Dec. 13, 2009
FARGO, N.D. - The Northern Illinois University wrestling team scored victories over North Dakota State and Minnesota State-Moorhead at the North Dakota State Duals Sunday.
"We won two of the three matches and we've already surpassed our win total from last year," NIU head coach Grant said. "I don't think we came our as hard as we should, but I thought we finished pretty good in the matches. We have to wrestle with more intensity. Some guys did a real nice job. They came out with a great attitude."
Bryan Deutsch (Columbia City, Ind/Columbia City) and John Odeen (Coal City, Ill./Coal City) highlighted the afternoon for the Huskies (6-3) as both went undefeated on the day. Deutsch opened his day by defeating No. 17-ranked Keenan Davis of Oregon State, 14-8, at 157, while Odeen gave the Huskies their second victory over No. 21 Oregon State when he posted a 10-3 decision over Ryan Smith at 165. Northern Illinois fell to the Beavers, 36-6.
"I thought Bryan had an excellent day," Grant said. "I thought John Odeen had a great day. He wrestled hard and won all three of his matches."
The Huskies scored their first victory of the day winning five matches as they beat North Dakota State, 23-16. Deutsch scored a major decision victory over Vince Salminen, 18-7, at 157. Odeen also posted a major decision victory, beating Tyler John, 11-2.Scott Penny (Granite City, Ill./Granite City) pinned the Bison's Drew Ross in 1:43.
NIU concluded the day with a 41-9 victory over Morehead State. Odeen concluded the afternoon with his second major decision victory of the day, defeating Morehead State's, 11-2, at 165 and Penny recorded his second straight pin fall victory, pinning Jacob McLean in 41 seconds at 197.
The Huskies return to the mat Dec. 29-30 when NIU heads to Evanston, Ill. to compete in the Midlands Championship.
Oregon State 36, Northern Illinios 6
125-- Jason Lara, OSU, def. Izzy Montemayor
133-- Kelly Kubec, OSU, maj dec. Tristen DeShazer
141-- Mike Mangrum, OSU, dec. Pat McLemore, 5-2
149-- R.J. Pena, OSU, maj. dec. Dan Ruettiger
157-- Deutsch, NIU, dec. Keenan Davis, 14-8
165-- John Odeen
, NIU, dec. Ryan Smith, 10-3
174-- Colby Covington, OSU, pinned Mason True
184-- Brice Arand, OSU, pinned Derrick Yant
197-- Chad Hanke, OSU, maj. dec. Scott Penny
Hwt.-- Clayton Jack, OSU, pinned Dakota Greenhaw
Northern Illinois 23, North Dakota State 16
125-- Justin Solberg (NDSU) dec. Izzy Montemayor, 9-3
133-- Tristen DeShazer (NIU) win forfeit
141-- Ryan Adams (NDSU) maj. dec. Pat McLemore, 14-6
149-- Andrey Patselov (NDSU) dec. Dan Ruettiger, 6-4
157-- Bryan Deutsch (NIU) maj. dec. Vince Salminen, 18-7
165-- John Odeen (NIU) maj. dec. Tyler Johnson, 11-2
174-- Mac Stoll (NDSU) dec. Mason True, 9-3
184-- Kenny Moenkedick (NDSU) dec. Derrick Yant, 5-1
197-- Scott Penny (NIU) fall Drew Ross, 1:43
Hwt.-- Dakota Greenhaw (NIU) dec. Joe Arthur, 4-1
Northern Illinois 41, Minnesota State Moorhead State 9
125-- Izzy Montemayor, (NIU), dec. Corey Ullmer, 8-7
133-- Tristen DeShazer, (NIU), pinned Evan Forde, 5:11
141-- Vince Castillo, (NIU), pinned Brady Schneeberger, 6:59
149-- Derek Bomstad, (MSUM), dec. Dan Ruettier, 7-6
157-- Mike Smith, (NIU), maj. dec. Tallen Wald, 10-2
165-- John Odeen, (NIU), maj. dec. Tyler Kivel, 11-2
174-- Mason True, (NIU), pinned Jacob McLean, 0:41
184-- Zach Benzio, (NIU), pinned Roger Sirek, 2:07
197-- Scott Penny, (NIU), pinned Jon Swart, 2:18
Hwt.-- Tim Johnson, (MSUM), pinned Dakota Greenhaw, 2:40