January 8, 2009

Wrestlers stay strong during heart of season

 

The action started with Hunter Eslinger wrestling the first exhibition match in a triangular against New Salem and Des Lacs-Burlington last Friday in Beulah. Eslinger faced Colton Neumiller from New Salem and lost by a decision 0-7. Alex Krebs had the next exhibition match against Cole Peterson from DLB. Krebs had a quick takedown and got the pin in 19 seconds.

The Miners and Des Lacs-Burlington were the first teams to go head to head. At 160 Ryan Block received a forfeit for six team points. The weight classes of 171 and 189 were both open for DLB and the Miners.

At 215 the Miners gave up six points because of a forfeit to Levi Oen. Heavyweighter Brandon Thorson, also received a forfeit from the Miners, making the score 6-12.

At 103 Logan Eisenbeis pinned Justin Thomas in 1:46 to add six points to the Miner team score. DLB’s team score lost one point due to Thomas’ lack of sportsmanship (throwing his headgear), making the team scores 12-11.

Ben Maliske wrestled at 112 against Jacob Perlichek. Maliske got the pin in 2:52.

At 119 Jordon Mann wrestled the number one ranked wrestler in North Dakota Class B, Matt Ruby. Mann was losing 2-9 at the end of the first period and 3-11 at the end of the second. Toward the end of the third period Mann threw Ruby on his back almost pinning him as time expired. Ruby won by decision 16-9.

At 125, Scott Krebs pinned Keenan Browne in 3:39 for another six points.

At 130 Cody White from DLB received a forfeit. At 135 John Eisenbeis also got a win by forfeit. White and J. Eisenbeis then decided to wrestle an exhibition match. J. Eisenbeis was winning at the end of the first period, but in the third period he unfortunately got pinned at 5:43.

At 140 pounds the Miners were open and Tyler Piatz received the forfeit. At 145 Jared Weinand received an open also, making the team scores 36-27. Weinand and Piatz had an exhibition match also, and Weinand won by pin in 1:06. Since it was an exhibition match, the team scores were not affected.


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