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Monarch wrestlers shift lineup in dual loss

Published on -1/11/2013, 10:14 AM

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By KLINT SPILLER

kspiller@dailynews.net

Thomas More Prep-Marian wrestling coach Josh Peterson gambled with his weight classes Thursday to try and win the dual.

It somewhat backfired.

The Monarchs moved several wrestlers up a weight class, but Russell still won the dual 46-24.

"It's an individual sport, but it's also a team sport," Peterson said. "Sometimes you have to make sacrifices and wrestle up a weight class to maybe try to hold off some team points and pick up a win somewhere else."

TMP dropped to 2-10 in duals this season while Russell improved to 3-2.

TMP, which doesn't have a full roster, routinely has to forfeit several weight classes, making it difficult to win duals, but on Thursday, Peterson moved wrestlers around to try and fill the weight classes and pick up wins against Russell's underclassmen.

Unfortunately for TMP, Russell demonstrated its underclassmen were pretty good.

"(Russell is) very well coached," Peterson said. "They are technically sound, and they are some big boys. They are very, very strong. You could tell when we bumped them up we were giving up a little bit of strength to them, but I was hoping we could prevail over them."

Of the eight matches that were wrestled, the Broncos won seven, with two won by underclassmen.

"They took care of business," said Russell head coach Wyatt Frohling.

The most impressive victory for Russell was at 132 pounds, the one weight where Russell moved a wrestler up.

Russell freshman Chase Prester (12-5), who normally wrestles at 126 pounds, defeated TMP senior Lucas Walker (17-12) by an 8-3 decision.

"I knew this (Walker) kid was a pretty tough kid, so we wanted to go up there and handle someone like that, and (Prester) did," Frohling said. "He wrestled real well."

TMP moved senior Parker Goldsberry to 160 pounds, senior Austin Werth (14-12) to 170 pounds and junior David Moeder to 182 to try to get some points.

However, Goldsberry lost by a 12-4 major decision to Russell senior Dylan Walker (9-5) and Moeder got pinned in the second period against junior Joey Oste.

Werth had a shot to win late at 160, trailing just 5-3 in the third period, but sophomore Dalton Brand (8-6) scored a takedown and near fall to win 10-3.

"One thing I saw was we never gave up and kept battling," Peterson said. "There were some guys that I was thinking hopefully we won't give up a pin, and guys battled. In team points, sometimes not giving up a pin can be huge."

Russell also got victories from its studs. Both of Russell's ranked wrestlers -- senior Regis Weiss (13-2), ranked No. 4 at 152 pounds in Class 3-1A, and senior Andrew Ochampaugh (12-3), ranked No. 5 at 220 pounds -- pinned their opponents. Senior Nick Sells also pinned TMP freshman Jacob Roth (1-18) at 145 pounds.

TMP's one victory in a contested match was its final one of the night.

Monarch junior Mason Lagree pinned Russell sophomore Jeffrey Blundon.

"(Lagree) wrestled well and wrestled smart," Peterson said. "We have been trying to get him to stay aggressive but not so aggressive where you make mistakes."

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