The Michigan City Wolves forfeited seven of 14 matches and the Chesterton
Trojans won six of the other seven en route to a 75-6 Duneland Athletic
Conference victory on Wednesday.
“It’s hard to wrestle a team that doesn’t come with a full team,” Chesterton
coach Chris Joll said. “We practiced this morning and before the meet. We’re
trying to wrestle right through this and get ready for Valpo and DAC.”
Ryley Harlow started the night with a fall victory at 285 over Dan Lemon
(1:59) before the first Wolves forfeit of the night.
Kaitlin Loehmer dominated her way to a 16-0 tech fall over Dee Collins at
“Kaitlin wrestled a great match,” Joll said. “She took him down, turned him
a couple of times and just beat him up. Good for her.”
Two more forfeits led to a 13-4 victory for Jack Davison and a pin win for
Hunter Rucklos at 138.
“Jack did a nice job of recovering against a tough guy,” Joll said. “Hunter
did a nice job of staying in his match the whole time.”
Sawyer Hallas found a fall at the 3:10 mark against John Geese sandwiched
between a pair of forfeits.
“It’s hard to wrestle against guys who don’t respond to what you do the way
you want them to,” Joll said. “Sawyer’s guy didn’t react the way we wanted
so we just had to be a better athlete and put him on his back.”
After Josh Rudd got the only victory of the night for Michigan City, Tyler
Gillespie picked up the last win of the night for the Trojans.
Two more Michigan City forfeits set the final score.
“I was a little upset about the way they reacted to beating a guy that got
hurt two seconds into the match,” Joll said. “We could have took them down
and let them up all night and embarrassed them if we had wanted to. That
kind of bothers me.”
Michigan City 6
285 -- Ryley Harlow (C) pin Dan Lemon, 1:59. 106 -- Antonio Osario (C) FFW.
113 -- Kaitlin Loehmer (C) tech fall Dee Collins, 16-0. 120 -- Matt Estill
(C) FFW. 126 -- Anthony Pedroza (C) FFW. 132 -- Jack Davison (C) dec.
Gerrard Williams, 13-4. 138 -- Hunter Rucklos (C) pin Max Marmon, 3:25. 145
-- Chris Katsafaros (C) FFW. 152 -- Sawyer Hallas (C) pin John Gesse, 3:10.
160 -- Tommy St. Germain (C) FFW. 170 -- Josh Rudd (MC) pin Jaycee Jensen,
5:54. 182 -- Tyler Gillespie (C) pin Patrick Vanlew, 1:46. 195 -- Joe Ponda
(C) FFW. 220 -- Conner Smith (C) FFW.