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Vikings wrestling goes 2-1 at The Clash

January 8, 2011
Marshall Independent

The Minnesota wrestling team finished in fifth place in the "B" bracket of The Clash National Wrestling Duals in Rochester, going 2-1.

The Vikings lost 32-31 against Glenbard North (Ill.) in the opening round before winning two straight: a 54-15 victory over Arrowhead Union (Wis.) and a 43-26 win against Stewartville.

Against Glenbard North, who is ranked No. 19 nationally on The OpenMat, a national wrestling website, the Vikings fell behind after losing six of the first eight matches. Starting with Blake Abraham at 171 pounds, the Vikings won four straight matches to close the gap, but Glenbard North held on for a one-point win. Getting wins for Minneota were Abraham, Adam Josephson (189 pounds), Josh VanOverbeke (215), Jason Vick (heavyweight), Christian Skillings (125), Beau Buysse (135) and Alex Lessman (152).

The Vikings were in a hole against Arrowhead Union, falling behind 12-0 before scoring 25 straight points, including pins by Buysse and Isaac Josephson. Josephson, VanOverbeke and Vick each scored pins. Skillings and Travis Longtin each won by technical fall.

In the fifth-place match, Minneota climbed back from a 11-0 deficit against Stewartville, the No. 9 team in Class AA. Starting with a pin by Alec Engler, the Vikings won six straight matches, including pins by Buysse and Lessman. Sawyer VanHecke and Josephson had pins for the Vikings.

Glenbard North (Ill.) 32,

Minneota 31

103-Jon Marmelejo (GN) pinned Landyn VanOverbeke, 0:48

112-Johnny Gosinski (GN) pinned Nicholas Esping, 0:24

119-Bryan Gonzalez (GN) dec. Alec Engler, 7-5

125-Christian Skillings (M) pinned Wade Hazzard, 1:40

130-Joey Gosinski (GN) pinned Dallas Muhl, 0:42

135 -Beau Buysse (M) pinned Tom Collum, 1:00

140 -Brian Murphy (GN) tech. fall Andrew Swedzinski, 25-10

145-Mario Rodriguez (GN) dec. Isaac Josephson, 7-1

152-Alex Lessman (M) dec. Brandon Heyduk, 5-2

160-Paul Freeman (GN) dec. Sawyer VanHecke, 7-3

171-Blake Abraham (M) dec. Dan Fierro, 9-7

189-Adam Josephson (M) dec. Dan Eldridge, 7-3

215-Josh VanOverbeke (M) maj. dec. Dan Buyle, 9-0

Hwt.-Jason Vick (M) pinned Dan Meltale, 2:36

Minneota 54,

Arrowhead Union (Wis.) 15

103-Andrew Crone (AU) pinned Kyle Hennen, 0:38

112-Mark Landsgaard (AU) pinned Justin Vankeulen, 1:49

119-Alec Engler (M) maj. dec. Cory Cinelli, 10-0

125-Christian Skillings (M) tech. fall Luke Berenz, 18-2

130-Beau Buysse (M) pinned Adam Yde, 3:53

135-Andrew Swedzinski (M) maj. dec. Mitchell Berenz, 13-5

140-Isaac Josephson (M) pinned Jake Nelson, 1:21

145-Jake Sueflohn (AU) maj. dec. Alex Lessman, 11-3

152-Travis Longtin (M) tech. fall Zach Barbee, 15-0

160-Sawyer VanHecke (M) dec. Mitchell Anderson, 10-4

171-Blake Abraham (M) dec. Danny Schnick, 6-1

189-Adam Josephson (M) pinned Zak Ryder, 2:42

215-Josh VanOverbeke (M) pinned Curry Perkins, 5:29

Hwt.-Jason Vick (M) pinned Austin Gatchel, 2:47

Minneota 43, Stewartville 26

103-Bailey Herman (S) pinned Landyn VanOverbeke, 3:49

112-Brett Stolarzyk (S) tech. fall Nicholas Esping, 17-2

119-Alec Engler (M) pinned Tanner Johnson, 3:30

125-Christian Skillings (M) dec. Nate Lecy, 2-0

130-Beau Buysse (M) pinned Mike Malone, 1:46

135-Andrew Swedzinski (M) dec. Eric Nelson, 7-2

140-Isaac Josephson (M) dec. Zach Jaeger, 8-3

145-Alex Lessman (M) pinned Austin Rosenblad, 2:56

152-Eric Twohey (S) pinned Travis Longtin, 3:35

160-Sawyer VanHecke (M) pinned Matt Aldrich, 3:44

171-Nate Goeldi (S) dec. Blake Abraham, 4-2 (OT)

189-Adam Josephson (M) pinned Nick Bakken, 3:37

215-Josh VanOverbeke (M) maj. dec. Mike Kellner, 12-0

285-Tim Twohey (S) pinned Jason Vick, 2:59



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