Lakeland Takes Runner-Up Honors at MSOE Invite
Athletics - posted on 12/1/2007
The Lakeland Muskies wrestling team took second place, just two points behind UW-Platteville, at the MSOE Invitational on Saturday, Dec. 1. The Pioneers edged the Muskies, 133.5 to 131.5 to take home the championship.
The Muskies had three wrestlers win the championship at their weight class: junior Kory Theil (133), senior Calvin O'neal (174) and senior Paul Hartt (197) In addition, sophomore Adam Sutter (HWT) finished in second place, losing the championship match to the No.1 wrestler in the country in the heavyweight division, Knox's Jaran Rutledge. He fell in double overtime of the championship round to Rutledge, 4-2.
In addition, junior David Copp (125) finished in third place, junior Jonas Flok (157) took fourth place and junior JD Sylvanus (184) finished in fifth place.
Theil, took the 133 division with three wins. The tournament No. 3 seed defeated Knox's Edel Vaca in the quarterfinals, 12-2. He then routed Jeff Gale of UW-Plattville, 10-0 in the semifinals and then took down the No. 1 seed UW-Oshkosh's Jared Jaminski, 14-6 for the title.
O'neal was a tournament No.1 seed and opened the day with a pin, pinning Lawrence's Zach Farina in 2:35. He went on to defeat Wheaton's Tomal, 10-3, in the quarterfinals. In the semifinals, O'neal took down Jeff Elswick of Concordia, Wis., 8-4 to move onto the championship round. For the tournament title he defeated St. Olaf's Justin Bain with an 8-4 decision.
Hartt won three straight matches on his way to the championship in the 197 weight class. Hartt opened the invite defeating Ben Boor of Knox College, 7-4 in the quarterfinals. He then pinned Jack Peters of Lawrence University in 1:17 in the semis and then took down St. Olaf's George Jimenez, 8-6 ,for the championship.
The Muskies will be in action again on Wednesday, December 5, as they open their Northern Wrestling Association schedule with a home contest against Concordia, Wis. Match time is set for 7 p.m.
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