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Posted: Friday, February 1, 2013 7:30 pm

Visiting former conference and current district rival Pacific, the Washington wrestling Blue Jays emerged with a 44-28 dual meet victory Tuesday.

The Blue Jays improved to 15-4 on the season in dual meets.

“Going into the match we knew we had to stay focused and not worry about everything that will be going on next week,” Washington Head Coach Josh Ohm said. “We are just concerned about the next match and trying to improve. I thought overall we did a good job of that and we will be right back in the room getting better in the morning.”

Pacific used the meet to prepare for Thursday’s Four Rivers Conference title showdown at Union. Both teams are preparing for the Class 3 District 1 meet at Farmington Feb. 8-9.

“I was happy with how we wrestled,” Pacific Head Coach Rob Schimsa said. “Washington has a solid, tough lineup and is well-coached. I don’t know how many seniors they have in that lineup, but I hope it’s a lot.”

The meet featured two matches which pitted MissouriWrestling.com ranked wrestlers.

In the 113-pound bout, Washington’s Parker Neptune (ranked seventh) pinned Pacific’s Zain Mathena (ranked eighth) in 1:29.

“Parker has looked extremely tough over the past couple weeks and I really think he is ready for the postseason,” Ohm said. “Mathena is a good, young wrestler who has really improved over the course of the year, but Parker went right out, scored the first takedown and finished the match.”

At 170 pounds, Pacific’s Austin Repp (first) pinned Washington’s Kyle Summers (fourth) in 3:23.

“Summers doesn’t get pinned very often,” Schimsa said. “Austin was ahead 2-0 at the time of the pin. He controlled the match. Austin is on a different level.”

Schimsa reported Repp (47-2) is now one win away from tying the school record for victories in a season after Thursday’s win over Union. He already has a 48-win season and Robert Todd also has won 48 for the Indians in a single season.

Jesse Knott and Justin Lawrence both had 46 wins in a season. Knott won his 46 matches while going undefeated as a state champion in 2007.

Ohm stated there were other key matches on the night.

“Going in, it was obvious that 113, 132, 152 and 170 were going to be the big matches with some high-level wrestling,” Ohm said.

At 132 pounds, Pacific’s Jeff Miller (ranked fourth by MissouriWrestling.com) earned a 12-1 major decision over Cody Summers. Miller had been wrestling at 138 pounds.

“Jeff hadn’t wrestled Summers yet this year,” Schimsa said. “He wrestled him three or four times last year. He controlled the match. I think moving down to 132 will be good for him.”

In the 152-pound match, Washington’s Spencer Baird earned a hard-fought 1-0 decision over Dalton Voyles.

“I thought Spencer came out pretty flat and Voyles really tried to take it to him, but Spencer never got worried and toughed out the win for us,” Ohm said.

“The highlight of the night, for me, was Dalton Voyles,” Schimsa said. “Even though he lost. It was a great match. Baird is solid. He’s ranked third in Class 3. Dalton had him taken down four times. He was behind him, but couldn’t get him to the mat. It was close. Dalton is right there. The best thing is he’s only a sophomore.”

Record Setter

The topnotch action didn’t end with those matches. Washington’s Nicholas Solter started the night with a Washington milestone. His 20-5 technical fall over Matthew Schimsa (in four minutes) helped him set a new school takedown record.

“Solter set the new single-season record for most takedowns in a single season that was previously held by Adam Brinker,” Ohm said. “If Nicholas continues to wrestle on his feet for the remainder of the year the way he is now, it is a very real possibility that he will set the new career takedown record by the end of the season. And that would be quite an accomplishment for only taking him two years to do it.”

Solter is ranked fourth by MissouriWrestling.com.

Remaining Matches

At 138 pounds, Washington’s Josh Luck earned a 12-4 major decision over Devin Somers.

Pacific’s Joon Kim (145) pinned Izeck Elbert in 3:45.

“Joon wrestled really well,” Schimsa said. “He won a match he was supposed to win. This time of the year, you have to win the matches you’re supposed to win and try to take a couple matches you’re not expected to.”

In the 160-pound division, Washington’s Caleb Summers pinned Curtis Paglusch in 42 seconds. Summers is ranked fourth in Class 3 by MissouriWrestling.com.

Jeremy Monehan of the Blue Jays earned an 8-3 decision over Andrew Cooper.

Washington’s Logan Baird posted a 16-0 technical fall over Jarrett Harrison at 195 pounds. The match was called at the 2:44 mark.

Matt Pecka of Washington earned victory in the 285-pound weight class, pinning Pacific’s Tim Toney in 22 seconds.

Pacific’s Josh Franek (106), ranked seventh by MissouriWrestling.com, pinned Washington’s Cole Fregalette in 55 seconds.

Each team picked up one forfeit.

Washington’s Jacob Kliethermes had his hand raised at 220 pounds as Pacific was open there.

Pacific’s Joseph Rind (120) was awarded a victory as the Blue Jays were open at that weight.

“Right now we are more concerned with staying healthy and keeping our match numbers where they need to be,” Ohm said. “It is nice to be throwing in our JV kids into dual lineups on a pretty regular basis and still getting the wins we need to take the duals.”

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Area Scoreboard

62nd Annual Borgia Pepsi Thanksgiving Tournament

Blue Division

Pool 1

McCluer North

Normandy

Carnahan

Pool 2

Cardinal Ritter

Pacific

Rockwood Summit

Gold Division

Pool 1

CBC

Soldan

Washington

Pool 2

Borgia

North Tech

Union

Monday, Nov. 24

CBC 77, Washington 52

Tuesday, Nov. 25

Cardinal Ritter vs. Rockwood Summit, PPD

Washington 63, Soldan 62

Borgia 83, Union 50

Wednesday, Nov. 26

Carnahan 71, Normandy 46

Pacific 64, Rockwood Summit 22

North Tech 67, Union 37

Thursday, Nov. 27

McCluer North 95 Carnahan 68

CBC 82, Soldan 55

Borgia 50, North Tech 45

Friday, Nov. 28

McCluer North 93, Normandy 39

Pacific 70, Cardinal Ritter 57

Saturday, Nov. 29

Blue Consolation — Rockwood Summit 47, Normandy 38

Gold Consolation — Soldan 78, Union 59

Gold Third Place — North Tech 63, Washington 57

Blue Third Place — Cardinal Ritter 71, Carnahan 46

Blue Championship — McCluer North 64, Pacific 58 (OT)

Gold Championship — CBC 67, Borgia 66

Boys Basketball

Monday, Dec. 8

Lutheran S 64, St. Clair 48

Borgia 61, Carnahan 51

Tuesday, Dec. 9

Lafayette 44, Washington 35

Friday, Dec. 12

Potosi 72, St. Clair 45

*Washington 69, Ft. Zumwalt North 65

Montgomery Co 62, New Haven 61

*St. Mary’s at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

Bourbon 75, Union 74

Glendale 63, Pacific 46

Saturday, Dec. 13

New Haven 46, Barat 40

Nixa 56, Pacific 46

Tuesday, Dec. 16

*Pacific 70, New Haven 35

*Hermann 67, St. Clair 49

*Ft. Zumwalt South 61, Washington 50

*Union 81, St. James 74

Friday, Dec. 19

*Owensville at St. Clair    4 p.m.

Washington vs. Parkway Central, GAC/Suburban Shootout, St. Charles Family Arena, 5:30 p.m.

*St. James at New Haven    6 p.m.

*Pacific 76, Union 57

Saturday, Dec. 20

Sullivan Shootout

Owensville vs. Rockwood Summit, 11:30 a.m.

Lindbergh 67, St. Clair 46

Jefferson City vs. Jackson, 2:30 p.m.

Washington 56, Lutheran South 54

Poplar Bluff 59, Borgia 49

Sullivan vs. Affton, 7 p.m.

Girls Basketball

Saturday, Dec. 6

Cor Jesu 63, Borgia 60

New Haven 46, Moberly 39

Monday, Dec. 8

Pacific 73, Rolla 40

St. Clair 68, Dixon 37

Washington 54, New Haven 15

Tuesday, Dec. 9

*Borgia 59, Rosati-Kain 38

Union 53, Northwest 44

Thursday, Dec. 11

*Borgia 60, Notre Dame 53

Union 81, Bourbon 53

Friday, Dec. 12

New Haven 45, Principia 30

*Washington 59, Ft. Zumwalt North 32

Saturday, Dec. 13

West Plains 76, Pacific 37

Monday, Dec. 15

*Pacific 46, New Haven 28

*St. Clair 59, Hermann 50

*St. James 64, Union 37

Sullivan Tournament

Cuba 48, Principia 27

Borgia 68, Patriettes 29

Sullivan 56, Pattonville 43

Owensville 78, Farmington 54

Wednesday, Dec. 17

Sullivan Tournament

Farmington 61, Pattonville 39

Sullivan 68, Owensville 64

Principia 55, St. Louis Patriettes 42

Borgia 56, Cuba 38

Thursday, Dec. 18

*St. James 72, New Haven 21

*Union 49, Pacific 48

Friday, Dec. 19

Francis Howell 55, Washington 48

Sullivan Tournament

Seventh Place — Pattonville vs. St. Louis Patriettes, 4 p.m.

Consolation — Farmington vs. Principia, 5:30 p.m.

Third Place — Owensville vs. Cuba, 7 p.m.

Championship — Borgia 62, Sullivan 35

Saturday, Dec. 20

Union at Waynesville    5 p.m.

Wrestling

Monday, Dec. 8

Maplewood 48, Borgia 30

Brentwood 47, Borgia 36

Winfield 48, St. Clair 36

St. Clair 42, St. James 40

Tuesday, Dec. 9

Pacific 55, North County 10

Jackson 63, Washington 12

Farmington 63, Washington 6

Wednesday, Dec. 10

Borgia 36, Lutheran St. Charles 34

Winfield 54, Borgia 30

Thursday, Dec. 11

Union 72, Ft. Zumwalt East 9

Union 52, Principia 30

Union 54, Winfield 27

Saturday, Dec. 13

Union Tournament    9 a.m.

Borgia at McCluer S-Berkeley Tny    9 a.m.

Pacific at Farmington Tny    9 a.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 16

Owensville 61, St. Clair 16

Union 48, Owensville 27

Union 65, St. Clair 18

Friday, Dec. 19

Washington at Raytown S Tny    TBA

Union at Cape Central Tny    TBA

Pacific at Ft. Zumwalt E Tny    TBA

Saturday, Dec. 20

Washington at Raytown S Tny    TBA

Union at Cape Central Tny    TBA

Pacific at Ft. Zumwalt E Tny    TBA

Girls Swimming

Monday, Dec. 8

Washington at Eureka    4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 9

Washington at Nerinx Hall    4 p.m.

LSC/OFC 134, Borgia 101, St. Dominic 83

Monday, Dec. 15

Borgia at Notre Dame (Forest Park)    4 p.m.

Kennedy 88, Washington 84

Wednesday, Dec. 17

Lindbergh 128, Washington 48

*Conference Games

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