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Paynesville Press - December 17, 2003

Wrestlers take fifth at Edison tourney

By Michael Jacobson

The Bulldogs took fifth place, going 2-2, at a tournament at Minneapolis Edison on Saturday, beating Edison 50-30 and Nicollet 51-21 but losing to Class AAA schools Owatonna 45-28 and to Eagan 34-33.

Owatonna is ranked #3 in Class AAA, while Edison is ranked #19 in Class AAA. Paynesville, ranked #11 in Class A, is now 7-3 this season.

Cheering on a teammate The Bulldogs beat Edison, then lost to Eagan and Owatonna, before beating Nicollet for fifth place in the eight-team tournament. Owatonna was first, Eden Prairie second, Foley third, Eagan fourth, and Paynesville fifth in the tournament.

Bulldog wrestlers celebrate a pin in their 34-19 victory against BBE in their home quadrangular on Tuesday, Dec. 9.

Against Edison, the Dogs erased an early 18-4 lead by getting four pins and two forfeits from 130 to 160. Junior Jack Mueller (130), sophomore Joel Kerzman (135), senior Matt Kerzman (152), and sophomore Aaron Bachman (160) recorded pins for Paynesville.

The Bulldogs also got a pin from junior Josh Tebben at 215. Senior Pat Utsch added a major decision at 189, and sophomore Joe Sheridan started the scoring for Paynesville with a major decision at 103.

Against Eagan, the Bulldogs again dominated the middle weights, winning six of eight matches from 119 to 160, taking a 27-19 lead, but Eagan won three of the last four matches to win 34-33.

Junior Todd Thielen started the scoring for Paynesville with a decision at 119, followed by two more decisions at 130 by Mueller and 135 by Joel Kerzman. Sophomore Sean Glenz started a run of three pins in four matches for the Bulldogs with a fall at 140, and Matt Kerzman and Bachman had back-to-back pins at 152 and 160 to give the Dogs a 27-19 lead.

In a headlock After Eagan took the lead, Josh Tebben recorded a pin at 215 to regain the lead for Paynesville but Eagan got a pin with 20 seconds to go at 275 to win 34-33.

Against Owatonna, the Dogs won six of 14 matches, but Owatonna outpinned the Bulldogs 5-3. All of Owatonna's victories earned bonus points.

Junior Jack Mueller drives for a takedown in his 17-2 win by technical fall against BBE on Tuesday, Dec. 9.

Mueller, Joel Kerzman, and Glenz recorded consecutive pins at 130, 135, and 140 to give Paynesville a short 21-16 lead. After Owatonna tied the score, Matt Kerzman gave the lead back to the Dogs with a major decision at 152, but Owatonna won four of the last five matches. Pat Utsch got the last points for the Bulldogs with a 1-0 decision at 189. Joe Sheridan got the first points for the Bulldogs with a 10-8 decision at 103.

Against Nicollet, the Dogs built a 42-6 lead and cruised to victory. Thielen started a string of six pins in seven weights at 119. Also recording pins were Mueller at 130, Joel Kerzman at 135, Glenz at 140, Matt Kerzman at 145, and sophomore Keith Klein at 152.

Josh Tebben and Pat Utsch added back-to-back pins at 189 and 215.

This week, the Bulldogs wrestled Mille Lacs on Tuesday. They will wrestle at Sauk Centre on Thursday.

Paynesville 50, Edison 30
103-Joe Sheridan (P) maj. dec. Chris Gojoent, 9-0; 112-Terrance Youngs (E) pinned Andrew Christian, 1:44; 119-Shandon Ferguson (E) pinned Todd Thielen, 3:32; 125-Jesse Strabe (E) pinned Aaron Burris, 3:10; 130-Jack Mueller (P) pinned Donald Williams, 4:28; 135-Joel Kerzman (P) pinned Tim Spiess, 1:44; 140-Scott Millner (P) won by forfeit; 145-Keith Klein (P) won by forfeit; 152-Matt Kerzman (P) pinned Andre Levesseur, 4:38, 2:00; 160-Aaron Bachman (P) pinned Kyle Kordus, 0:28; 171-Mitch Malcolm (E) pinned Jordan Spaeth, 5:52; 189-Pat Utsch (P) maj. dec. Joel Lawson, 13-5; 215-Josh Tebben (P) pinned Will Jones, 3:11; 275-Daniel Korman (E) pinned Cody Flanders, 0:46.

Owatonna 45, Paynesville 28
103-Joe Sheridan (P) dec. Danny Card, 10-8; 112-Cody Bishop (O) pinned Andrew Christian, 1:28; 119-A. Robinson (O) maj. dec. Todd Thielen, 15-7; 125-Nick Miller (O) pinned Aaron Burris, 1:47; 130-Jack Mueller (P) pinned Z. Schroeder, 1:37; 135-Joel Kerzman (P) pinned C. Warner, 3:35; 140-Sean Glenz (P) pinned Torris Erler, 1:45; 145-Titon Erler (O) tech. falled Keith Klein, 16-1; 152-Matt Kerzman (P) maj. dec. Randy Vaith, 8-0; 160-Brady Jenson (O) pinned Aaron Bachman, 1:37; 171-Russell Smith (O) pinned Jordan Spaeth, 2:13; 189-Pat Utsch (P) dec. Chris Tacheny, 1-0; 215-Kyle Schweistbal (O) pinned Josh Tebben, 5:14; 275-M. Beltjenbruns (O) won by injury default over Cody Flanders.

Paynesville 54, Nicollet 21
103-Jeff Albright (P) won by forfeit; 112-Double forfeit; 119-Todd Thielen (P) pinned Damien Baker, 1:49; 125-Jason Gleason (N) pinned Aaron Burris, 1:03; 130-Jack Mueller (P) pinned Ryan Grommesch, 1:05; 135-Joel Kerzman (P) pinned Jeff Alenson, 3:24; 140-Sean Glenz (P) pinned Tony Ness, 1:11; 145-Matt Kerzman (P) pinned Dan Compart, 1:38; 152-Keith Klein (P) pinned Dave Compart, 2:24; 160-Philip Hawkins (N) dec. Aaron Bachman, 5-0; 171-Carl Wilkins (N) pinned Jordan Spaeth, 1:00; 189-Josh Tebben (P) pinned Darren Thompson, 5:46; 215-Pat Utsch (P) pinned Cole Ness, 0:59; 275-Matt Meiheis (N) won by forfeit.

Eagan 34, Paynesville 33
103-Bobby Dorn (E) pinned Joe Sheridan, 3:35; 112-Alex Michaud (E) pinned Andrew Christian, 1:12; 119-Todd Thielen (P) dec. Josh Mazingo, 8-4; 125-Troy Douglas (E) maj. dec. Aaron Burris, 12-1; 130-Jack Mueller (P) dec. Chris Leuer, 8-3; 135-Joel Kerzman (P) dec. Dan Mueller, 15-11; 140-Sean Glenz (P) pinned Andrew Thill, 2:30; 145-Tyson Wood (E) dec. Keith Klein, 3-0; 152-Matt Kerzman (P) pinned Jeff Eckel, 2:32; 160-Aaron Bachman (P) won by forfeit; 171-Andrew Twiro (E) pinned Jordan Spaeth, 2:06; 189-Carl Troje (E) dec. Pat Utsch, 5-1; 215-Josh Tebben (P) pinned Breck Miller, 3:26; 275-David Gohlisch (E) pinned Cody Flanders, 5:40.

Quadrangular sweep
The Bulldogs swept three matches with ease in their first home meet of the season, a quadrangular with BBE, Melrose, and Rush City on Tuesday, Dec. 9.

The Dogs beat Melrose 39-18, Rush City 51-21, and BBE 34-19 despite agreeing to seven double forfeits in the three matches. Paynesville trailed early in the BBE match, but otherwise led throughout the night.

Against Melrose, the Bulldogs got pins from sophomore Andrew Christian at 119, junior Jack Mueller at 135, sophomore Joel Kerzman at 140, sophomore Sean Glenz at 145, and senior Matt Kerzman at 152. Eighth grader Kevin Klein added a decision at 189.

Of the ten contested weights, the Dogs won six and lost four but had five pins to two for Melrose.

This was a conference match, with the Bulldogs now 1-0 in the West Central Conference North.

Against Rush City, Paynesville won nine of the 13 contested weights, getting seven pins, a technical fall, and a major decision. Recording pins were eighth grader Jordan Christian at 103, sophomore Joe Sheridan at 112, junor Todd Thielen at 125, Mueller at 135, Joel Kerzman at 140, Glenz at 145, and senior Pat Utsch at 215. Sophomore Keith Klein added a technical fall at 152, and eighth grader Jordan Spaeth had a major decision at 171.

Against BBE, the Jaguars won two of the first three weights to take an early lead, but the Bulldogs responded by winning the next five contested matches. Thielen and ninth grader Aaron Burris started the roll by recording pins at 125 and 130 respectively. Mueller added a technical fall at 135, and brothers Joel and Matt Kerzman had pins at 140 and 152. Sheridan got the first points of the match for the Dogs with a technical fall at 112.

In the other rotations, BBE beat Rush City 33-30 and Melrose 46-18, and Rush City beat Melrose 38-30.

Paynesville 39, Melrose 18
103-Double forfeit; 112-Nathan Kranz (P) won by forfeit; 119-Andrew Christian (P) pinned Kirby Wensmann, 0:25; 125-Double forfeit; 130-Eric Schoenberg (M) pinned Aaron Burris, 1:48; 135-Jack Mueller (P) pinned Nate Klaphake, 0:20; 140-Joel Kerzman (P) pinned Tyler Petermeier, 0:42; 145-Sean Glenz (P) pinned Mike Eveslage, 2:36; 152-Matt Kerzman (P) pinned Josh Hoppe, 4:50; 160-Chris Goebel (M) dec. Aaron Bachman, 9-2; 171-Justin Hoppe (M) pinned Jordan Spaeth, 3:14; 189-Kevin Klein (P) dec. Dan Raeker, 7-2; 215-Noel Meyer (M) dec. Josh Tebben, 10-5; 275-Double forfeit.

Paynesville 51, Rush City 21
103-Jordan Christian (P) pinned Tommy Fleming, 1:50; 112-Joe Sheridan (P) pinned Nick Potter, 4:42; 119-Richard Marohn (RC) dec. Andrew Christian, 8-2; 125-Todd Thielen (P) pinned James Fleming, 4:43; 130-Matt Wourinen (RC) pinned Aaron Burris, 0:53; 135-Jack Mueller (P) pinned Tim Allerton, 1:21; 140-Joel Kerzman (P) pinned Adam Morris, 4:45; 145-Sean Glenz (P) pinned Adam Best, 5:17; 152-Keith Klein (P) tech. falled Zach Sowman, 20-3; 160-Tim Morris (RC) pinned Aaron Bachman, 3:22; 171-Jordan Spaeth (P) maj. dec. Mackenzie Johnston, 15-6; 189-Mike Wourinen (RC) won by injury default over Kevin Klein; 215-Pat Utsch (P) pinned Josiah Allen, 1:55; 275-Double forfeit.

Paynesville 34, BBE 19
103-Tyler Rath (BBE) maj. dec. Jordan Christian, 14-3; 112-Joe Sheridan (P) tech. falled Travis Rath, 17-2; 119-Dan Borgerding (BBE) dec. Andrew Christian, 9-4; 125-Todd Thielen (P) pinned Dusty Baker, 3:00; 130-Aaron Burris (P) pinned Dustin Kampsen, 0:48; 135-Jack Mueller (P) tech. falled Anthony Tullis,17-2; 140-Joel Kerzman (P) pinned Jake Loomis, 1:54; 145-Double forfeit; 152-Matt Kerzman (P) pinned Matt Breitbach, 2:24; 160-Double forfeit; 171-Travis Henry (BBE) pinned Aaron Bachman, 0:49; 189-Jesse Tebrake (BBE) pinned Jordan Spaeth, 1:40; 215-Double forfeit; 275-Double forfeit.

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