Mendota wrestlers struggle out of the gate

Mendota’s Ty Connelly, right, looks to gain control of his Seneca opponent during a wrestling match on Nov. 20. Connelly went on for a pin win, Mendota’s only victory against Seneca. (Reporter photo)

Mendota opened the wrestling season with a double loss at North Boone on Nov. 19.

The Trojans were defeated by the home team, 48-12. Both of Mendota’s wins came via pin. Ethan Hanaman pinned his opponent in 4:19 in the 132-pound match, while Ty Connelly scored a pin at the 2:09 mark in the 145-pound bout.

Against Rockford Lutheran, the Trojans fell by a 30-24 count. All four of Mendota’s wins were by forfeit – Hanaman at 132, Tyler Preston at 138, Michael Fenwick at 145 and Kailyn Jezewski at 160.

Nov. 19

North Boone 48, Mendota 12

106 – Galarza (NB) won forfeit; 113 – double forfeit; 120 – Uritz (NB) won forfeit; 126 – Carter (NB) won forfeit; 132 – Ethan Hanaman (M) pinned Sheppard (NB), 4:19; 138 – Morrall (NB) pinned Tyler Preston (M), 0:52; 145 – Ty Connelly (M) pinned Feldebusch (NB), 2:09; 152 – Cortez (NB) pinned Sam Lawrence (M), 3:23; 160 – Schnulle (NB) won forfeit; 170 – Hubber (NB) won forfeit; 182 – Brian (NB) pinned Dan Heiting (M), 0:18; 195 – Griffen (NB) won forfeit; 220 – Gruner (NB) won forfeit; 285 – Mercadante (NB) pinned Gustavo Salinas (M), 0:30

Rockford Lutheran 30, Mendota 24

106 – double forfeit; 113 – double forfeit; 120 – double forfeit; 126 – double forfeit; 132 – Hanaman (M) won forfeit; 138 – Preston (M) won forfeit; 145 – Michael Fenwick (M) won forfeit; 152 – Tilman (RF) pinned Lawrence (M), 2:15; 160 – Kailyn Jezewski (M) won forfeit; 170 – Adams (RL) won forfeit; 182 – Hebdank (RL) pinned Heiting (M), 0:20; 195 – double forfeit; 220 – Bona (RL) won forfeit; 285 – Lea (RF) pinned Aaron Garza (M), 1:12

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Mendota hosted Seneca and Amboy in its first home meet of the season on Nov. 20.

Against Seneca, the Trojans were on the short end of a 76-5 score. Connelly picked up the lone win for Mendota, a pin in 30 seconds at 145 pounds.

Amboy defeated the Trojans, 45-6. Gustavo Salinas had the only win for Mendota, a forfeit at 285 pounds.

Nov. 20

Seneca 76, Mendota 5

106 – Sangston (S) won forfeit; 113 – Virlo (S) won forfeit; 120 – Widman (S) won forfeit; 126 – Allen (S) won forfeit; 132 – Feiner (S) dec. Hanaman (M), 8-0; 138 – Biffany (S) pinned Preston (M), 1:52; 145 – Connelly (M) pinned Blue (S), 0:30; 152 – Hamby (S) pinned Lawrence (M), 0:42; 160 –Wright (S) pinned Uziel Angulo (M), 0:57; 170 – Hernandez (S) won forfeit; 182 – Reyes (S) pinned Heiting (M), 1:09; 195 – Marques (S) won forfeit; 220 – W. Tondini (S) won forfeit; 285 – L. Tondini (S) pinned Garza (M), 1:38

Amboy 45, Mendota 6

106 – double forfeit; 113 – double forfeit; 120 – double forfeit; 126 – double forfeit; 132 – Daniels (A) won forfeit; 138 – Schrock (A) pinned Preston (M), 1:10; 145 – Gazza (A) dec. Connelly (M), 8-5; 152 – Montavon (A) pinned Lawrence (M), 1:18; 160 – G. Shaw (A) pinned Angulo (M), 0:59; 170 – Schaver (A) won forfeit; 182 – Norman (A) pinned Heiting (M), 0:53; 195 – A. Shaw (A) won forfeit; 220 – double forfeit; 285 – Salinas (M) won forfeit


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