BG grapplers beat Otsego, falls to St. John’s


TOLEDO — The Bowling Green wrestling team lost to a talented Toledo St. Johns squad Wednesday, 34-29, and beat Otsego 56-18 in duals wrestled as part of a triangular meet Wednesday at the St. John’s dome.

Bobcats going 2-0 on the night were Cohen Lewis, Landon Deiter, Jackson Shafer, and Dominick Burch.

Against Otsego, Deiter won a 12-8 decision over Caeden Hendereson. At 157, Keefe won a 9-8 decision against Brayden Sadler, and at 285, Burch pinned Adolfo Martinez-Alba in 1:42.

BG winners by forfeit were Lewis (106), Jacob U’Ren (113), Andrew White (165), Cor’Neal Lawrence (175), Shafer (190), and Baumgardner (215). The 144-pound weight class was a double forfeit.

At 120, Otsego wrestler Logan Riddle pinned BG’s Noah Quintero in 16 seconds. At 126, Otsego’s Trevor Wilcox pinned BG’s Michael Fry-Casares in 1:43.

At 132, Otsego’s Owen Kasza won a 7-2 decision over BG wrestler Xavier Scott, and at 150, Otsego’s Lee Borders won a 9-2 decision against Daniel Fields.

In the St. John’s-Otsego dual meet, the Titans prevailed, 51-21.

Wilcox pinned Mateo Mack in 4:37 at 126, Henderson pinned Conner King in 3:11, and Borders beat Jackson Turner by a 7-3 decision.

St. John’s only won two matches actually wrestled as Alejandro Delan won a 10-4 decision over Riddle at 120 and Kayden Grzymkowski pinned Martinez-Alba in 1:19 at 285 pounds.

St. John’s winners by forfeit included Devin Carmack (165), Darrel Cross (175), Ty Sadowy (190), Caleb Bowman (215), Lucas Wagonhauser (106), and Max Beck (113). Again, 144 was a double forfeit.

The BG wrestlers competed in the Joe Szymzack Duals at Elmwood High School this past Saturday. The team went 3-2 in duals, placing fifth as a team.

Going 5-0 and undefeated on the day were Fields, Baumgardner, and Burch. Going 4-1 were Scott and Keefe

On January 23, the Bobcats placed seventh out of 32 teams at the Van Buren Invitational. Winning matches for the Bobcats were U’Ren, Quintero, Scott, Paul Archer, Keefe, White, Shafer, Baumgardner, and Wyatt Bechstein.

Placing fifth at 138 pounds was Deiter, placing third at 106 was Lewis, and at 144 pounds, and Fields won a Van Buren championship.

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