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Posted: Friday, November 23, 2012 3:30 pm

While Pacific has a young wrestling team, hopes for a successful season are still high for the 2012-13 campaign.

A total of 34 wrestlers are in the Pacific program this season.

“We have a few bumps and bruises and are dealing with some injuries, but we’re excited about things,” said Pacific Head Coach Rob Schimsa. “We’re a young team. None of our big guns are seniors. We also have several freshmen who will step in the varsity lineup.”

Pacific returns a pair of juniors who were state medalists last season as sophomores.

Austin Repp placed third in Class 3 at 145 pounds last season. He jumps all the way up to 170 pounds to start this season.

“Austin looks very good. We might see him go down to 160 pounds later in the season. I think he’ll be in the running for a state title,” Schimsa said. “Austin has gotten a lot bigger. His style of wrestling is best suited for the size he is this year. He looked good wrestling at this weight over the summer.”

Jeff Miller finished fifth in Class 3 at 126 pounds last season. He’ll start the season at 138 pounds, but could eventually move down to 132.

“Jeff also looks very good,” Schimsa said. “He was fifth in the state last year and I expect him to at least equal or hopefully improve on that this year.”

Sophomore Joe Rind was a state qualifier at 106 pounds last season. He’ll start at 120 pounds.

“Joe is a lot bigger. I expect him to have another good season,” Schimsa said. “We’ll see how jumping from 106 to 120 affects him. Hopefully it will be a smooth transition.”

Sophomore Dalton Voyles is another top varsity returner. He’ll compete at 160 pounds.

“Dalton had a good season as a freshman,” Schimsa said. “He has a chance to do very well this year.”

Other wrestlers who had varsity experience last season are seniors Joon Kim (145), Zach Schlemper (145 or 152) and Curtis Paglusch (152).

“Zach will be in the mix once he returns from an injury,” Schimsa said. “Joon and Curtis both have varsity experience.”

Filling the 182-pound spot figures to be senior Andrew Cooper.

“Andrew is an athletic kid with good balance and strength,” Schimsa said. “Once he learns a few more moves, he should be solid.”

Senior Ryan Byron (220 or 285) currently is out with an injury suffered during the football season. The Indians hope to have him back after Christmas. “We have some younger kids who can fill the heavier weight classes,” Schimsa said. “I probably won’t throw them in the fire right away.”

The Indians have a promising group of freshmen who will be in the starting varsity lineup.

Leading the way is Josh Franek, who will compete at 106 pounds.

“Josh is going to be a good one,” Schimsa said. “I expect good things from him this season. He’s a solid kid.”

Other freshmen in the starting lineup are Zane Mathena (113), Matthew Schimsa (126) and Lane Smith (132).

“All four of those freshmen have several years of Little League experience,” Schimsa said. “They all might be young, but they’re pretty solid.”

Schimsa likes the potential of the team.

“I think we’re capable of having a very good season,” Schimsa said. “We could get five or six kids to state and have three or four medalists. We’re looking forward to getting started.”

Pacific opens its season at the Westminster Tournament Nov. 30-Dec. 1. The first home meet is Dec. 4 against North County.


Area Scoreboard

62nd Annual Borgia Pepsi Thanksgiving Tournament

Blue Division

Pool 1

McCluer North



Pool 2

Cardinal Ritter


Rockwood Summit

Gold Division

Pool 1




Pool 2


North Tech


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 at Union    7 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 20

Sullivan Shootout

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

St. Clair vs. Lindbergh, 1 p.m.

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

Washington vs. Lutheran South, 4 p.m.

Borgia vs. Poplar Bluff, 5:30 p.m.

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

Washington at Francis Howell    7 p.m.

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 vs. Sullivan, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 20

Union at Waynesville    5 p.m.


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