NRHEG does well at Federated Duals

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 17, 2006

The NRHEG wrestling team may have left the Federated Duals with a 2-3 record, but that doesn’t show how well the Panthers wrestled.

&8220;This was by far our best effort since December 17th when we were at Faribault,&8221; said Panther head coach Paul Cyr.

The Panthers posted wins over Rochester Century (66-0) and Lakeville South (47-21) before falling to Adrian (42-28), Owatonna (42-21) and Wayzata (42-26).

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Against Century, the Panthers Lance Perkins received a forfeit at 103 and Alex Moen earned an 11-2 major decision at 112.

Brandon Schlaak recorded the first of seven pins for the Panthers at 119 before Tim Bartness earned bonus points at 125 with an 8-0 decision.

Colton Schlaak and Krey Cory recorded back-to-back pins

and Gaven Schlaak piled on even more bonus points with a 12-3 victory at 145.

Tim Rysavy, Mitch Brekke, Taylor Holland and Justin Kormann all recorded pins with all but one coming in the opening minute of the match.

The Panthers’ victory over Lakeville South was a battle of pins.

The Panthers recorded six while Lakeville had just two.

Moen, Bartness, Colton Schlaak, Cory, and Gaven Schlaak all pinned their opponent as the first seven matches ended with a fall.

Rysavy had the first match that did not end in a fall, but even his was cut short thanks to a technical fall in four minutes.

Brekke recorded the final Panther pin in the dual at 171 stopping his match in 58 seconds.

&8220;Getting Gaven Schlaak and Tim Rysavy down to their natural weights of 145 and 152,

respectively, made a big difference in our lineup,&8221; said Cyr.

&8220;Mitch Brekke continues to wrestle very well getting four pins, and having Taylor Holland back helped us out, too.&8221;

Against Adrian, Moen, Brandon Schlaak and

Bartness all scored bonus points in their wins, but Adrian would record the final 12 points of the dual to pull away.

Holland scored a big 5-3 overtime win over Pat Mahan at 215 for the Panthers against Owatonna, but they were not able to overcome a 19-0 start by the Huskies.

The Panthers would make a late push against Wayzata with pins from Brekke, Holland and Kormann, but once again could not overcome a quick start by Wayzata which put them up 22-0 after the first five weights.

The Panthers travel to USC on Friday for a conference dual.