Tie goes to the Rebels

Published 12:00 am Sunday, January 22, 2006

NEW RICHLAND &045;&160;Fourteen matches and two tiebreakers weren’t enough to decide the dual between United South Central and New Richland.

The dual finished with both teams tied at 31, but the Rebels would come out on top thanks to one more pin, three to two, and claim victory, 32-31.

Preston Staloch got the Rebels off to a strong start pinning Lance Perkins in 3:17 at 103.

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Dylan Nelson downed Alex Moen at 112 and Chris Escherich pinned Matt Bartsch in 3:00 as the Rebels raced out to a 15-0 lead in the team race.

Tim Bartness would put the Panthers on the board with a major decision over Matthew Wood, 10-2.

Colton Schlaak brought his team within six points with at technical fall over Dylan Thisus in 4:42, and Krey Cory closed the gap to just two points with a convincing victory over Jake Bonsack 11-0.

Nathan Goette stopped the Panthers’ run by winning 11-3 at 140 over David Lindell.

NRHEG would pick up three more points when Gaven Schlaak downed Brian Wood at 145, but Chris Hotzler got those points back for USC outlasting Tim Rysavy in the closest match of the night, 5-4.

Sam Stevermer would pick up a second straight win for the Rebels at 160.

Mitch Brekke would bring the Panthers back within three points in the team race by pinning Nick Stevermer in 2 minutes, 15 seconds before Luke Beyer threw Aaron Haggerny in 3:26 for USC.

That pin gave the Rebels a nine point lead, but it proved not to be enough when USC forfeited to Taylor Holland at 215 and NRHEG’s Lucas Root completed the comeback downing Mike Linder 4-0 at 275 leaving the score tied.

USC 32, NRHEG 31

103 &045;&160;Preston Staloch (USC) threw Lance Perkins 3:17, 112 &045;&160;Dylan Nelson (USC) dec. Alex Moen 7-3, 119 &045; Chris Escherich (USC) threw Matt Bartsch 3:00, 125 &045;&160;Tim Bartness (NRHEG) maj. dec. Matthew Wood 10-2, 130 &045;&160;Colton Schlaak (NRHEG) tech. fall over Dylan Thisius 4:42,

135 &045; Krey Cory (NRHEG) maj. dec. Jake Bonsack 11-0, 140 &045;&160;Nathan Goette (USC) maj. dec. David Lindell 11-3, 145 &045;&160;Gaven Schlaak (NRHEG) dec. Brian Wood 13-6, 152 &045;&160;Chris Hotzler

(USC) dec. Tim Rysavy 5-4, 160 &045;&160;Sam Stevermer (USC) dec. Bartneess 8-3, 171 &045; Mitch Brekke

(NRHEG) threw Nick Stevermer 2:15, 189 &045; Luke Beyer (USC) threw Aaron Haggerny 3:26, 215

&045;&160;Taylor Holland (NRHEG) won by forfeit, 275 &045;&160;Lucas Root (NRHEG) dec. Mike Linder 4-0