SOMERS, Wis. — The Wisconsin-Parkside wrestling team hosted Maryville in the first-ever Great Lakes Valley Conference dual in school history on Saturday and the Rangers made it a memorable debut as they powered past the Saints 27-12 on Saturday in DeSimone Gymnasium.
Wisconsin-Parkside and Maryville entered the dual match tied for third in the latest National Wrestling Coaches Association Poll, but the Rangers rode pins from All-Americans Nick Becker and Montrail Johnson to the convincing victory over the Saints. Becker pinned Travis Lang at 174 pounds, while Johnson followed with a pin of Zeb Wahle in the 184 pound contest.
After Matt Pratt edged Josh Anthony in the 165-pound bout, the Rangers lead was cut to 12-9 but Becker and Johnson recorded the two pins giving Wisconsin-Parkside a commanding 24-9 lead. James Lehman then salted away the win with a 9-5 win over Ethan Sheretz in the 197-pound match to increase the lead to 27-9.
Wisconsin-Parkside, which improved to 7-2 overall and 1-0 in the GLVC, also received wins from Ronzel Darling, Christian Robertson and Brett Scoles. Darling defeated Jaret Singh 8-6 at 125 pounds, while Robertson earned a forfeit victory over Nate Rodriguez in the 141-pound contest. Scoles posted the Rangers other win as he beat Nick McGhee 10-4 at 157 pounds.
Saturday also marked Alumni Day for the wrestling program as the Rangers welcomed back many of the top wrestlers in school history.
Wisconsin-Parkside will return to action on Tuesday (Jan. 24) when it hosts McKendree in a GLVC match at 7 p.m. in DeSimone Gymnasium.
Wisconsin-Parkside vs. Maryville
Saturday, January 21, 2017
Somers, Wis. (DeSimone Gymnasium)
(Dual began at 125 Pounds)
125 – Ronzel Darling (UWP) def. Jaret Singh (MU) D 8-6; UWP 3-0
133 – Dakota Bauer (MU) def. Airk Furseth (UWP) D 7-3; Tied 3-3
141 – Christian Robertson (UWP) def. Nate Rodriguez (MU) Forfeit; UWP 9-3
149 – James Krischke (MU) def. Cody Walrath (UWP) D 5-0; UWP 9-6
157 – Brett Scoles (UWP) def. Nick McGhee (MU) D 10-4; UWP 12-6
165 – Matt Pratt (MU) def. Josh Anthony (UWP) D 3-2; UWP 12-9
174 – Nick Becker (UWP) def. Travis Lang (MU) Pin 1:21; UWP 18-9
184 – Montrail Johnson (UWP) def. Zeb Wahle (MU) Pin 4:12; UWP 24-9
197 – James Lehman (UWP) def. Ethan Sheretz (MU) D 9-5; UWP 27-9
285 – Donnell Walker (MU) def. Matt Halverson (UWP) D 5-2; UWP 27-12
FINAL SCORE: Wisconsin-Parkside 27, Maryville 12
RECORDS: Wisconsin-Parkside 7-2, 1-0 GLVC; Maryville 1-1, 1-1 GLVC