Wrestling mounts comeback, falls at No. 11 Luther
January 5, 2012
DECORAH, Iowa - St. Olaf erased a 15-4 deficit with four straight victories to take a 20-15 lead, but lost a 25-20 decision to 11th-ranked Luther College on Thursday night at the Regents Center.
St. Olaf had wins from Alex Evans at 157, Jacob Bohler at 165, Joe Pesta at 174 and James Roach at 184 to take the five-point lead, but the host Norse won each of the last two matches by technical fall to claim the victory and snap the Oles' three-dual win streak.
St. Olaf had one other win on the night, Ryan Timmerman's major decision at 141. Pesta's win was also a major while Bohler earned the Oles' only pin of the night at 1:56 over Luther's Dale Lewis.
St. Olaf is idle until January 14, when it competes in the Central College open in Pella, Iowa.
No. 11 Luther College 25, St. Olaf 20
125 - Daniel Mendoza (Lut) def. Wesley Azariah (StO), fall (4:06) - Luther 6, St. Olaf 0
133 - Evan Obert (Lut) def. Ian Peppel (StO), 6-4 (OT) - Luther 9, St. Olaf 0
141 - Ryan Timmerman (StO) def. Kyle Windquist (Lut) 13-3 - Luther 9, St. Olaf 4
149 - Stephan De La Cruz (Lut) def. Thomas Mork (StO), Fall (3:54) - Luther 15, St. Olaf 4
157 - Alex Evan (StO) def. Anthony Smith (Lut), 12-10 - Luther 15, St. Olaf 7
165 - Jake Bohler (StO) def. Dale Lewis (Lut), Fall (1:56) - Luther 15, St. Olaf 13
174 - Joseph Pesta (StO) def. Jarid Groth (Lut), 12-3 - St. Olaf 17, Luther 15
184 - James Roach (StO) def. Nick Jazdzewski (Lut), 6-4 - St. Olaf 20, Luther 15
197 - Jayden DeVilbiss (Lut) def. Elliot Courchaine (StO), Tech Fall, 15-0 (4:28) - St. Olaf 20, Luther 20
285 - Trent Flegel (Lut) def. Joe Schluter (StO), Tech Fall, 17-2 (5:13) - Luther 25, St. Olaf 20