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Paynesville Press - February 9, 2005

Rocori rallies to top wrestlers at Kimball

By Michael Jacobson

The Bulldog wrestling team crushed Kimball 60-12, avenged last year's loss to MACCRAY 43-23, but were edged by Rocori 37-36 at the Kimball Quadrangular on Friday.

Against Kimball, the Dogs built a 48-0 lead and cruised to victory. Kimball forfeited four of the first six weights in the match. Recording pins for the Dogs were eighth grader Jon Kerzman (119), junior Sean Glenz (145), ninth grader Kevin Klein (171), ninth grader Jordan Spaeth (189), and senior Josh Tebben (215). Junior Joey Sheridan (112) added a technical fall, senior Jack Mueller (152) won by major decision, and junior Keith Klein won by decision to complete the scoring for the Dogs.

Joey Sheridan wrestling The Dogs also built a 42-9 lead against MACCRAY, with the help of five forfeits, and won 43-23, avenging a one-point loss to the Wolverines last year. After two forfeits, Sheridan won a decision to give the Dogs a 15-0 lead. Then, after MACCRAY cut that deficit to 15-9, junior Joel Kerzman scored a pin, and Keith Klein won a decision followed by three more forfeits to make it 42-9.

Junior Joey Sheridan went undefeated at the Kimball quadrangular on Friday night.

The Dogs, who lost two team points for unsportsmanlike conduct, cutting their lead to 40-17, got their last points when Spaeth won in double overtime, scoring a reversal to win 3-1.

Against Rocori, the Dogs jumped ahead 18-0 with three straight pins by ninth grader Jordan Christian at 103, Sheridan at 112, and Jon Kerzman at 119, and the Dogs built a 36-12 lead, but Rocori swept the last five weights to rally for a 37-36 win.

After Rocori cut the Dogs' lead to 18-12, Joel Kerzman scored a pin at 135, Keith Klein won a decision at 140, Rocori forfeited to Glenz at 145, and Mueller won a decision at 152, giving the Dogs a 36-12 lead.

Rocori got three pins, a major decision, and a decision from 160 to 275 to rally for the victory and finish the quadrangular undefeated. The Dogs went 2-1.

Undefeated wrestlers for the Dogs were Christian, Sheridan, Jon Kerzman, Joel Kerzman, Keith Klein, Glenz, and Mueller.

This week, the Bulldogs (13-13?) started the section team playoffs on Tuesday. The Dogs, seeded second in Section 6A, hosted the first round and wrestled either #7 Ogilvie or #10 BBE to reach the section semifinals.

The Section 6A semifinals and finals will be held at Ogilvie on Friday, Feb. 11, with the semifinals at 6 p.m. (where the Dogs could meet third-seeded Mille Lacs) and with the finals at 8 p.m. (where the Dogs could meet top-seeded Pierz, the defending Class A state champs).

Paynesville 60, Kimball 12
103-Jordan Christian (P) won by forfeit; 112-Joe Sheridan (P) tech. falled Derek Orbeck, 16-1; 119-Jon Kerzman (P) pinned Jacob Kieke, 3:37; 125-Todd Thielen (P) won by forfeit; 130-A.J. Christian (P) won by forfeit; 135-Joel Kerzman (P) won by forfeit; 140-Keith Klein (P) dec. Erich Deutsch, 7-3; 145-Sean Glenz (P) pinned David Dahnke, 1:15; 152-Jack Mueller (P) maj. dec. Dan Barthel, 9-1; 160-John Hanley (K) pinned Brad Torborg, 0:43; 171-Kevin Klein (P) pinned Aaron Dahlager, 4:35; 189-Jordan Spaeth (P) pinned Josh Almaren, 1:28; 215-Josh Tebben (P) pinned Dylan Kaskinen, 1:27; 275-Peter Jonas (K) pinned Jimmy Jansen, 0:57.

Paynesville 43, MACCRAY 23
103-Jordan Christian (P) won by forfeit; 112-Calvin Weber (P) won by forfeit; 119-Joey Sheridan (P) dec. Joe DeGrote, 5-0; 125-Tyler Streen (M) dec. Todd Thielen, 10-5; 130-Mark DeGrote (M) pinned A.J. Christian, 4:24; 135-Joel Kerzman (P) pinned Mitch Rosendahl, 0:50; 140-Keith Klein (P) dec. Thomas Miller, 6-4; 145-Sean Glenz (P) won by forfeit; 152-Jack Mueller (P) won by forfeit; 160-Brad Torborg (P) won by forfeit; 171-Trevor Streen (M) maj. dec. Kevin Klein, 10-1; 189-Mitch Grussing (M) maj. dec. Josh Tebben, 16-3; 215-Jordan Spaeth (P) dec. Nick Rosendahl, 3-1 (OT-2); 275-Matt Uttermark (M) pinned Cody Flanders, 0:47.

Rocori 37, Paynesville 36
103-Jordan Christian (P) pinned Zach Walz, 1:47; 112-Joe Sheridan (P) pinned Chris Braun, 1:44; 119-Jon Kerzman (P) pinned Derek Gertken, 4:34; 125-Sam Howe (R) pinned Todd Thielen, 1:41; 130-Grant Johnson (R) pinned A.J. Christian, 3:23; 135-Joel Kerzman (P) pinned Derek Schoenberg, 0:58; 140-Keith Klein (P) dec. Nate Klein, 3-2; 145-Sean Glenz (P) won by forfeit; 152-Jack Mueller (P) dec. Chuck Aho, 10-4; 160-Brandon Provo (R) dec. Brad Torborg, 7-5; 171-Matt Toren (R) pinned Kevin Klein, 1:26; 189-Kyle Schroeder (R) maj. dec. Jordan Spaeth, 14-5; 215-Tyler Hommerding (R) pinned Luke Frank, 0:47; 275-Darrin Massmann (R) pinned Cody Flanders, 1:07.

Paynesville 62, NL-S 9
The Dogs dominated, winning the first 11 matches and building a 56-0 lead, in defeating New London-Spicer in a nonconference match on Tuesday, Feb. 1.

The Dogs got five pins and two forfeits in their opening run, which also included two major decisions and two decisions. NL-S won two of the last three weights to make the final score 62-9.

Junior Joey Sheridan (112), eighth grader Jon Kerzman (119), junior Andrew Christian (130), senior Jack Mueller (152), junior Sean Glenz (160), and senior Josh Tebben (215) recorded pins for the Dogs against NL-S. Ninth grader Jordan Christian (103) and senior Todd Thielen added major decisions, and junior Joel Kerzman (140) and ninth grader Kevin Klein (171) won decisions.

Paynesville 62, NL-S 9
103-Jordan Christian (P) maj. dec. Chad Henle, 12-3; 112-Joe Sheridan (P) pinned Billy Dean, 4:22; 119-Jon Kerzman (P) pinned Brandon Keller, 0:30; 125-Todd Thielen (P) maj. dec. John Nething, 15-5; 130-A.J. Christian (P) pinned Chris DeLong, 1:24; 135-Cody Block (P) won by forfeit; 140-Joel Kerzman (P) dec. Adam Luberts, 6-5; 145-Keith Klein (P) won by forfeit; 152-Jack Mueller (P) pinned Paul Palmquist, 3:56; 160-Sean Glenz (P) pinned Ben Koch, 1:52; 171-Kevin Klein (P) dec. Collin Ruter, 3-1; 189-Kyle Weinandt (NL-S) dec. Jordan Spaeth, 8-3; 215-Josh Tebben (P) pinned Paul Peterson, 5:26; 275-Stephen Westby (NL-S) pinned Jimmy Jansen, 1:05.

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