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Brookside 39, Lutheran West 33
By Dave Ressler  | staff
Thursday, January 12, 2012

In the conference crossover dual, the Longhorns took on the Cardinals of Brookside.  The two teams were evenly matched, each receiving only one forfeit.  The dual started out at 220 lbs. where freshman Kristian Bremer took on freshman Mendoza from Brookside.  After a scoreless first period Mendoza scored six second period points with an escape, a takedown and a near-fall three.  Bremer came back in the third to secure a takedown but gave up a reversal to lose 9-2.  The Cardinals had state-ranked Amburgy at heavyweight who took only a minute to pin senior Zach Prah to put the Cardinals up 9-0. 
The Longhorns bounced back with two straight pins by freshman Tim Mecklenburg and junior Bryce Deblock to take a 12-9 lead.  Brookside got the lead back with a pin at 120 lbs.  Senior Ryan Rusnak got the Longhorns back on the board with a 10-3 decision to knot the match up at 15.  After a quick takedown by junior Izaak Zrnich in his 132 lb. bout, his Brookside opponent was able to get a reversal and back points to take a 5-2 lead.  In the second period the Brookside wrestler chose the top position and was able to put both legs in with a power-half to pin Zrnich and gave Brookside the lead at 21-15.
Brookside was able to get pins at 138 lbs. and 145 lbs. while the Longhorns got a forfeit at 152 lbs. 
With the score 33-21 junior Andrew Liese was able to secure a third period pin to cut the lead to 33-27.  After a double forfeit at 170, senior Gabriel Petkac tied the score at 33 with a third period pin.  Unfortunately for the Longhorns the last match of the night was at 195 where they had no wrestlers and the Cardinals were able to win 39-33.  “We wrestled okay but not well enough to win this dual,” stated Coach Dave Ressler.  “We really needed a pin out of Rusnak and a win by Zrnich tonight.” 
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
2011-12 Coach Dave Ressler
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