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Paynesville Press - December 26, 2001

Wrestlers sweep quadrangular

By Michael Jacobson

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
112-Sean Glenz (P) won by forfeit; 119-Pat Noonan (P) pinned Jim Sieben, 4:51; 125-Adam Hoppe (M) maj. dec. Jack Mueller, 13-0; 130-Jeremy Sogge (P) pinned Mike Eveslage, 1:27; 135-Nathan Glenz (P) pinned Chris Goebel, 2:21; 140-Matt Kerzman (P) maj. dec. Justin Meyer, 13-4; 145-Jeremy Fuchs (P) pinned Josh Hoppe, 1:39; 152-Josh Schreifels (P) pinned Ryan Welle, 1:08; 160-Josh Kerzman (P) pinned Harold Buschman, 2:49; 171-Matt Imdieke (M) tech. falled Ryan Glenz, 4:34; 189-Marty Engen (P) maj. dec. Ben Peterson, 15-1; HWT-Brad Person (P) dec. Andy Kleinfehn, 4-3; 103-Eric Schoenberg (M) pinned Andrew Christian, 1:05.

Paynesville 61, Glencoe-Silver Lake 9
112-John Hemingson (P) pinned Ryan Kriesch, 1:57; 119-Sean Glenz (P) won by forfeit; 125-Pat Noonan (P) pinned Josh Jenson, 3:25; 130-Jeremy Sogge (P) won by forfeit; 135-Nathan Glenz (P) pinned Craig Mathews, 0:21; 140-Justin Reeck (P) pinned Jared Brecht, 2:36; 145-Nate Matousek (G-SL) dec. Jeremy Fuchs, 5-0; 152-Josh Schreifels (P) won by forfeit; 160-Josh Kerzman (P) pinned Eric Vasko, 2:31; 171-Ryan Glenz (P) maj. dec. Brent Morris, 18-8; 189-Marty Engen (P) pinned Joe Maresh, 3:55; HWT-Brad Person (P) dec. Steve Mickolichek, 5-1; 103-Tyler Polzin (G-SL) pinned Andrew Christian, 1:57.

Paynesville 57, BBE 13
112-Sean Glenz (P) pinned Dusty Baker, 3:04; 119-Pat Noonan (P) pinned Jesse Mithaugen, 1:44; 125- Jack Mueller (P) pinned Matt Breitbach, 1:11; 130-Jeremy Sogge (P) maj. dec. Brandon Sonstegard, 17-3; 135-Nathan Glenz (P) pinned Jake Loomis, 0:50; 140-John Marquardt (BBE) dec. Matt Kerzman, 10-6; 145-Jeremy Fuchs (P) pinned Jason Schrantz, 3:09; 152-Josh Schreifels (P) won by forfeit; 160-Mike Felling (BBE) maj. dec. Josh Kerzman, 12-4; 171-Ryan Glenz (P) won by forfeit; 189-Marty Engen (P) won by forfeit; HWT-Brad Person (P) won by forfeit; 103-Myrle Peterson (BBE) pinned Andrew Christian, 5:33.

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