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Lutheran West 47, Independence 24
By Dave Ressler  | staff
Saturday, January 14, 2012

The Longhorn Wrestlers traveled to Independence High School for a non-conference double dual on Saturday and came away with two more wins.  In the first round the Longhorns took on the Blue Devils of Independence.  In ten contested bouts the Longhorn Wrestlers won eight of them including three by pin.  After trading forfeits in the first two weight classes, the Blue Devils took the lead with a second period pin at 220 and a forfeit at 285.
The Longhorns received a forfeit at 106 and then freshman Tim Mecklenburg won a triple overtime decision at 113 lbs.  Mecklenburg was taken down twice by the Independence wrestler in the first two periods before he scored a takedown and near-fall two in the third period to send the match into overtime.  The first overtime ended without a score.  The second overtime is made up of two 30-second ride-outs.  Each wrestler was able to keep their opponent from scoring.  In the third overtime the Independence wrestler chose the down position for the 30-second ride-out.  Mecklenburg was able to keep the Independence wrestler from escaping and was awarded one point and the win. 
After Mecklenburg’s win the Longhorns got a major decision from junior Bryce Deblock, a pin from senior Ryan Rusnak, a pin from junior Chance Huey, a major decision from junior Gevin Maxwell, a pin by junior C.J. McNamee, and decisions by freshman Ryan Moore and junior Andrew Liese
Fri 12/2/11
W, 36-22
Sat 12/3/11
1st out of 8
Thu 12/8/11
W, 42-37
Thu 12/8/11
L, 63-17
Sat 12/10/11
Thu 12/15/11
W, 60-5
Thu 12/15/11
L, 32-30
Sat 12/17/11
10th out of 14
Fri 12/23/11
10th out of 15
Thu 1/5/12
W, 54-27
Thu 1/5/12
L, 44-30
Thu 1/12/12
W, 41-27
Thu 1/12/12
L, 39-33
Sat 1/14/12
W, 47-24
Sat 1/14/12
W, 48-21
Thu 1/19/12
W, 57-16
Thu 1/19/12
W, 60-16
2011-12 Coach Dave Ressler
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