Packer wrestlers drop two close duals at Mayo

Published 12:12 am Friday, January 22, 2016

The Austin wrestling team lost a pair of close duals at the Rochester Mayo triangular Thursday.

The Packers lost to Northfield 36-35 and they lost to Mayo 39-35.

Austin’s 138-pound sophomore Aiden Wilson went 2-0 to pick up his 75th win and senior 285-pounder Elijah Kaercher went 2-0 to go over 50 wins in his career.

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“It was a big night for Aiden and Eli, who are a couple of our leaders,” Austin head coach Jer Osgood said.

Phillip Zynda went 2-0 with two pins for the Packers at 160 pounds.

“Phillip did a nice job of staying on his feet and picking up some points for us. He is continually improving throughout the season and gaining more confidence with every match he wrestles.” Osgood said. “We just have to keep improving at pushing the pace for the whole six minutes and always look for opportunities to score.”

Austin’s Tad Belden and Caleb Tapp both beat wrestlers they had lost to earlier in the season.

Mayo 39, Austin 35

106: Cade Sheehan (M) 15-0 tech. fall over Gavin Brady (A); 113: Tad Belden (A) 21-6 tech. fall over Anton Plonka (M); 120: Matthew Peterson (M) pinned Matthew Nelson (A) (1:05);12 126: Tyler Calley (M) pinned Zach Farrand (A) (3:12); 132: Kyle Calley (M) pinned Josh Belden (A) (1:11); 138: Aiden Wilson pinned Griffen Grabau (M) (1:31); 145: Brendan Hanson (M) 6-3 dec. over Carter Oldenkamp (A); 152: Cyrus Scott (M) 12-4 maj. dec. over Jacob Jarvis (A); 160: Phillip Zynda (A) pinned Cody Hughes (A) (1:38); 170: Carlos Diaz (M) pinned Jackson Hample (A) (3:54); 182: Caleb Tapp (A) pinned Carson Ties (M) (3:13); 195: Isaac Arjes (A) pinned Jacob Daniels (M) (0:55); 220: Jonathan Lorang (M) 7-0 dec. over Corey Waller (A); 285: Eljah Kaercher (A) pinned Noah Carter (M) (5:35)

Northfield 36, Austin 35

106: Gavin Brady (A) 12-4 maj. dec. over Kevin Garcia Rosas (N); 113: Drew Woodley (N) pinned Matthew Nelson (A) (1:28); 120: Tad Belden (A) pinned Levi Vanderbilt Martin (N); 126: Jason Woitalla (N) pinned Zach Farrand (A) (4:30) 132: Josh Belden (A) pinned Ethan Johnson (N) (1:30); 138: Aiden Wilson 8-2 dec. over Kolby Olsen (N); 145: Joel Alvarado (N) 1-0 dec. over Carter Oldenkamp (A); 152: Jacob Jarvis (A) 8-0 maj. dec. over Nathan Schmidtke (N); 160: Phillip Zynda (A) pinned Riley Olson (N) (4:37); 170: John Vitto (N) pinned Jackson Hample (A) (1:37); 182: Sam Beckel (N) 9-4 dec. over Caleb Tapp (A); 195: Taz Epps (N) pinned Isaac Arjes (:00); Jose Garcia Rosas (N) DQ over Corey Waller (A); Elijah Kaercher (A) pinned Dirk Umbanhowar (N) (2:00)