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Paynesville Press - December 18, 2002

Owatonna beats wrestlers at Edison

By Michael Jacobson

Bolstered by strength in its heaviest weights, the Bulldogs took second in an eight-team tourney at Minneapolis Edison on Saturday. After sweeping three pool matches, the Bulldogs lost to Owatonna, rated #4 in Class AAA, in the finals of the tournament, 40-24.

From 171 to 275, senior Ryan Glenz, junior Pat Utsch, senior Marty Engen, and senior Brad Person were undefeated in 16 individual matches during the Dogs' four team matches, recording seven pins and earning 86 team points. Senior Adam Christian, at 135 and 140, was the only other varsity wrestler to win four matches on Saturday for the Bulldogs, ranked #7 in Class AA.

The Bulldogs wrestled Hastings first. After a slow start, the Bulldogs rolled over Hastings, winning 11 of the last 12 weights after trailing 9-0. Sophomore Jack Mueller (125), Adam Christian (135), Engen (189), and Person (275) had pins for the Dogs. Junior Matt Kerzman (145) won a major decision, and senior Pat Noonan (119), ninth grader Sean Glenz (130), ninth grader Joel Kerzman (152), Ryan Glenz (171), and Pat Utsch (215) won decisions.

Against Mankato West, the Dogs won the last four weights to win the match 45-23. The Bulldogs - who led 18-10 and 24-16 - had their lead cut to a point at 24-23, but got three pins in the last four weights. Ryan Glenz, Engen, and Person had the pins and Utsch won a 9-8 decision over state-rated Andrew Boyer.

Paynesville, which won nine weights, also got pins from Mueller, Adam Christian, and Matt Kerzman. Sophomore Cory Christenson (112) and Sean Glenz (130) added decisions against Mankato West.

The Bulldogs came within four points of a perfect score against Columbia Heights, winning all 14 weights and earning 80 points, just short of a perfect score of 84. The Dogs received seven forfeits, got four pins, won two technical falls, and won one major decision.

Winning by fall for Paynesville were ninth grader Andrew Christian (103), Sean Glenz, Adam Christian, and Ryan Glenz. Senior Justin Reeck (135) and Matt Kerzman (145) won by technical fall, and Engen won a major decision, in the only match to last six minutes.

In the finals, Owatonna won the first five matches, building a 25-0 lead, and eight of the first ten matches, leading 40-9, before the Dogs won the last four weights.

Paynesville got pins from Reeck, who was 3-1 for the day, at 140 and Person at 275 and decisions from Adam Christian (135), Ryan Glenz (171), Utsch (189), and Engen (215).

The Bulldogs wrestled Sauk Centre at home on Tuesday. They do not wrestle again until January.

Paynesville 49, Hastings 12
103-Fred Bauer (H) pinned Andrew Christian, 4:36; 112-Matt Leine (H) dec. Cory Christensen, 8-4; 119-Pat Noonan (P) dec. Adam Shomon, 1-0; 125-Jack Mueller (P) pinned Jared Genovich, 3:00; 130-Sean Glenz (P) dec. Kyle Baker, 11-4; 135-Adam Christian (P) pinned Andy Siebenaler, 1:51; 140-Justin Reeck (P) won by forfeit; 145-Matt Kerzman (P) maj. dec. Glen Peterson, 15-5; 152-Joel Kerzman (P) dec. Shawn McMenomy, 9-4; 160-Ryan Zajac (H) dec. Josh Kerzman, 7-2; 171-Ryan Glenz (P) dec. Joe Sandcamp, 6-4; 189-Marty Engen (P) pinned Luke Keene, 1:27; 215-Pat Utsch (P) dec. Randy Foss, 5-3; 275-Brad Person (P) pinned Jeremy McCarthy, 3:58.

Paynesville 45, Mankato West 23
103-Kyle Gauker (MW) maj. dec. Andrew Christian, 13-5; 112-Cory Christensen (P) dec. Matt Holmgren, 5-1; 119-Seth Beyer (MW) pinned Pat Noonan, 1:34; 125-Jack Mueller (P) pinned Scott Allen, 0:34; 130-Sean Glenz (P) dec. Travis Pomrenbe, 10-3; 135-Adam Christian (P) pinned Colin Gustafson, 2:29; 140-Tim Buzick (MW) pinned Justin Reeck, 3:58; 145-Matt Kerzman (P) pinned Gared Stimpert, 5:48; 152-Tim Palmer (MW) maj. dec. Joel Kerzman, 11-3 160-Drew Head (MW) dec. Josh Kerzman, 11-7; 171-Ryan Glenz (P) pinned Todd Bickert, 2:27; 189-Marty Engen (P) pinned Gus Kratzke, 1:13; 215-Pat Utsch (P) dec. Andrew Boyer, 9-8; 275-Brad Person (P) pinned Chase Critzer, 4:32.

Paynesville 80, Columbia Heights 0
103-Andrew Christian (P) pinned Sam Weissell, 0:43; 112-Cory Christensen (P) won by forfeit; 119-Pat Noonan (P) won by forfeit; 125-Sean Glenz (P) pinned Steve Dougay, 0:18; 130-Jack Mueller (P) won by forfeit; 135-Justin Reeck (P) tech. falled Brandon Halleron, 17-0; 140-Adam Christian (P) pinned Adlex Wong, 1:43; 145-Matt Kerzman (P) tech. falled Andy Mixer, 16-0; 152-Joel Kerzman (P) won by forfeit 160-Josh Kerzman (P) won by forfeit; 171-Ryan Glenz (P) pinned Leif Anderson, 0:15; 189-Marty Engen (P) maj. dec. Ryan Masica, 14-5; 215-Pat Utsch (P) won by forfeit; 275-Brad Person (P) won by forfeit.

Owatonna 40, Paynesville 24
103-Alex Meger (O) pinned Andrew Christian, 1:07; 112-Tyler Grunwald (O) tech. falled Cory Christensen, 22-5; 119-Mike Meger (O) tech. falled Pat Noonan, 21-5; 125-Chris Prince (O) dec. Sean Glenz, 6-4; 130-Trever Erler (O) pinned Jack Mueller, 1:00; 135-Adam Christian (P) dec. Titen Erler, 7-3; 140-Justin Reeck (P) pinned Allan Yule, 1:38; 145-Tony Hertle (O) pinned Matt Kerzman, 0:54; 152-Drew Johnson (O) tech. falled Joel Kerzman, 17-1; 160-Brady Pettis (O) maj. dec. Josh Kerzman, 14-3; 171-Ryan Glenz (P) dec. Russ Smith, 5-4; 189-Pat Utsch (P) dec. Chris Tarhney, 7-5 (OT); 215-Marty Engen (P) dec. Matt Oeltienbruns, 6-0; 275-Brad Person (P) pinned Tyler Oeltienbruns, 5:35.

Paynesville 78, Melrose 0
The Bulldogs swept a conference match against Melrose on Tuesday, Dec. 10, winning all 14 weight classes in a 78-0 victory.

Melrose had only eight wrestlers between the varsity and the junior varsity and forfeited nine weights in the varsity match.

Paynesville also won the five contested matches, getting three consecutive first-period pins from the Kerzman brothers. Junior Matt Kerzman won by fall at 152, ninth grader Joel Kerzman at 160, and senior Josh Kerzman at 171. Senior Pat Noonan (119) and senior Josh Johnson (145) won decisions in the only closely-contested matches.

Paynesville 78, Melrose 0
112-Joey Sheridan (P) won by forfeit; 119-Pat Noonan (P) dec. Eric Schoenberg, 4-2; 125-Cory Christen-son (P) won by forfeit; 130-Sean Glenz (P) won by forfeit;; 135-Jack Mueller (P) won by forfeit; 140-Justin Reeck (P) won by forfeit; 145-Josh Johnson (P) dec. Josh Hoppe, 8-3; 152-Matt Kerzman (P) pinned Chris Goebel, 1:45; 160-Joel Kerzman (P) pinned Justin Foote, 0:48; 171-Josh Kerzman (P) pinned Noel Meyer, 1:07; 189-Marty Engen (P) won by forfeit; 215-Ryan Glenz (P) won by forfeit; 275-Brad Person (P) won by forfeit; 103-Andrew Christian (P) won by forfeit.

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