The Saints wrestling team lost a close one to JCC 27-23. Giving up 3 forfeits (25,33,&41) the Saints dominated the matches wrestled with Beau Colletta and Kevin Wesolowski picking up 6 points each at 149 & 157, followed by a tech fall from Cole Shirey 165 closed the score to 17-18.
Returning region champ Alex Svetz 174 posted a 4-0 decision over returning national qualifier Austin Lynn to put the Saints in the lead. Mo Messai gave up a hard fought decision 12-6 to JCC's Ryan Rickter giving up a late takedown to put JCC back up top 21-20. At 197lbs Jamar Henry was up 7-2 going into the 2nd period when he injured his leg and I had to medically withdraw. Tracey Green finished up the dual with a dominate 4-0 win.
Saints are back in action Saturday at Noon against NCCC. "We wrestled really well tonight. We were missing some guys tonight and the team stepped up. That was unfortunate with Jamar, he is a tough kid. I'm sure he will battle back from the injury" says Head Coach Aaron Cooper.
MNE -JCC Team Score
125 Pat McArthy (JCC) wins by forfeit 0-6
133 Jake Nicolson (JCC) wins by forfeit 0-12
141 Kyle Mulchay (JCC) wins by forfeit 0-18
149 Beau Colletta (MNE) wins by Fall over Shawn Lebatti 1:30 6-18
157 Kevin Wesolowski (MNE) wins by forfeit 12-18
165 Cole Shirey (MNE) wins by Technical Fall over Jerel White 19-3 17-18
174 Alex Svetz (MNE) wins by Decision over Austin Lynn 4-0 20-18
184 Ryan Richter (JCC) wins by decision over Mo Messai 12-6 20-21
197 Tyler Erickson (JCC) wins Injury Default over Jamar Henry 3:02 20-27
285 Tracey Green (MNE) wins by decision over Manny Zimnora 4-0 23-27