Duhawk wrestling adds two more wins on senior day
Mon, Feb. 10, 2014 - [Wrestling]

Loras 25

St. John's (MN) 14

 

Loras 36

UW-Platteville 3

 

The Duhawks hosted two non-conference duals on Sunday featuring UW-Platteville and St. John's. Loras also took the time to honor seven seniors on a successful career at Loras: Cody Flynn, Russ Gossen, Kyle Henry, Matt Holmes, Griffin Weihe, Billy Wood, Joe Wood.

 

On Sunday afternoon Loras faced off against the 21st ranked Johnnies from St. John's (MN) in their first dual of the day. The Duhawks won seven of the ten bouts, winning by an overall score of 25-14.

 

Rudolph Johnson started things off on the right foot for the Duhawks pinning his opponent in the 125lb bout. Then in the 145lb bout, Joe "Barney" Wood was able to get a major decision win.

 

Steven Dewitt also received a win in the 157lb bout which was a matchup of top 10 ranked individual wrestlers at that weight level with himself (#3) and Ryan Arne (#10).

 

Other wins were recorded by Matt Holmes, Joe Butler, Cody Flynn, and James Buss.

 

The second dual against UW-Platteville faired even better for the Duhawks. Loras was able to win nine of 10 bouts giving Loras a, 36-3, win over the Pioneers.

 

Loras was able to get two pins in the match by two seniors. The first one was Joe "Barney" Wood at 149 over Greg Osborn and the second pin came by Cody Flynn in just 38 seconds at 197.

 

Rudolph Johnson, Denzel KingMatt Holmes, Joe Butler, Malcom Watson each recorded decisions in the match to help propel the Duhawks to victory.

 

Junior Steven DeWitt and sophomore James Buss each recorded tech falls in their bouts. DeWitt won 24-9 while Buss posted a 21-6 score in 4:18.

 

The Duhawks now post a record of 10-10.

 

Loras will be on the road Friday, Feburary 14th at Luther College. The match will be for 3rd place in the conference. Luther was able to win the first dual, 21-16, at the Iowa Conference Duals earlier this season.