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JUNIOR HIGH ATHLETICS
Pacific Wrestlers Defeat St. Clair, Borgia
January 26, 2012St Clair Athletics
Pacific swept a three-school wrestling meet with Borgia and St. Clair Tuesday at Pacific High School.
The Indians recorded dual wins over St. Clair 45-36 and Borgia 60-24. The win over St. Clair kept Pacific unbeaten in the Four Rivers Conference.
“We wrestled very aggressively, both our varsity and junior varsity kids,” said Pacific Head Coach Rob Schimsa. “It’s a shame we had to give up some open weights, but we compete with what we have.”
In the other dual meet, St. Clair defeated Borgia, 66-15.
“I’m proud of my team for fighting and giving a strong effort,” said St. Clair Head Coach Mark Payne. “Pacific is a tough team. Borgia keeps fighting hard as well.”
The first-year Knights continue to show improvement.
“Pacific and St. Clair both are seasoned programs with good coaches and some state wrestlers in their arsenal. It’s good for us to go against that type of competition,” said Borgia Head Coach Tim Ortmann. “We’ll try to correct what we did wrong. We have a young team. We have one sophomore, one junior and the rest are freshmen.”
Pacific won eight of the 10 contested matches in a 45-36 FRC win over St. Clair.
“We knew there would be a couple of swing matches that would determine the outcome of the dual. We won those swing matches,” Schimsa said. “It seems like most duals come down to one or two matches and we were able to win them.”
The Indians’ eight winners were:
• Zach Schlemper (160 pounds) pinned Austin Pelton in 1:26;
• Joe Rind (106) pinned Chris Algiere in 1:09;
• Jace Bertz (113) pinned Wallie Mesey in 4:57;
• Tanner Danielson (120) pinned Chase Cohen in 47 seconds;
• Jeff Miller (126) pinned Austin Koenig in 56 seconds;
• Rob Colson (132) won an 8-6 decision over Jesse Sheldon;
• Dalton Voyles (138) pinned Guy Hopper in 48 seconds;
• Austin Repp (145) pinned Hayden Norton in 56 seconds.
The Bulldogs’ two winners in contested matches were:
• Dustin Conner (152) pinned Curtis Paglusch in 1:51;
• Mike Wright (285) pinned Ryan Byron in 3:00.
Winning by forfeit for St. Clair were Jake Calkins (170), Skylar Hutchison (182), Dakota Bush (195) and Matt Barbay (220).
“Pacific took advantage of our inexperience and won the meet,” Payne said.
“We’ve beaten Sullivan and St. Clair in the conference, but still have three tough meets against Union, Owensville and St. James,” Schimsa said. “The conference is very even this year. Every team has a chance to win it.”
There were only three contested matches, all won by the Indians, in a 60-24 win over Borgia.
• Byron (285) pinned Max Baker in 20 seconds.
• Paglusch (152) pinned Taylor Monzyk in 5:32.
• Schlemper (160) pinned Dean Lockhart in 4:42. Schlemper trailed by a score of 13-4 when he pinned Lockhart.
“Zach came back in the end and got the pin. You have to wrestle hard for six minutes. That’s something we preach in the room,” Schimsa said.
“Dean had a mental mistake at the end,” Ortmann said. “Dean missed weight by nine-tenths of a pound and had to wrestle up. He’ll give a much better performance when he makes weight.”
Winning by forfeit for the Indians were Rind (106), Bertz (113), Danielson (120), Miller (126), Colson (132), Repp (145) and Voyles (138).
Winning by forfeit for the Knights were Owen Lamb (170), Noah Garcilaso (182), Billy Rombach (195) and Gideon Semones (220).
St. Clair won four of the five contested matches in a 66-15 victory over Borgia.
Winners for the Bulldogs in contested matches were:
• Conner (152) pinned Monzyk in 1:00.
• Calkins (170) pinned Lamb in 52 seconds;
• Bush (195) pinned Rombach in 24 seconds;
• Wright (285) pinned Baker in 37 seconds.
“Mikey Wright wrestled well. He had to give up quite a bit of weight, but handled it well,” Payne said. “Dustin Conner also wrestled well.”
Winning by forfeit for the Bulldogs were Algiere (106), Mesey (113), Cohen (120), Koenig (126), Sheldon (132), Jonah Pfeiffer (138) and Norton (145).
Borgia’s lone contested win was an 8-3 decision by Lockhart (160) over Pelton.
Winning by forfeit for the Knights were Garcilaso (182) and Semones (220).
“Our improvement since the start of the season has been night and day,” Ortmann said. “The best part of our team is we have great kids. We’re going through some growing pains. We’ll get there.”