Duhawks drop season opening dual at Elmhurst
Sat, Nov. 12, 2011 - [Wrestling]

by Jack Metz for the Sports Information Office


#14 Elmhurst 35, Loras 9


The Loras wrestling team jumped right into their strong 2011-12 duals schedule as they traveled to Elmhurst College, ranked number 14 in the NWCA polls, losing to the Blue jays 35-9.


Loras (0-1) managed to win one match in the 157-weight class on the overtime victory by senior Chris Gansen in a 6-2 decision.


Both teams forfeited one weight class, first-year Brian Cullen earned a forfeit in the 133-weight class and Brian Brooks of Elmhurst received the forfeit in the 285-weight classes.


Senior Pat Pfantz took his opponent in the 125-weight class to the wire before being defeated 9-7; the same went for first-year Sean Raddatz in the 141-weight class before being defeated 10-7.


Loras next travels to Madison for the University of Wisconsin Badger Duals on Nov. 13.