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Buckeye 40, Lutheran West 36
By Dave Ressler  | staff
Thursday, January 26, 2012

After a disappointing loss to Clearview the Longhorns had to quickly regroup and take on an experienced Buckeye squad in the second dual.  Lutheran West freshman Ryan Moore bumped up to 170 to take on 9th ranked Thayer in the first match of the dual.  Moore fought hard to not get pinned but gave up the technical fall in the first period.  Senior Gabriel Petkac limped out to take a forfeit at 182.  Buckeye regained the lead with a forfeit at 195 and another technical fall at 220.  Senior Zach Prah got the forfeit at 285 and freshman Jacob Ressler took the forfeit at 106 to give the Longhorns an 18-17 lead.  Freshman Tim Mecklenburg extended the Longhorn lead with a first period pin.
Buckeye got four more points to cut the Longhorn lead after 120lbs to 24-21.  Senior Ryan Rusnak had his 126lb match in control winning 11-1 in the second period when he got off balance, reversed and pinned.  “That was the dual,” said Coach Dave Ressler.  “Ryan just made a mental mistake and let up for a second and the Buckeye wrestler took advantage of Ryan’s mistake and got the pin.  We expected to get 6 (points) there not give up 6.” 
The loss by their senior captain seemed to deflate the Longhorns.  They suffered losses at 132, 138 and 145 before getting forfeits at 152 and 160 to close out the dual.  The Longhorns finished the dual meet season at 14-6 overall, 5-5 in the PAC-12 and 4-1 in the Stripes division. 
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
Sat 2/11/12
8th out of 12
Sat 2/18/12
2011-12 Coach Dave Ressler
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