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Geneseo Republic - Geneseo, IL
  • GHS trounces Dixon; falls to Moline

  • The Geneseo wrestlers split in action this past week as the Leafs defeated Dixon, but lost to Moline.
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  • The Geneseo wrestlers split in action this past week as the Leafs defeated Dixon, but lost to Moline.
    Geneseo vs. Dixon
    After a tough loss the night before, the Leafs rebounded and dominated Dixon in conference action Dec. 12, 68-4.
    Hunter Grau (126 pounds) started the Leafs with a pin in 2 minutes and 56 seconds; followed by Clayton Kennedy (132-lbs.) who pinned his opponent in 2:47, and Cody Bormann (138-lbs.) won in an 1-0 decision.
    “Cody had a 1-0 win, and I was happy with how he bounced back to win a tough match in Dixon after a tough loss the night before,” said head coach Jon Murray. “I am happy with how we performed at Dixon.”
    Jarred Bruce (145-lbs.) suffered the team’s only loss of the night in a 9-1 major decision.
    Zach Humphrey (152-lbs.) claimed a 10-4 decision win at his weight class; while Josiah Cropp (160-lbs.) defeated his opponent in an 11-1 major decision.
    Cole Hunzeker (170-lbs.) earned a pin in 1:22; while Brandon Mizlo (182-lbs.) took his match in a 12-2 major decision.
    Lane Akre (220-lbs.) took care of business in his match as he pinned his opponent in :53; followed by AJ Marmion (285-lbs.) who pinned his opponent in 1:02, and Antonio Tumbarello (113-lbs.) won by pin in 2:47.
    Charlie Schlindwein (106-lbs.), Jon Warner (120-lbs.) and Ryan Pitra (182-lbs.) all received forfeits.
    Geneseo vs. Moline
    The Leafs and Maroons battled it out on the mats in Geneseo Dec. 11 with Moline escaping with a narrow, 28-27 victory.
    “We won 8 out of the 14 matches, but it was just the bonus points that got us,” said Murray. “We did win the close ones and two overtime matches, but we got pinned three times.”
    Moline grabbed the first win of the night as Hunzeker (170-lbs.) fell in an 8-4 decision; but Pitra (182-lbs.) tied the match up with a 5-1 decision win in the next bout.
    Mizlo (195-lbs.) put the Leafs ahead with an 11-3 major decision victory, and Akre (220-lbs.) extended the advantage with a 5-4 decision win.
    Marmion (285-lbs.) was pinned in the next match in 3:15; while Tumbarello (106-lbs.) lost his match in a 10-2 major decision, and Chase Boone (113-lbs.) was pinned in 1:39.
    “Moline is solid,” said Murray. “We knew we would have our hands full. It was a good experience, a good dual, and will help us in the long run this season.”
    Warner (120-lbs.) helped the Leafs cut into Moline’s lead with a 7-5 decision victory; while Grau (126-lbs.) brought Geneseo within one with a 21-4 technical fall win.
    Kennedy (132-lbs.) posted a 5-1 decision win to give Geneseo the lead, but in the next match, Bormann (138-lbs.) was pinned in 5:02, and Bruce (145-lbs.) lost in a 2-1 decision.
    Page 2 of 2 - Humphrey (152-lbs.) grabbed another win for Geneseo with a 1-0 decision win to bring Geneseo within four points, and in the final match of the night, Cropp (160-lbs.) won in an 8-5 decision, but it wasn’t enough to steal the victory.
    The Leafs will be in action tonight at 4:30 p.m. and at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 21 in the Hinsdale Invite.

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