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1st out of 8 at Longhorn Super Quad
By Dave Ressler  |  LutheranWest.com staff
Saturday, December 1, 2012

ROCKY RIVER -- 
The Lutheran West Wrestling team won the Longhorn SuperQuad on Saturday for the fourth straight year, giving the senior class a 20-0 record in the SuperQuad during their high school career. Going undefeated on the day for the Longhorns were sophomores Jacob Ressler (106) and Tim Mecklenburg (120); seniors Bryce Deblock (126), Chance Huey (138), Gevin Maxwell (152) and junior Ian Long (285). 
The Longhorns started with West Geauga ‘B’ in the first round. The Longhorns benefited from 6 forfeits but also got pins from Ressler, Mecklenburg, Huey, Kevin McLain (145), Maxwell, C.J. McNamee (170), and Kristian Bremer (220). Freshman Adler Vasiloff added a 13-2 major decision to give the Longhorns an 82-0 win. 
Lutheran West then moved on to face Elyria Catholic in the second round. Going into the match the ‘Horns new that they would have a tough opponent; Elyria Catholic came close to defeating West last year. The Longhorns went down 6-0 early but tied it with a pin by Mecklenburg. Deblock had an exciting come from behind win in the last 10 seconds of the match to pull out a 10-8 victory and give the Longhorns a 9-6 lead. Elyria Catholic got a pin at 132 and then West pulled off pins at 138, 145 and a forfeit at 152 to take a 27-12 lead. Elyria Catholic cut the lead to 27-15 with a decision at 160. “That was a very pivotal match for us”, stated Coach Dave Ressler. “They have one of their best wrestlers there and sophomore Ryan Moore did a fantastic job keeping it to a decision.” The Longhorns put the match out of reach with McNamee’s pin at 170 and Justin Glowacki picking up a forfeit at 182. Elyria Catholic won the next two bouts and then the Longhorns picked up a pin at 285 and a forfeit at 106 to put the final score at 51-23. Coach Ressler was very pleased with the team’s performance. “Everyone did a great job, having a full lineup and extras allowed us to move the lineup around. Having guys like Justin Glowacki allowed me to move Andrew Liese up to 195 and really saved us 6 points. McNamee’s match was a huge momentum swing at 170 and put the match out of reach.” 
The third round saw the Longhorns take on Painesville Riverside ‘B’. The Longhorns got out to a fast start, winning the first seven matches and taking a 40-0 lead. Riverside got their first win at 170lbs with a second period pin. The Longhorns bounced right back and won the final 6 matches including an exciting final bout at 113lbs. Freshman Nick Brian got his first varsity win with a 21-17 decision. Brian’s decision put the final score at Lutheran West 73 and Riverside 6.
Lutheran West took on Lincoln West in the fourth round and kept their momentum going. In another shut out, the Longhorns got pins from Mecklenburg, Deblock, Huey, McLain, Maxwell, Moore, Bremer and Long. Ressler and Vasiloff added technical falls of 21-5 and 17-2 to put the final score at 82-0.
The final round of the day saw the Longhorns take on Twinsburg ‘B’. Last year Twinsburg lost to Lutheran West on the 5th tiebreaker criteria. Starting at the 132lb weight class, Horvath from Twinsburg squeaked out a 3-1 decision over Vasiloff. Huey got a pin to give the Longhorns a 6-3 lead. Twinsburg took the lead back with a pin at 145.  The Longhorns got the lead back with a pin by Maxwell at 152. At 160lbs Twinsburg got a technical fall to take a 14-12 lead. Twinsburg extended the lead to 17-12 with a 4-3 decision at 170. Liese got the lead back for the Longhorns with a 46 second pin. Junior Deon Reynolds had a slight 2-1 lead in his 195lb match against Twinsburg when he lost his balance and was taken down to his back and pinned to put Twinsburg ahead 23-18. The Longhorns benefitted from four straight forfeits and then Mecklenburg got a 23 second pin and Deblock finished the match with a 15-0 technical fall to put the final score Lutheran West 53 and Twinsburg ‘B’ 23. 
Brooklyn also went 5-0 on the day and since Lutheran West and Brooklyn did not meet, the tiebreaker was most team points scored on the day. Lutheran West had 341 points to Brooklyn’s 273 which enabled West to win its fourth straight Longhorn SuperQuad. “It was a good day for the team. This title was a total team effort”, stated Ressler. “Brooklyn looked very good as well, so our conference dual with them should be pretty intense.” The Longhorns travel to North Ridgeville Thursday for a double dual with Division I Ashland, Midview and North Ridgeville. Wrestling begins at 7pm. 
 
Schedule
Date
Opponent
Results
Sat 12/1/12
1st out of 8
Thu 12/6/12
W, 37-36
Thu 12/6/12
L, 51-13
Sat 12/8/12
3rd out of 18
2012-13 Coach Dave Ressler
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