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|Paynesville Press - December 26, 2001|
Wrestlers sweep quadrangular
The Bulldogs breezed through three matches on Tuesday, Dec. 18, winning their home Christmas Quadrangular. The Bulldogs beat Glencoe-Silver Lake 61-9, beat Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 57-13, and picked up a conference victory against Melrose 53-15.|
All the matches started with the 112-pound weight class. The state high school wrestling is using a new format this year of starting team matches at a random weight.
Against Melrose, in the opening match for the Bulldogs, Paynesville won ten of 13 individual matches and recorded six pins. Pat Noonan (119), Jeremy Sogge (130), Nathan Glenz (135), Jeremy Fuchs (145), Josh Schreifels (152), and Josh Kerzman (160) provided the pins for the Bulldogs.
Also winning for the Dogs were Matt Kerzman with a major at 140, Marty Engen with a major at 189, and Brad Person with a decision at heavyweight.
Against Glencoe-Silver Lake, the Bulldogs won the first six matches by either pin or forfeit and had the match virtually locked up before it was half over. John Hemingson (112), Noonan (125), Nathan Glenz (135), and Justin Reeck (140) had pins in the Dogs' early run.
The match at 145 featured senior Jeremy Fuchs against G-SL ninth grader Nate Matousek, who placed fifth in state last year as an eighth grader. Matousek won 5-0, but the Bulldogs sealed the victory by winning the next five matches. Josh Kerzman (160) and Engen (189) had pins, and Ryan Glenz won a major at 171 and Person won a decision again at heavyweight.
Ryan Glenz, a junior at 171, faced two state-rated opponents in the first two matches. He split the matches, losing to Melrose's Matt Imdieke (rated third in the state) but beating G-SL's Brent Morris by a major decision. Both Imdieke and Morris were individual state entrants in Class AA last year.
Against BBE, the Bulldogs won ten matches again, including the first three by pin. Sean Glenz (112), Noonan (119), and Jack Mueller (125) got things started with pins.
Nathan Glenz had the Dogs' other pin at 135. Fuchs won by technical fall at 145, and Sogge recorded a major decision at 130. The Bulldogs also won four weights by forfeit.
BBE has one state-rated wrestler, sophomore Mike Felling at 160.
For the night, seven Bulldogs were undefeated, winning three matches: Sean Glenz (now 8-3 for the season), Noonan (8-3), Sogge (10-1), Nathan Glenz (6-0), Schreifels (9-2), Engen (9-1), and Person (5-6).
The Bulldogs do not wrestle again competitively until January. Their next match is at home on Thursday, Jan. 3, against Big Lake.
Paynesville 53, Melrose 15
Paynesville 61, Glencoe-Silver Lake 9
Paynesville 57, BBE 13
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