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Perham, MN — Friday’s Minnesota Duals marked the first time that the four Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference schools that sponsor wrestling have met at one site for a dual event since 2004, when the final MIAC Team Duals were held.

The Cobbers (9-2) next host Minnesota State Moorhead on Wednesday. Augsburg returns to action next Friday (2/4) at 7:30 p.m., hosting top-ranked Wartburg (Iowa) at Si Melby Hall. The Johnnies host the annual North Country Open next Saturday, Feb. 5, in Collegeville. St. Olaf’s next competition is at the North Country Open.

Minnesota Duals at Prairie Winds Middle School, Perham, MN

4:00 pm

#6 Saint John’s 35, St. Olaf 4
125: Open
133: Alex Peck (SJU) wins by forfeit [6-0]
141: Ryan Timmerman (STO) major dec. Jay Woiwor (SJU), 11-2 [6-4]
149: Minga Batsukh (#4, SJU) tech. fall Tom Mork (STO), 28-13 [11-4]
157: Drew Larson (SJU) major dec. Michael Roth (STO), 13-4 [15-4]
165: Matt Baarson (#1, SJU) dec. Joey Waples (STO), 4-0 [18-4]
174: Matt Pfarr (#4, SJU) pinned Joseph Pesta (STO), 6:25 [24-4]
184: Dustin Baxter (#7, SJU) major dec. Andrew Rudd (STO), 12-2 [28-4]
197: Tony Willaert (#9, SJU) major dec. Joseph Schlueter (STO), 22-14 [32-4]
Hwt: John Linn (SJU) dec. Justin Luthey (STO), 6-0 [35-4]

#7 Concordia 26 #3 Augsburg 11
125 Ben Presler (CON) DEC Joshua Roberts (Augs) 4-3
133 Daron Hohbein (CON) MD Nathan Lexvold (Augs) 14-2
141 David Baker (CON) DEC Will Keeter (Augs) 7-3
149 Tony Valek (Augs) MD Jacob Long (CON) 10-1
157 Justin Berns (CON) MD Jon Priess (Augs) 14-2
165 Orlando Ponce (Augs) MD Matt Jeska (CON) 11-3
174 Zach Molitor (Augs) DEC Ross Dankers (CON) 12-10
184 Phil Moenkedick (CON) FALL Mboma, Jackson (Augs) (2:10)
197 Nathan Schmitz (CON) DEC Brad Baus (Augs) 7-4
285 Tom Bouressa (CON) DEC Nikolas Bogojevic (Augs) 6-0

6:00 pm

#3 Augsburg 36, St. Olaf 10
125: #5 Josh Roberts (AUG, 15-5) wins by forfeit (Augs 6-0)
133: Boyd Suparat (AUG, 16-9) wins by forfeit (Augs 12-0)
141: Ryan Timmerman (STO) maj. dec. Will Keeter (AUG, 19-12) 11-2 (Augs 12-4)
149: #3 Tony Valek (AUG, 24-2) pinned Leo Suarez (STO) 1:33 (Augs 18-4)
157: Michael Roth (STO) dec. Tommy Teigen (AUG, 11-5) 6-4 (Augs 18-7)
165: #5 Orlando Ponce (AUG, 19-4) dec. Josef Waples (STO) 8-3 (Augs 21-7)
174: #2 Zach Molitor (AUG, 18-2) maj. dec. Joseph Pesta (STO) 12-1 (Augs 25-7)
184: #6 Brad Baus (AUG, 21-6) pinned Andrew Rudd (STO) 0:20 (Augs 31-7)
197: Joseph Schlueter (STO) dec. Jackson Mboma (AUG, 8-14) 10-7 (Augs 31-10)
Hwt: #10 Chad Johnson (AUG, 14-7) tech. fall Justin Luthey (STO) 16-0 at 5:17 (Augs 36-10)

#7 Concordia 32, #6 Saint John’s 10
125: Ben Presler (#7, CON) wins by forfeit [0-6]
133: Chad Henle (SJU) dec. Daron Hohbein (#10, CON), 8-5 [3-6]
141: David Baker (CON) pinned Alex Boosalis (SJU), 6:59 [3-12]
149: Ryan Arne (SJU) dec. Jake Long (CON), 4-1 [6-12]
157: Justin Berns (#5, CON) major dec. John Vaith (SJU), 13-2 [6-16]
165: Jordan Bendson (CON) dec. Chris Stevermer (SJU), 7-5 OT [6-19]
174: Nick Schuler (SJU) major dec. Ross Dankers (#5, CON), 8-0 [10-19]
184: Phil Moenkedick (#1, CON) pinned Dustin Raygor (SJU), 0:48 [10-25]
197: Nate Schmitz (CON) dec. Mitch Hagen (SJU), 8-2 [10-28]
Hwt: Tom Bouressa (CON) major dec. John Scepaniak (SJU), 8-0 [10-32]

8:00 pm

#3 Augsburg 20, #6 Saint John’s 19
125: Josh Roberts (#5, AUG) wins by forfeit [0-6]
133: Boyd Suparat (AUG) major dec. Chad Henle (SJU), 15-6 [0-10]
141: Chris Sandy (SJU) pinned Will Keeter (AUG), 1:20 [6-10]
149: Minga Batsukh (#4, SJU) dec. Tony Valek (#3, AUG), 6-1 [9-10]
157: Drew Larson (SJU) dec. Jon Priess (AUG), 4-0 [12-10]
165: Matt Baarson (#1, SJU) dec. Orlando Ponce (#5, AUG), 7-3 [15-10]
174: Zach Molitor (#2, AUG) dec. Matt Pfarr (#4, SJU), 6-1 [15-13]
184: Brad Baus (#6, AUG) dec. Dustin Baxter (#7, SJU), 3-1 [15-16]
197: Tony Willaert (#9, SJU) major dec. Jackson Mboma (AUG), 13-4 [19-16]
Hwt: Chad Johnson (#10, AUG) major dec. John Linn (SJU), 9-0 [19-20]

#7 Concordia 42 St. Olaf 6
125 Ben Presler (CON) For Forfeit (STO)
133 Daron Hohbein (CON) For Forfeit (STO)
141 Ryan Timmerman (STO ) FALL David Baker (CON) 1:16
149 Jacob Long (CON) DEC Thomas Mork (STO) 8-6
157 Justin Berns (CON) TF5 Michael Roth (STO) 16-1 (3:00)
165 Matt Jeska (CON) MD Josef Waples (STO) 12-2
174 Ross Dankers (CON) DEC Joseph Pesta (STO) 12-6
184 Phil Moenkedick (CON) FALL Andrew Rudd (STO) (0:42)
197 Nathan Schmitz (CON) DEC Joseph Schlueter (STO) 8-6
285 Cody Kasprick (CON) FALL Justin Luthey (STO) (3:53)

Waldorf 25 St. Olaf 22

Jan. 25, 2011 at Forest City, Iowa

Waldorf 25, St. Olaf 22
125: Ben Seglin (Wal) win by forfeit
133: Jeff Ohnemus (Wal) win by forfeit
141: Ryan Timmerman (STO) def. Rene Venel (Wal), Fall – 4:16
149: Thomas Mork (STO) def. Bryce Robbins (Wal), 11-3
157: Jeremy Padilla (Wal) def. Michael Roth (STO), 4-2
165: Joey Waples (STO) def. Rashad Moss (Wal), 8-6
174: Joseph Pesta (STO) def. Josh Ellingwood (Wal), 4-1
184: Andrew Rudd (STO) def. Gabe Vasques (Wal), Fall 2:52
197: Jeff Roman (Wal) def. Joseph Schlueter (STO), Fall 0:32
Hwt: Jacob Combs (Wal) def. Justin Luthey (STO), 13-3

Concordia 34 St. Olaf 9

Cobbers Dismiss Oles 34-9

NORTHFIELD, Minn. — No.7-ranked Concordia won eight of the 10 individual matches against St. Olaf and went on to post a 34-9 over the Oles in Northfield on Friday. It is the fourth straight dual meet win for the Cobbers and fifth in the past six matches.

The overriding storyline for the Cobbers as they head into the final days of January is the career wins race between seniors Justin Berns and Phil Monekedick. Both wrestlers posted dominating wins on Friday and both wrestlers inched closer to the school’s all-time win record. Berns recorded a 15-1 major decision victory at 157 to move his season record to 18-3. Moenkedick made short work of his opponent at 184 by recording a pin fall at 1:26. The defending national champion, Moenkedick is now 22-1 on the year. Both Berns and Moenkedick have 122 career wins and both need three more victories to surpass the program record of 124 set by Steve Larsen.

All told against the Oles, the Cobbers won three matches by decision, two by major decision, one by pin fall, one by technical fall and one by forfeit.

Daron Hohbein walked away with the technical fall as he scored a 16-1 win at 133. Ben Presler, Kevin Fynboh, Ross Dankers, Nathan Schmitz and Tom Bouressa also recorded victories for CC. Bouressa blanked his opponent 8-0 in the 285-lb match and is now 12-1 in his last 13 matches with his only loss coming against No.1-ranked John Helgerson of Wartburg. Schmitz is now 16-7 on the season and is 8-2 in his last 10 matches. Dankers, an All-American last year, earned his 17th win of the year and is 11-1 in his last 12 matches.

Concordia will send a contingent to the Jamestown Open on Saturday, Jan. 22 and then turn its attention to the Minnesota Duals Meet on Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. at Perham High School. The meet will feature four teams from the old MIAC wrestling conference, three of which are currently ranked in the top 7 of the nation in Division III.

Concordia 34, St. Olaf 9
125: Ben Presler (CC) wins by forfeit
133: Daron Hohbein (CC) tech. fall Michael Pitts (STO) 16-1
141: Ryan Timmerman (STO) pin fall Ben Anderson (CC) 2:12
149: Kevin Fynboh (CC) dec. Thomas Mork (STO) 6-3
157: Justin Berns (CC) maj. dec. Michael Roth (STO) 15-1
165: Joey Waples (STO) dec. Jordan Bedson (CC) 9-4
174: Ross Dankers (CC) dec. Joseph Pesta (STO) 7-3
184: Phil Moenkedick (CC) pin fall Andrew Rudd (STO) 1:26
197: Nathan Schmitz (CC) dec. Joseph Schlueter (STO) 10-4
285: Tom Bouressa (CC) maj. dec. Justin Luthey (STO) 8-0

St. John’s 31 St. Olaf 11

SJU’s Backups Subdue Oles, 31-11

NORTHFIELD, Minn.: No. 6 Saint John’s sent its backups to Northfield Thursday, Jan. 20, and earned a 31-11 win over St. Olaf.

The Johnnies jumped out to a 12-0 lead via a forfeit at 125 pounds and a pin from freshman Alex Peck (Edina, Minn./Benilde-St. Margaret’s) at 133. The Oles’ Ryan Timmerman put the home team on the scoreboard with a technical fall, but freshman Joe Hessing (Loretto, Minn./Delano) gave SJU six more points with a pin in the ensuing match.

St. Olaf rattled off two straight wins, its only other wins on the night, at 157 and 165 to cut the deficit to 18-12. Freshman Nick Schuler (Roseville, Minn./Totino-Grace) put the Johnnies back in the win column with an 8-3 decision at 174. The Oles were deducted a team point when Pesta shoved Schuler’s head to the mat at the end of the bout.

Senior Dustin Raygor (St. Croix Falls, Wis.) tallied a major decision, 15-7, over Andrew Rudd at 184, while sophomore Mitch Hagen (Sunburg, Minn./Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg) posted an 8-5 decision. Freshman John Scepaniak (Avon, Minn./Holdingford) ended the dual with a 6-0 shutout win at heavyweight.

The Johnnies return to action with three duals on Friday, Jan. 28, in Perham. SJU is scheduled to face the Oles once again at 4 p.m., followed by showdowns with No. 7 Concordia-Moorhead and No. 3 Augsburg at 6 and 8 p.m., respectively.

No. 6 Saint John’s (SJU) 31, St. Olaf (STO) 11
125: Freshman Matt Hickerson (SJU) wins by forfeit [6-0]
133: Freshman Alex Peck (SJU) pinned Michael Pitts (STO), 2:06 [12-0]
141: Ryan Timmerman (STO) tech. fall sophomore Jay Woiwor (SJU), 18-1 [12-5]
149: Freshman Joe Hessing (SJU) pinned Thomas Mork (STO), 0:54 [18-5]
157: Michael Roth (STO) dec. freshman Brandon Seppelt (SJU), 6-3 [18-8]
165: Joey Waples (STO) major dec. freshman David Rademacher (SJU), 16-4 [18-12]
174: Freshman Nick Schuler (SJU) dec. Joseph Pesta (STO), 8-3 [21-11]*
184: Senior Dustin Raygor (SJU) major dec. Andrew Rudd (STO), 15-7 [25-11]
197: Sophomore Mitch Hagen (SJU) dec. Joseph Schlueter (STO), 8-5 [28-11]
Hwt: Freshman John Scepaniak (SJU) dec. Justin Luthey (STO), 6-0 [31-11]
*a team point was deducted from St. Olaf at the conclusion of the match

Central College 30 St. Olaf 7

January 14, 2011 at Pella, Iowa

Central College 30, St. Olaf 7
125 – Kalen Greiner (C) def. Open (StO)
133 – Jon Mendoza (C) def. Openl (StO)
141 – Ryan Timmerman (StO) def. TJ Peretti (C), 11-0
149 – Joe Atwell (C) def. Thomas Mork (StO), 8-2
157 – Josh Atwell (C) def. Michael Roth (StO), 11-4
165 – Joey Waples (StO) def. Reid Imerman (C), 10-4
174 – Tommy Van Renterghem (C) def. Joe Pesta (StO), 4-2
184 – Greg Barner (C) def. Andrew Rudd (StO), 3-1 in OT
197 – Theron Steward (C) def. Joe Schlueter (StO), 4-3
285 – Ted Kirkx (C) def. Justin Luthey (StO), 7-1

St. Olaf 22 Rochester CTC 20

January 12, 2011 at Rochester, Minn

St. Olaf 22 Rochester CTC 20
125: Jered Kemp RCTC Forfeit
133: Lothus RCTC over Zac Miller 11-2
141: Ryan Timmerman STO Pin 1:53 over Steve Stark
149: Thomas Mork STO Pin over Aaron Niles in OT
157: Sam Schad RCTC Dec over Justin Skillings 8-2
165: Joseph Waples STO Dec over Peter McPhail 4-2
174: Joseph Pesta STO Dec over theo Jensen-Innis 3-0
184: Josh Kinneman RCTC over Elliott Courchain 10-0
197: Joe Schlueter STO over RCTC Andy Godeen 10-2
Hwt: Chris Holland RCTC over St Olaf Justin Luthey