Saint John’s at Concordia (Wis.) Duals

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MEQUON, Wis. – Saint John’s went 4-0 at the Concordia (Wis.) Duals on Saturday, Jan. 12, in Mequon, Wis.

The Johnnies, ranked 29th nationally, started the day with a 30-11 win over Wisconsin-Oshkosh before rattling off sure-handed wins against Lakeland of Wisconsin (34-7), host Concordia (42-4) and Wisconsin-Eau Claire (46-3).

Senior Mitch Hagen (6-4 record; Sunburg, Minn./Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg) went 3-0 on the day with a pin of 10th-ranked Matt Rieckhoff (Eau Claire) and two major decisions. Junior Nick Schuler (9-1 record; Roseville, Minn./Totino-Grace) won three matches, via forfeit, major decision and technical fall, but suffered his first loss of the season to Oshkosh’s Nazar Kulchytskyy, who is ranked second nationally at 165 pounds and won the national championship last season at 157.

Senior Chris Stevermer (Savage, Minn./Prior Lake) collected three more wins at 157 pounds to move to 9-3 on the year. Sophomore Ryan Michaelis (7-2 record; Monticello, Minn.) went 4-0 at 197 pounds.

Freshman Josh Willaert (Le Sueur, Minn./Le Sueur-Henderson) improved to 11-2 with a perfect 4-0 record at 174 pounds Saturday. Classmate Ben Henle (10-3 record; Spicer, Minn./New London-Spicer), meanwhile, went 2-0 at 133. Freshman Sammy Roundtree (Southport, N.C./South Brunswick) posted a 3-0 record in his Johnnie debut at 125 pounds.

The Johnnies return to action in two weeks with a 2 p.m. dual at Augsburg on Saturday, Jan. 26.

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No. 29 Saint John’s (SJU) 30, Wisconsin-Oshkosh (UWO) 11
125: Sammy Roundtree (SJU) dec. Parker Peterson, 4-2
133: Mike Pleski (SJU) dec. David Rosenau, 7-5
141: Evan Guffey (SJU) dec. Justin Schienebeck, 6-1
149: Cody Goldschmidt (SJU) major dec. Mason McMullen, 8-0
157: Chris Stevermer (SJU) dec. Tom Dahlke, 11-5
165: Nazar Kulchytskyy (UWO) tech. fall Nick Schuler, 26-10
174: Josh Willaert (SJU) pinned Ben Frieler, 1:07
184: Mitch Hagen (No. 6, SJU) major dec. Jay Howarth, 20-6
197: Ryan Michaelis (SJU) major dec. Tyler Wetenkamp, 12-4
285: Brandon Clapper (UWO) pinned John Scepaniak, 6:38

No. 29 Saint John’s (SJU) 34, Lakeland (LC) 7
125: Sammy Roundtree (SJU) dec. Grant Franson, 4-2
133: Ben Henle (SJU) dec. Eduardo Orihuela, 12-5
141: James Parker (LC) dec. Tyler Isaacson, 8-1
149: Ochirbat Bayanjargal (SJU) pinned Jake Maechtle, 2:10
157: Matthew Weber (LC) major dec. Ryan Arne, 14-5
165: Nick Schuler (SJU) won by forfeit
174: Josh Willaert (SJU) pinned Wesley Colton, 1:05
184: Mitch Hagen (No. 6, SJU) major dec. Eddie Terres, 11-3
197: Ryan Michaelis (SJU) dec. Jeremy Kroeger, 3-2
285: Matt Kadrlik (SJU) dec. Andy Crivellone, 3-1

No. 29 Saint John’s (SJU) 42, Concordia (CUW) 4
125: Sean Ambrocio (No. 10, CUW) major dec. Matt Hickerson, 17-4
133: Ben Henle (SJU) pinned Kevin Ambrocio, 6:05
141: Evan Guffey (SJU) won by forfeit
149: Cody Goldschmidt (SJU) dec. Ricky Burns, 6-3
157: Chris Stevermer (SJU) major dec. Pierce Holtfreter, 14-2
165: Nick Schuler (SJU) major dec. Lenny Kuspa, 11-0
174: Josh Willaert (SJU) pinned Casey Kenealy, 2:59
184: Brock Friesen (SJU) major dec. Mason Baumgartner, 14-2
197: Ryan Michaelis (SJU) pinned Jake Reuteler, 2:39
285: Matt Kadrlik (SJU) dec. Seth Kilkelly, 7-0

No. 29 Saint John’s (SJU) 46, Wisconsin-Eau Claire (UWEC) 3
125: Sammy Roundtree (SJU) won by forfeit
133: Mike Pleski (SJU) won by forfeit
141: Nathan Behnke (UWEC) dec. Evan Guffey, 5-0
149: Ochirbat Bayanjargal (SJU) dec. Steve Fisher, 7-5
157: Chris Stevermer (SJU) pinned Brandon Stradel, 1:41
165: Nick Schuler (SJU) tech. fall Matt Kock, 17-1
174: Josh Willaert (SJU) tech. fall Jake Hoffstatter, 22-5
184: Mitch Hagen (No. 6, SJU) pinned Matt Rieckhoff (No. 10), 6:04
197: Ryan Michaelis (SJU) dec. Luke Ortscheid, 3-2
285: John Scepaniak (SJU) won by forfeit

Exhibition Matches
125: Matt Hickerson (SJU) pinned Alec Noa (LC), 3:22
125: Matt Hickerson (SJU) dec. Matt Damp (LC), 12-5
125: Mike Pleski (SJU) dec. Matt Damp (LC), 5-3
141: Tyler Isaacson (SJU) pinned Joel Frias (LC), 0:19
141: Evan Guffey (SJU) major dec. Marcus McCauley (LC), 9-1
149: Ochirbat Bayanjargal (SJU) pinned Alex Kleinschmidt (UWEC), 0:41
149: Cody Goldschmidt (SJU) tech. fall Alex Kleinschmidt (UWEC), 17-1
149: Tyler Issacson (SJU) major dec. Allen Fenner (CUW), 11-2
174: Shawn Flom (CUW) pinned Brock Friesen (SJU), 2:59
184: Brock Friesen (SJU) dec. John Hinson (CUW), 5-1
285: Matt Kadrlik (SJU) pinned Andy Wagner (LC), 1:09