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Junior Ryan Renon and sophomore James Parker recorded victories, but the Lakeland College wrestling team fell to No. 12-ranked Elmhurst College, 41-9 Thursday night in the Wehr Center Fieldhouse.
Parker (Milwaukee), who competed in his first dual match of the season, led the Muskies (1-2) with a pin fall over Jake Denhof in 1:42 at the 141-pound weight class. Renon (Wrightstown) increased his season tally to 13-1 with a hard-fought, 9-7 decision over Yousef Al-Ghoul at 165.
The Bluejays recorded three pins and five major decisions to take the non-conference dual.
See what Parker says about his victoy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4FBmckvfCY&list=PL1E0FB163F652C567&index=1&feature=plpp_video
The grapplers return to the mats on Saturday as they travel to Naperville, Ill., to participate in the North Central Invite.
Elmhurst 41 Lakeland 9
125 Mark Johnson (Elmhurst) major dec. Grant Franson (Lakeland), 9-1
133 Matt Quigley (Elmhurst) pin fall Eduardo Orihuela (Lakeland), 4:30
141 James Parker (Lakeland) pin fall Jake Denhof (Elmhurst), 1:42
149 Ryan Earley (Elmhurst) tech fall Jacob Maechtle (Lakeland), 17-2
157 Michael Grice (Elmhurst) major dec. Brent Steudel (Lakeland), 15-2
165 Ryan Renon (Lakeland) dec. Yousef Al-Ghoul (Elmhurst), 9-7
174 Danny Balderas (Elmhurst) major dec. Vincent Cardarelle (Lakeland), 9-1
184 Josef Rau (Elmhurst) pin fall Jeremy Kroeger (Lakeland), 1:35
197 Dan Vargas (Elmhurst) won by forfeit
285 Brian Brooks (Elmhurst) pin fall Thomas Phalin (Lakeland), 3:44