SJU Wrestling Posts Seven Pins in 45-6 Win

NORTHFIELD, Minn. – Saint John’s wrestling ended its 2019-20 dual schedule with a powerful 45-6 win at St. Olaf on Thursday, Feb. 13, in Northfield.

The Johnnies (2-5 dual record) totaled seven pins in the victory. Both teams forfeited the bout at 125 pounds and the Oles (1-2 dual record) were awarded six points when SJU forfeited the match at 149. The dual was likely the last for St. Olaf, which announced in October that it is discontinuing the sport at the end of the 2019-20 academic year.

Senior Noah Becker (Browerville, Minn.) opened the dual with a second-period pin (3:30), his 15th consecutive win, at 133 pounds. He is ranked as high as No. 3 nationally (D3wrestle.com) and is now 19-1 this season.

Senior Anthony Hennen (Cologne, Minn./Norwood-Young America) followed with a pin of his own at 141 pounds and senior Jerod Novak (Aitkin, Minn.) collected nearly four minutes of riding time in a 9-3 victory at 157 to improve to 11-5 on the year.

The Johnnies ended the dual with five straight pins: freshman Logan Edwards (Prior Lake, Minn.) at 165 pounds (1:49), senior Dan Gainer (St. Paul, Minn./Cretin-Derham Hall) at 174 (1:30), sophomore Jacob Scherber (Buffalo, Minn.) at 184 (4:25), senior Dominic Skawiniak (Rogers, Minn.) at 197 (1:21) and senior Quincy Spiering (Mounds View, Minn./St. Thomas Academy) at heavyweight (0:52).

The Oles and Johnnies both travel to Augsburg in two weeks (Feb. 28-29) for the NCAA Upper Midwest Regional in Minneapolis.

Saint John’s 45, St. Olaf 6
125: Double Forfeit
133: No. 3/5 Noah Becker (SJU) pinned Luke Wallace, 3:30 [6-0]
141: Anthony Hennen (SJU) pinned Dawson Kremlacek, 1:45 [12-0]
149: Jack Ridgway (STO) won by forfeit [12-6]
157: Jerod Novak (SJU) dec. Bryant Ridgway, 9-3 [15-6]
165: Logan Edwards (SJU) pinned Hadim Kon, 1:49 [21-6]
174: Dan Gainer (SJU) pinned Partev Galstyan, 1:30 [27-6]
184: Jacob Scherber (SJU) pinned Kris Kurtz, 4:25 [33-6]
197: Dominic Skawiniak (SJU) pinned Josh Vannornam, 1:21 [39-6]
285: Quincy Spiering (SJU) pinned Harlen Nolasco, 0:52 [45-6]

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