No. 8 St. Johns avenges loss to No. 14 DCC

Josh Lowe

1/18/2013
Josh Lowe, InterMat High School Analyst
josh@intermatwrestle.com

ANN ARBOR -- Just over a month ago at the Tim Horn Duals, Detroit Catholic Central pulled off a 33-31 upset victory over St. Johns, as the teams split matches and the Shamrocks won the bonus point battle. However, in the interim, the Redwings have shifted most of their middle-weights down a class, enabling defending state champion Brant Schafer to fit into the lineup. It also more than closed one of what were three relative holes in the lower weight portion of the lineup.

It was that lineup shift, and the earlier than expected return of Ben Whitford from the injury that precluded him from last Saturday's DCC Super Duals, which enabled St. Johns to win the dual earlier this afternoon at Cliff Keen Arena on the campus of the University of Michigan.

The following weight classes had differing outcomes in comparison to the dual meet last month:

125: Zac Hall (St. Johns) dropped down from his 130 win in last month's match to earn a pin against Evan Toth, while in the December dual meet, Evan Toth had a win by fall. NET: St. Johns +12

135: Instead of a forfeit, as Ken Bade (Detroit Catholic Central) was injured earlier in the day, the Shamrocks won by a decision this time around, Myles Amine over Mark Bozzo. NET: Detroit Catholic Central +9

140: Logan Massa only won by decision this time against Malik Amine, while last time it was a disqualification. NET: St. Johns -3

145: Josh Pennell (St. Johns) dropped down from the 152 match of last month to earn an 11-2 major decision victory over Chris Naubert. Last month, Naubert upended Bozzo 5-1. NET: St. Johns +7

189: Payne Hayden (St. Johns) won by decision this time, 11-5, while last time he beat Nick Giese 12-4. NET: ST. Johns -1

215 and 285: Detroit Catholic Central had falls from Jay Peterson and Robert Coe in December, while this time around they both were held to just decisions. NET: Detroit Catholic Central -6

103: Zach Prater (Detroit Catholic Central) won by fall in December, this time it was only a major decision. NET: Detroit Catholic Central -2

No. 8 St. Johns, Mich. 31 No. 14 Detroit Catholic Central, Mich. 22
119: Trevor Zdebski (DCC) pin Derek Droste, third period
125: No. 5 Zac Hall (SJ) pin Evan Toth, third period
130: No. 6 Jacob Schmitt (SJ) decision No. 13 (at 126) Ken Bade, 11-5
135: Myles Amine (DCC) decision Mark Bozzo, 4-2
140: No. 7 Logan Massa (SJ) decision Malik Amine, 12-6
145: Josh Pennell (SJ) major decision Chris Naubert, 11-2
152: Brant Schafer (SJ) decision Mike Babicz, 4-0
160: No. 1 (at 145) Ben Whitford (SJ) decision Logan Marcicki, 12-6
171: No. 18 Andrew Garcia (DCC) decision Angus Arthur, 2-1
189: No. 11 Payne Hayden (SJ) decision Nick Giese, 11-5
215: Jay Peterson (DCC) decision Blake Cooper, 3-0
285: Robert Coe (DCC) decision Ben Proctor, 6-0
103: Ian Parker (SJ) pins Tommy Herrmann, second period
112: Zach Prater (DCC) major decision Dillon Cornell, 13-1

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