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Lutheran West 60, Firelands 16
By Dave Ressler  | staff
Thursday, January 19, 2012

In the cross-division dual the Longhorns took on Firelands.  The match started at 195 with Senior Gabriel Petkac bumping up instead of taking the forfeit at 182.  Petkac came through on senior night with a 48 second pin of his Firelands opponent.  Freshman Kristian Bremer picked up the forfeit at 220 while senior Zach Prah got pinned at heavyweight.  Freshman Tim Mecklenburg got West back on the board with a first period pin for his 25th win of the season.  Junior Bryce Deblock was back at 113 for his match and after an early takedown, suffered a bout of asthma and got pinned in the third period.  The Longhorns got forfeits at 120 and 126.  Senior Ryan Rusnak bumped up to 132 to take on Firelands best wrestler.  The match went back and forth but in the end the Firelands wrestler got the 21-11 win. 
With two captains losing matches things looked bad for the Longhorns.  The rest of the team however stepped up and shut out Firelands the rest of the match.  Junior Chance Huey got a third period pin.  Sophomore Kevin McLain filling in for starter Gevin Maxwell got a first period pin.  C.J. McNamee wore down his Firelands opponent and got a third period pin and junior captain Andrew Liese and a beautiful throw and pin at 160lbs.  Freshman Ryan Moore got the forfeit at 170 to close out the match and the 60-16 victory.  “If all you saw was Bryce and Ryan getting beat and you didn’t know our guys you’d think we were killed,” commented Coach Dave Ressler.  “Everyone really stepped up to pick those two up and give us this win.  It was great to get these two wins tonight; we had a great crowd with it being senior night.  We had a lot of alumni and over 30 youth in attendance.” 
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
Thu 1/26/12
L, 47-35
Thu 1/26/12
L, 40-36
Sat 2/4/12
8th out of 10
2011-12 Coach Dave Ressler
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