Grapplers take care of DeKalb, Glenbard S.

By on December 17, 2009

by Mike Slodki
Just call them Kaneland’s 11.

While not quite on the same scale of the ensemble movie that was released eight years ago this month, the Knights wrestling squad has shown a penchant for boosting victories— 11 of them in fact—as opposed to zero dual losses.

The Knights went into DeKalb and solved the Barbs 28-16 on Friday, and took care of visiting Glenbard South 53-18.

On Friday, 103-pounder Esai Ponce earned a 56-second pin, and 112-pound entry Dan Goress won a technical fall in six minutes. Deven Scholl, at 125, won an 8-6 decision. Mark Southern at 140 won an 8-7 decision. Chris Sabal, at 145, took a 3-2 decision. 160-pounder JT Webb stuck a pin at 1:26. 171-pounder Nick Michels won an 8-4 decision, and Ben Kovalick took a 7-1 decision at 215.

Against the Raiders on Tuesday, Michels took a pin with 57 seconds left in regulation, and Kovalick won 3-1 in his match. Goress won 11-4. Tyler Esposito managed a pin in the 119-pound matchup.

Dennis Brettman was down 5-2 in the 130-pound match and managed to leave regulation tied at 7 until executing a takedown in overtime for a 9-7 win.

“I really started out dead but saw opportunities and got a lot of points and tied it up. It was just not letting him score and doing a takedown,” Brettman said.

Joe Levita took an 11-5 win in 135-pound action. Sabal earned a pin, and Kyle Davidson won on a technical fall in a 15-0 affair at 152. Webb also earned a pin.

It all leads to a WSC showdown vs. Yorkville on Thursday, Dec. 17. KHS is ranked 10th in 2A according to Illinoismatmen.com, and Yorkville is ranked fifth.

Photo: 160-pounder JT Webb is a main reason for the hot undefeated start for Kaneland wrestling. Webb earned two pinfalls in this past week of competition. File Photo

About Mike Slodki

Mike Slodki is a sports reporter for the Elburn Herald. You can reach him at MSlodki@elburnherald.com.

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