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8th out of 10 at Gribble Classic
By Dave Ressler  | staff
Saturday, February 4, 2012

The wrestling team took the long drive early Saturday morning down to Loudonville for a 10 team pool tournament.  Each weight class was divided into two pools with the winners of each pool wrestling in the finals and the runners-up wrestling for third place.  The Longhorns took 12 wrestlers including two junior varsity wrestlers to the tournament.
Winning matches in the first round were Bryce Deblock, Ryan Rusnak and Andrew Liese.  Deblock won by major decision, Rusnak won by pin and Liese got a reversal with 4 seconds left in the third period to win 2-0. The second round saw the Longhorns getting wins from Elijah Mooneyham, Deblock, Justin Watson, Chance Huey and Liese.  All five of the Longhorn wrestlers won by pin.  With Deblock and Rusnak getting byes in round three, only Liese was able to get a win. 
Round four was much better for Lutheran West.  Wins by Deblock, Rusnak, Huey, Gevin Maxwell and C.J. McNamee allowed the Longhorns to gain some ground on Clearview who was right ahead of them in the tournament standings.  Maxwell had a come from behind 8-6 decision in the fourth round while the rest of the Longhorns had pins. 
The final round of the pools saw only Rusnak getting the win.  Deblock had a bye and both he and Rusnak advanced to the championship finals.  The day was done for the rest of the Longhorns.  In the finals Deblock faced state qualifier Durbin from Mapleton.  Deblock tried to hold Durbin off defensively but was reversed in the second period and pinned to take second place. 
Rusnak was a champion at last year’s Loudonville tournament and the tournament MVW but this year he did not get to wrestle in the championship match to defend his title.  Right before the finals the Lutheran West coaching staff found out that Rusnak’ s opponent from Fredricktown had 104 degree temperature and would medical default to Rusnak.  The team scored 112 points in the tournament to edge out Clearview by one point for eighth place. 
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
Sat 2/25/12
2011-12 Coach Dave Ressler
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