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Sunday, February 02, 2014 9:08 PM

By LARRY HEIING

DHI Correspondent

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VERSAILLES — The St. John’s wrestling team traveled to Versailles Saturday for the Midwest Athletic Conference championships.

The MAC has a strong reputation in the state of Ohio for football, basketball and other sports but only has three teams compete in wrestling: St. John’s, Coldwater and Versailles.

Parkway is trying to build up a wrestling program but it is still in the infant stages.

Fort Recovery even had one wrestler but he has to practice with Coldwater since the Indians do not have a wrestling program.

The Blue Jay team took on the Coldwater Cavaliers for the second time in four days; some wrestlers even took on a Coldwater opponent for the third time in a week. St. John’s wrestled their familiar league foe much better than their performance at the OHSAA Team Duals at Bath Wednesday.

Last weekend at the LCC Thunderbird Invitational, Brett Vonderwell was defeated by Reese Kaiser. At the duals, Vonderwell upset Kaiser 8-4 for the Blue Jays only decision of the match. Vonderwell was out to prove this was no fluke as he met Kaiser for the rubber match. The match was a nail-bitter as it took three overtimes as Vonderwell pulled out a 20-17 victory.

Austin Schulte had two pins in his two matches.

Austin Martin was dominating with two tech falls, along with Wes Buettner’s two big wins. Nate Schroeder recorded a pin and won by forfeit. These were the only undefeated MAC champions for St. John’s.

The next action for the Blue Jay wrestlers will be Tuesday evening at home for Senior Night in a tri-match involving Parkway and Spencerville.

 

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