapplers at 133 and 149. The Bombers are also strong at heavyweight (No. 4 Matt Mahon), 174 (No. 6 David Priest) and 157 (No. 7 Derek Brenon). Wilkes’ Anthony Dattolo is ranked eighth at 149 pounds.

The other cluster of four teams on the bottom end of the bracket features No. 2 Wartburg, No. 7 Concordia-Moorhead, No. 13 Dubuque (Iowa) and No. 28 Heidelberg (Ohio).

LAST YEAR: Saint John’s went 2-1 in the first day of last year’s National Duals. The Johnnies suffered a 22-15 loss to No. 12 Delaware Valley in the opening round before defeating Dubuque (Iowa) 19-18 and North Central (Ill.) 15-15 (won by tie-breaker criteria, most near-fall points). SJU forfeited the match at 125 in both duals the following day and fell then-No. 9 Concordia-Moorhead (22-13) and then-No. 16 Cornell of Iowa (25-20). Matt Baarson recorded a perfect 5-0 record in the tournament at 165 pounds.

Johnnie Wrestling Now Ranked No. 3, Schedule for National Duals Set

COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. – The Saint John’s University wrestling team slid one spot to No. 3 in the latest Brute-Adidas National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Division III team rankings released Jan. 4.

NWCA Team Rankings | NWCA Individual Rankings | NWCA/Cliff Keen Division III National Duals Bracket

Other teams ranked from the NCAA Great Lakes Region include Augsburg (No. 1), which jumped five spots from sixth to the top ranking, Concordia-Moorhead (No. 7), Elmhurst (No. 22) and North Central (No. 27).

Six of the Johnnies’ starting 10 were ranked individually: senior Minga Batsukh (7-0 record; Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia/St. Benedict’s Prep, N.J.), No. 3 at 149 pounds; senior Matt Baarson (10-2 record; Brooklyn Park, Minn./Champlin Park), No. 4 at 165; senior Chris Sandy (10-2 record; Spirit Lake, Iowa), No. 5 at 141; junior Dustin Baxter (9-1 record; Fairbanks, Alaska/West Valley), No. 8 at 184; junior Chad Henle (10-2 record; Spicer, Minn./New London-Spicer), No. 8 at 133; and senior Tony Willaert (6-5 record; North Mankato, Minn./Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial), No. 10 at 197.

The Johnnies return to action this Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 8-9, at the prestigious NWCA/Cliff Keen Division III National Duals on the campus of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa. SJU is scheduled to face No. 26 Johnson & Wales (R.I.) in the opening round at 11 a.m. Saturday. The Johnnies would then face either No. 6 Ithaca (N.Y.) or Wilkes (Pa.) at 3 p.m. The tournament is double elimination.

Desert Duals

December 20, 2010 at Las Vegas, NV

SESSION I

Wartburg I 39, Baldwin-Wallace 3

125 – Mark Kist (W) maj. Dec. Jeremy Denbrady 12-3
133 – Mike Kremer (W) maj. Dec. Phil Payne, 15-1
141 – Tommy Mirocha (W) dec. Grant Steward, 8-2
149 – Jacob Groth (W) tech. fall Tim Hamm, 5:30
157 – Carrington Banks (W) won by fall over Danny Huffman, 3:18
165 – Landon Williams (W) maj. Dec. Korey Leonhard, 19-7
174 – Andrew Scavuzzo (BW) dec. Ben Scott, 4-2
184 – Dylan Azinger (W) dec. Joe Georgad, 11-4
197 – Byron Tate (W) maj. Dec. Tristan Stoll, 16-4
HWT – John Helgerson (W) won by fall over Ryan Jones, :19

Coe I 28, Olivet I 9

125 – Clayton Rush (C) won by fall over Justin Fleeson, 3:57
133 – Drew Hinschberger (C) dec. Adam Wilson, 4-0
141 – Vince Tucker (O) dec. Chris LeClere, 6-4
149 – James Locke (C) dec. Steve Mena, 5-2
157 – Dale Handley (C) maj. Dec. James Myers, 11-2
165 – Nick LeClere (C) won by fall over Justin Jaynes, 4:39
174 – Scott King (C) dec. Trevor Tyler, 14-7
184 – Jim Neal (O) dec. Seth Rehn, 12-10
197 – Justin Leonard (O) dec. Matt Ferlitsch, 7-1
HWT – Alex Burkle (C) dec. Logan Renas, 8-1

Wartburg II 39, Morningside 3

125 – Alex Helmich (W) maj. dec. Kory Kistner, 11-3
133 – Mike Merritt (W) maj. Dec. Austin Case 12-3
141 – Nathan Vaske (W) maj. Dec. Taylor Phipps, 9-0
149 – Cole Welter (W) dec. Rulin Pederson, 11-5
157 – Jordan Langley (M) dec. Brice Gretch, 8-2
165 – Adam Weber (W) won by fall over Jared Wildeboer, 6:00
174 – Brad Banks (W) maj. Dec. Matt Mueller, 18-6
184 – Todd Becker (W) dec. John Sievert, 11-4
197 – Jacob Morris (W) won by tech. fall over Jake Parker, 5:37
HWT – Dylan Wrage (W) won by fall over Tyler Thompson, 1:22

Grand View 43, Pacific (Ore.) 9

125 – Michael Schultz (GV) won by forfeit
133 – Omi Acusta (GV) won by forfeit
141 – Nicholas Coffman (GV) won by forfeit
149 – Matt Burns (GV) won by fall over Devan Silva, 2:43
157 – Kody Kramer (P) dec. Ryan Hand, 7-5
165 – Tyler Knowler (GV) won by forfeit
174 – Caleb Malychewski (P) won by fall over Adam Houser, 7:13
184 – Will Worthy (GV) dec. Jordan Branson, 9-3
197 – Derek Nightser (GV) won by fall over Ron Neu, 1:10
HWT – Tyler Wilson (GV) won by fall over Jared Bridgewater, 1:16

St. John’s (Minn.) 44, Chicago 3

125 – Scott Dadmos (SJ) def. Jake Schramm 10-4
133 – Chade Henie (SJ) won by forfeit
141 – Chris Sandy (SJ) tech. fall Matt Hart, 6:40
149 – Minga Batsukh (SJ) won by fall over Joey Reuttiger, 3:38
157 – Drew Larson (SJ) dec. Jim Layton, 2-0
165 – Matt Baarson (Sj) won by fall over Josh Lowy, 2:05
174 – Matt Pfarr (SJ) dec. Takumi Mihama, 6-0
184 – Dustin Baxer (SJ) won by fall over Sam Pennisi, 2:16
197 – Tony Willeart (SJ) won by forfeit
HWT – Steve Sunderman (UC) dec. John Linn, 4-2

SESSION II

St. John’s 21, Wartburg 15

125 – Mark Kist (W) dec. Scott Padrnos, 10-4
133 – Mike Kremer (W) dec. Chad Henle, 10-3
141 – Chris Sandy (SJ) dec. Tommy Mirocha, 8-6 OT
149 – Minga Batsukh (SJ) won by fall over Jacob Groth, 4:25
157 – Carrington Banks (W) dec. Drew Larson, 7-2
165 – Matt Baarson (SJ) dec. Landon Williams, 10-9
174 – Mat Pfarr (SJ) dec. Bradley Banks, 4-3
184 – Dylan Azinger (W) dec. Dustin Baxter, 3-1 OT
197 – Byron Tate (W) dec. Tony Willaert, 12-6
HWT – John Linn (SJ) won by disqualification over John Helgerson

Wartburg II 25, All-Stars 15

125 – Jimmy Gotto (C) dec. Alex Helmich, 6-5
133 – Mike Merritt (W) dec. Andrew Taylor, 17-10
141 – Jordan Westfall (C) dec. Tucker Weber, 4-2
149 – Johnny Siegel (C) dec. Cameron Wagner, 4-2
157 – Colton Wagner (W) dec. Dmitri Boyer, 7-3
165 – Jase Schossow (W) won by fall over Dalton Fletcher, 2:39
174 – Ethan Ball (C) won by fall over Noah Minikus, 6:46
184 – Sam Upah (W) dec. Josh Crawford, 12-5
197 – Jacob Morris (W) won by fall over Anthony Menza, 1:18
HWT – Ryan Fank (W) dec. Jake Ceslick, 6-2

Baldwin-Wallace38, Pacific (Ore.) 14

125 – Jeremy Dombrady (BW) won by forfeit
133 – Phil Payne (BW) won by forfeit
141 – Grant Steward (BW) won by forfeit
149 – Devan Silva (P) dec. Tim Hamm, 10-3
157 – Cody Kramer (P) tech. fall Danny Huffman, 5:07
165 – Korey Leonard (BW) tech. fall Nathan Shay, 5:58
174 – Caleb Malychewski (P) won by fall over Andrew Scavuzzo, 4:07
184 – Joe Georgian (BW) dec. Jordan Branson, 9-5
197 – Tristan Stoll (BW) won by fall over Ron Neu, 2:30
HWT – Ryan Jones (BW) won by fall over Joe Bridgewater, 6:33

California Baptist 24, Grand View 12

125 – Jimmy Martinez(CB) maj. Dec. Alex Pietz, 10-2
133 – Omi Acosta (GV) dec. Landon Saldana, 14-8
141 – Nick Coffman (GV) maj. Dec. Paul Miller, 11-0
149 – Chris Santana (CB) dec. Matt Burns, 4-3
157 – Branson Gerl (CB) maj. Dec. Jarret Payne, 12-4
165 – Kenneth Tribble (CB) dec. Ty Knowler, 7-4
174 – C.J. Knowland (CB) maj. Dec. Adam Houser, 9-0
184 – Tommy Perez (GV) dec. Kyle Matthews, 7-3
197 – Caleb Gerl (CB) dec. Derek Nightser, 5-1
HWT – Alex Evers (CB) dec. Spencer Bauer, 7-3

St. John’s II 28, Chicago 15

125 – Jake Schamm (UC) won by forfeit
133 – Dalton Sowers (SJ) won by fall over Paul Mahoney, 1:01
141 – Alex Boosalis (SJ) dec. Johansen Amin, 7-4
149 – Cody Goldschmidt (SJ) dec. Donovan Sarno, 9-3
157 – Jim Layton (UC) dec. Charlie Kirscht, 6-3
165 – Josh Lowy (UC) dec. Dave Rademaier, 5-2
174 – Nick Schuler (SJ) maj. Dec. Tatum Mihana, 14-0
184 – Mitch Hagen (SJ) won by fall over Sam Pennisi, 3:43
197 – Riad Abu-Smail (SJ) won by forfeit
HWT – Stephen Sunderman (UC) dec. John Scepanian, 10-3

SESSION III

Grand View 22, Morningside 15

125 – Michael Schultz (GV) dec. Kody Kistner 10-3
133 – Travis Evans (GV) dec. Jake McGuire, 6-3
141 – Nick Coffman (GV) maj. Dec. Drew Smith 8-0
149 – Ryan Hand (GV) dec. Justin Truckenmiller, 2-1
157 – Ben Knight (M) dec. Matt Burns, 8-4
165 – Joe Sievert (M) dec. Ty Knowler, 8-4
174 – Chad Morehead (M) dec. Adam Houser, 5-1
184 – Tommy Perez (GV) won by fall over Brian Block, 1:55
197 – Derek Nightser (GV) dec. Tyler Kacmarynski, 6-5
HWT – Tyler Thompson (M) won by fall over Tyler Wilson, 1:04

Coe 32, California Baptist 12

125 – Clayton Rush (C) dec. Jimm Martinez 8-2
133 – Drew Hinschberger (C) dec. Landon Saldana 2-0
141 – Chris LeClere (C) won by fall over Paul Miller, 2:05
149 – Chris Santana (CB) dec. James Locke, 6-5
157 – Bronson Gerl (CB) dec. Dale Handley, 5-2
165 – Nick LeClere (C) won by fall over Kenneth Tribble, 5:30
174 – Scott King (C) dec. CJ Knowland, 6-4
184 – Seth Rehn (C) won by fall over Kyle Matthews, 3:45
197 – Caleb Gerl (CB) won by fall over Matt Ferlitsch, 1:40
HWT – Alex Burkle (C) won by fall over Alex Evers, 2:45

Wartburg II 35, St. John’s II 6

125 – Alex Helmich (W) dec. Alex Peck, 6-2
133 – Dalton Sowers (SJ) dec. Mike Merritt, 2-0
141 – Nathan Vaske (W) dec. Aaron Padrnos, 7-1
149 – Charles Tims (W) tech. fall Joe Hessing, 7:00
157 – Brandon Seppelt (SJ) dec. Chris Tims, 13-7
165 – Jase Schossow (W) maj. Dec. Dave Rademaier, 15-5
174 – Noah Minikus (W) won by fall over Aaron Brasket, 5:58
184 – Sam Upah (W) wins by forfeit
197 – Jacob Morris (W) dec. Riad Abu-Smail, 8-3
HWT – Dylan Wrage (W) tech. fall Paul Plombon, 4:00

Chicago 39, Pacific 9

125 – Jake Schamm (UC) wins by forfeit
133 – Paul Mahoney (UC) wins by forfeit
141 – Matt Hart (UC) wins by forfeit
149 – Chris Oster (UC) won by fall over Devan Silva, 5:17
157 – James Layton (UC) won by fall over Cody Kramer, 2:24
165 – Josh Lowy (UC) dec. Bruce Balcita, 11-4
174 – Caleb Malychewski (P) dec. Takumi Mihama, 7-3
184 – Sam Pennisi (UC) dec. Jordan Branson, 4-0
197 – Ron Neu (P) won by forfeit
HWT – Steve Sunderman (UC) dec. Jared Bridgewater, 3-1

Olivet 18, St. John’s (Minn.) 13

125 – Justin Fleeson (O) dec. Scott Padrnos 6-3
133 – Chad Henle (SJ) dec. Adam Wilson, 3-1
141 – Chris Sandy (SJ) dec. Vince Lahar, 4-3
149 – Steve Mena (O) dec. Ryan Arne, 6-4
157 – James Myers (O) dec. John Vaith, 10-6
165 – Matt Baarson (SJ) maj. Dec. Justin Jaynes, 9-0
174 – Trevor Tyler (O) dec. Matt Pfaar, 11-9
184 – Jim Neal (O) dec. Mitch Hagen, 7-6
197 – Dustin Baxter (SJ) dec. Justin Leonard, 6-4
HWT – Logan Renas (O) dec. Tony Willaert, 8-4

SESSION IV

Wartburg I 40, California Baptist 7

125 – Jimmy Martinez (BW) maj. Dec. Mark Kist, 12-3
133 – Alex Helmich (W) maj. Dec. Landon Saldana, 8-0
141 – Matt Kelly (W) won by fall over Paul Miller, 2:45
149 – Chris Santana (CB) dec. Jacob Groth, 7-4
157 – Carrington Banks (W) dec. Bronson Gerl, 10-5
165 – Adam Weber (W) won by fall over Kenneth Tribble, 2:07
174 – Ben Scott (W) dec. CJ Knowland, 7-4
184 – Todd Becker (W) won by fall over Kyle Matthews, 1:18
197 – Byron Tate (W) won by fall over Caleb Gerl, 3:38
HWT – John Helgerson (W) won by fall over Alex Evers, 2:06

Coe 36, Baldwin-Wallace 12

125 –Clayton Rush (C) tech. fall Jeremy Dombrady, 5:09
133 – Drew Hinschberger (C) dec. Phil Payne, 5-0
141 – Chris LeClere (C) tech. fall Grant Stewart, 5:35
149 – James Locke (C) tech. fall Tim Hamm, 2:50
157 – Dale Handley (C) won by fall over Danny Huffman, 2:28
165 – Nick LeClere (C) dec. Korey Leonhard, 7-2
174 – Andrew Scavuzzo (BW) won by fall over Scott King, 6:09
184 – Seth Rehn (C) maj. Dec. Sam Georgian, 10-0
197 – Tristan Stoll (BW) won by forfeit
HWT – Alex Burkle (C) won by fall over Ryan Jones, :48

Morningside 43, Pacific 6

125 – Kody Kister (M) won by forfeit
133 – Jake McManigal (M) won by forfeit
141 – Drew Smith (M) won by forfeit
149 – Justin Truckenmiller (M) dec. Devan Silva, 8-3
157 – Ben Knight (M) dec. Kody Kramer, 8-3
165 – Jared Wildeboer (M) won by fall over Nathan Shay, 4:19
174 – Matt Muller (M) dec. Caleb Malychewski, 6-1
184 – Brian Block (M) maj. Dec. Jordan Branson, 9-0
197 – Tyler Kackmarynski (M) won by fall over Ron Neu, 4:22
HWT – Jared Bridgewater (P) won by fall over Tyler Thompson, 3:07

Grand View 25, Olivet (Mich.) 23

125 – Michael Schultz (GV) dec. Justin Fleeson, 7-3
133 – Travis Evans (GV) tech. fall Corey Mykalatis, 7:00
141 – Nick Coffman (GV) tech. fall Kenny Richmond, 6:28
149 – Matt Burns (GV) won by fall over Gage Pederson, 3:33
157 – James Myers (O) won by fall over Ryan Hand, 1:32
165 – Justin Jaynes (O) won by fall over Ty Knowler, 6:20
174 –Trevor Tyler (O) tech. fall Adam Houser, 7:00
184 – Will Worthy (GV) dec. Josh Crawford, 13-7
197 – Derek Nightser (GV) dec. Aaron Sullenger, 6-1
HWT – Logan Renas (O) won by fall over Tyler Wilson, 5:23

All-Stars 28, St. John’s II 3

125 – Jimmy Gotto (C) dec. Alex Peck, 11-5
133 – Dalton Sowers (SJ) dec. Andrew Taylor, 9-4
141 – Jordan Westfall (C) won by fall over Aaron Padrnos, :41
149 – Johnny Siegel (C) maj. Dec. Cody Goldschmidt, 12-2
157 – Dmitri Boyer (C) dec. Chris Stevermer, 6-3
165 – Dalton Fletcher (M) dec. Dave Radamaier, 3-0
174 – Ethan Ball (C) dec. Nick Schluer, 8-5
184 – Double forfeit
197 – Anthony Mera (C) dec. Riad Abu-Smail 5-2
HWT – Jake Ceslick (O) dec. John Stepaniak, 4-2

SESSION V

Wartburg II 37, All-Stars I 0

125 – No match
133 – Mike Merritt (W) dec. Austin Cave, 6-0
141 – Tucker Weber (W) dec. Taylor Phipps, 7-0
149 – Cole Welter (W) won by fall over Matt Maresh, 2:40
157 – Matt Vercillo (W) wins by forfeit
165 – Jase Schossow (W) dec. Dalton Fletcher, 4-1
174 – Noah Minikus (W) maj. Dec. Chris Harlin, 12-3
184 – Punahele Soriano (W) wins by fall over Bryce Wilson, 2:44
197 – Sam Upah (W) dec. Jake Parker, 6-1
HWT – Ryan Fank (W) wins by fall over Evan Sells, 6:10

St. John’s 18, Coe 17

125 – Clayton Rush (C) tech. fall Scott Padrnos, 3:31
133 – Chad Henle (SJ) dec. Drew Hinschberger, 4-2
141 – Chris Sandy (SJ) dec. Chris LeClere, 8-5
149 – Minga Batsukh (SJ) maj. Dec. James Locke, 20-9
157 – Dale Handley (C) dec. John Vaith, 5-1
165 – Nick LeClere (C) dec. Matt Baarston, 9-3
174 – Matt Pfarr (SJ) maj. Dec. Scott King, 15-3
184 – Dustin Baxter (SJ) maj. Dec. Seth Rehn, 12-4
197 – Ethan Ball (C) dec. Mitch Hagen, 5-2
HWT – Alex Burkle (C) dec. Tony Willaert, 19-14

Morningside 27, California Baptist 17

125 – Jimmy Martinez (CB) pins Kody Kistner, 1:26
133 – Josh McManigal (M) maj. Dec. Landon Saldana 13-4
141 – Drew Smith (M) maj. Dec. Paul Miller 12-0
149 – Chris Santana (CB) maj. Dec. Josh Truckenmiller, 12-4
157 – Ben Knight (M) won by fall over Bronson Gerl, 1:00
165 – Jon Sievert (M) won by fall over Kenneth Tribbvle, 4:46
174 – Chris Moorhead (M) dec. CJ Knowland 5-0
184 – Brian Block (M) maj. Dec. Bryce Wilson 10-0
197 – Caleb Gerl (CB) maj. Dec. Tyler Kackmarynski, 13-1
HWT – Adam Evers (CB) dec. Tyler Thompson 13-6

Olivet 27, Baldwin-Wallace 18

125 – Jeremy Damrody (BW) won by fall over Justin Fleeson
133 – Philip Payne (BW) won by fall over Corey Mykolatis, 6:00 – Olivet deducted team point for foul language
141 – Vince Lahar (O)won by fall over Grant Seward
149 – Steve Mena (O) won by fall over Tim Hamm, :59
157 – James Myers (O) won by fall over Danny Huffman, :26
165 – Korey Leonhard (BW) dec. Justin Jaynes, 4-0
174 – Andrew Scavuzzo (BW) dec. Trevor Tyler, 11-5
184 – Jim Neal (O) dec. Joe Georgian, 5-4
197 – Justin Leonard (O) dec. Tristan Stoll, 9-3
HWT – Logan Renas (O) maj. Dec. Ryan Jones, 11-3

Chicago – All-Stars II

No team score kept – all matches exhibitions

125 – Jimmy Gotto (C) dec. Jake Schamm 4-0
133 – Andrew Taylor (UC) won by fall over Paul Mahoney, 2:25
141 – Jordan Westfall (C) dec. Joe Amin, 4-0
149 – Johnny Siegel (C) dec. Donovan Samo, 3-0
157 – Dmitri Boyer (C) maj. Dec. Kyle Kocker, 12-1

Ridgewater Duals

Ridgewater 37, Itasca 9
125: Lonny Booshu, R, pin Ryan Pryzbylski 4:01
133: Nate Friederich, R, pin Frank Smith 2:38
141: Javier Portillo, R, pin Matt Dunlap 4:53
149: Josh Anderson, R, won by forfeit
157: Ryan Krause, R, maj Alex Flanagan 14-0
165: Conner Monk, I, pin Trevor Krueger 5:24
174: Travis Peralta, R, dec Blake Menard 8-2
184: Nick Dahl, R, dec Ian Pratt 5-2
197: Cully Butterfield, I, dec Aaron Samuelson 11-4
Hwt: Derek Carlson, R, dec Luke Carlson 2-1

Ridgewater 27, Minot State 19
125: Kellen Zietz, M, pin Lonny Booshu 2:06
133: Nate Friederich, R, pin Samuel Loggins 3:18
141: Javier Portillo, R, pin Deon Buhl 6:49
149: Jon Wilson, M, maj Josh Anderson 16-3
157: Jacob Hoffart, M, dec Ryan Krause 6-4
165: Trevor Krueger, R, dec Hunter Field 5-1
174: Travis Peralta, R, dec Cris Molina 8-3
184: Luke Michaelson, M, pin Nick Dahl 4:38
197: Aaron Samuelson, R, dec Ryan Kamrowski 5-2
Hwt: Derek Carlson, R, won by forfeit

Ridgewater 37, St. John’s JV 7
125: Lonny Booshu, R, maj Manny Livingstone 17-4
133: Nate Friederich, R, pin Gabe Dragt 4:44
141: Javier Portillo, R, maj Aaron Padrnos 16-8
149: Ryan Arne, S, maj Josh Anderson 11-2
157: Brandon Sepplet, S, dec Ryan Krause 13-8
165: Trevor Krueger, R, pin Charlie Kirscht 6:11
174: Travis Peralta, R, tcfl David Radermacher 21-6
184: Nick Dahl, R, dec Aaron Brasket 7-3
197: Aaron Samuelson, R, dec Riad Abu-Smail 5-2
Hwt: Dylan Shequen, R, pin Paul Plomblom 4:31