Saint John’s 45, St. Olaf 9

SJU Cruises to Win Over St. Olaf, 45-9

COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. – Saint John’s wrestling took advantage of five forfeits and three bonus-point wins in a 45-9 win over St. Olaf on Friday, Jan. 23, in Collegeville.

The Johnnies (4-12 dual record) picked up forfeit wins at 125, 133, 149, 184 and heavyweight.

Junior Ben Henle (Spicer, Minn./New London-Spicer) recorded a 17-1 technical fall in 5:50 to improve to 21-5 on the year at 141 pounds. He is ranked as high as seventh nationally by D3wrestle.com.

Sophomore Teddy Erickson (Annandale, Minn.) collected a 15-5 major decision at 165 pounds and senior Ryan Michaelis (Monticello, Minn.) improved to 8-1 at 197 with a pin, his fifth of the season, in 2:16. Michaelis, like Henle, is also ranked seventh nationally.

Carl Elmer improved to 14-4 for the Oles (1-3 dual record) with a pin at 157 pounds and Hugh Ellerman recorded a 12-7 decision at 174.

SJU sends its second team to the Lakeland Duals on Saturday, Jan. 24, in Plymouth, Wis. The Johnnies are scheduled to face the Milwaukee School of Engineering (11 a.m.), the host Muskies (12:30 p.m.) and Wisconsin-Platteville (2 p.m.).

Saint John’s 45, St. Olaf 9
125: Ben Kollaja (SJU) won by forfeit [6-0]
133: Chris Ortman (SJU) won by forfeit [12-0]
141: Ben Henle (No. 7/9, SJU) tech. fall Paul Timm, 17-1/5:50 [17-0]
149: Branden Schorr (SJU) won by forfeit [23-0]
157: Carl Elmer (STO) pinned Ochirbat Bayanjargal, 4:37 [23-6]
165: Teddy Erickson (SJU) major dec. Seth Barkosky, 15-5 [27-6]
174: Hugh Ellerman (STO) dec. Glenn Castro, 12-7 [27-9]
184: Aaron Baker (SJU) won by forfeit [33-9]
197: Ryan Michaelis (No. 7, SJU) pinned Robert Caulfield, 2:16 [39-9]
285: Colin Fisher (SJU) won by forfeit [45-9]

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