Mendota wrestlers struggle to find wins during busy schedule

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The Mendota Trojan wrestling team suffered losses to Morrison and Oregon in a triangular meet at Morrison on Nov. 30.

Mendota dropped a 48-18 decision to Morrison. Picking up wins for the Trojans were Rhett Watson with a pin at 132 pounds, and Ethan Hanaman (160) and JP Belmonte (170) with forfeit wins.

Oregon handed Mendota a 72-0 setback.

Nov. 30

Morrison 48, Mendota 18

106 – double forfeit; 113 – Riffle (Mo) won forfeit; 120 – double forfeit; 126 – Pruis (Mo) won forfeit; 132 – Rhett Watson (Me) pinned White (Mo), 0:54; 138 – Milder (Mo) pinned Jose Hermosillo (Me), 0:53; 145 – Reavy (Mo) won forfeit; 152 – Baker (Mo) pinned Lea Turner (Me), 0:35; 160 – Ethan Hanaman (Me) won forfeit; 170 – JP Belmonte (Me) won forfeit; 182 – White (Mo) won forfeit; 195 – McDonnell (Mo) pinned Diego Sandoval (Me), 0:54; 220 – double forfeit; 285 – Schaefen (Mo) pinned Danny Juan Gama (Me), 1:11

Oregon 72, Mendota 0

106 – double forfeit; 113 – double forfeit; 120 – Marlatt (O) won forfeit; 126 – Labay (O) won forfeit; 132 – Halvarson (O) pinned Watson (M), 1:03; 138 – Glendening (O) pinned Hermosillo (M), 1:00; 145 – Steven (O) won forfeit; 15 – Ruter (O) pinned Turner (M), 3:06; 160 – Eckerd (O) pinned Hanaman (M), 1:39; 170 – George (O) pinned Belmonte (M), 1:00; 182 – Winterland (O) won forfeit; 195 – George (O) pinned Sandoval (M), 1:00; 220 – Rote (O) won forfeit; 285 – Seler (O) pinned Logan West (M), 1:31

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Mendota competed against Plano, Mooseheart and Coal City in a quadrangular meet at Plano on Dec. 1.

The Trojans and Mooseheart each won five matches and ended in a 30-30 tie. Hanaman pinned his opponent at 152 pounds, while forfeit wins went to Watson, Kailyn Jezewski, Belmonte and Sandoval.

Plano scored a 54-18 triumph over the Trojans. Hanaman picked up another pin in his match, while Watson and Cadence Thornton were forfeit winners.

Coal City won 13 matches and shutout Mendota, 78-0.

Dec. 1

Mendota 30, Mooseheart 30

106 – Murphy (Mo) won forfeit; 113 – Hopkins (Mo) pinned Thornton (Me), 5:18; 120 – Brileno (Mo) won forfeit; 126 – double forfeit; 132 – Watson (Me) won forfeit; 138 – double forfeit; 145 – Bufford (Mo) won forfeit; 152 – Hanaman (Me) pinned Wallace (Mo), 1:26; 160 – Kailyn Jezewski (Me) won forfeit; 170 – Belmonte (Me) won forfeit; 182 – double forfeit; 195 – Sandoval (Me) won forfeit; 220 – double forfeit; 285 – Gaye (Mo) pinned Gama (Me), 0:34

Plano 54, Mendota 18

106 – double forfeit; 113 – Thornton (M) won forfeit; 120 – Garcia (P) won forfeit; 126 – Hernandez (P) won forfeit; 132 – Watson (M) won forfeit; 138 – Gilford (P) won forfeit; 145 – Gilford (P) won forfeit; 152 – Hanaman (M) pinned Schoense (P), 1:25; 160 – Diaz (P) pinned Jezewski (M), 0:33; 170 – Ronning (P) pinned Belmonte (M), 3:13; 182 – Oliver (P) won forfeit; 195 – Amakari (P) pinned Sandoval (M), 0:29; 220 – Herralson (P) won forfeit; 285 – Diaz (P) pinned Gama (M), 1:27

Coal City 78, Mendota 0

106 – Lindenmuth (CC) won forfeit; 113 – Housman (CC) pinned Thornton (M), 0:47; 120 – double forfeit; 126 – Widlowski (CC) won forfeit; 132 – Piatak (CC) pinned Watson (M), 1:51; 138 – Dillon (CC) won forfeit; 145 – Latawiel (CC) won forfeit; 152 – Benson (CC) pinned Hanaman (M); 160 – Finch (CC) won forfeit; 170 – Dehlse (CC) pinned Belmonte (M), 1:40; 182 – Young (CC) won forfeit; 195 – Dearth (CC) pinned Sandoval (M), 0:45; 220 – Crone (CC) won forfeit; 285 – Gonzalez (CC) pinned Gama (M), 3:25

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Two Trojan wrestlers placed in the top three of their respective weight classes in the Princeton Blackmark Tournament on Dec. 4.

Watson at 132 and Belmonte at 170 both finished in third place.