Osseo wrestlers come up short twice

The Osseo wrestling team lost a pair of conference meets entering the holidays, falling at Mounds View 31-27 on Dec. 18 and in front of the home alumni crowd to Blaine 43-24 on Dec. 20.

Ryan Swenson of the Orioles competes in a recent 145-pound match.

Ryan Swenson of the Orioles competes in a recent 145-pound match.

Four Orioles won twice last week as eighth grader Mitchell Lewison pinned both opponents at 106, while improving his season record to 10-5 with six falls. Sophomore standout Carson Brolsma recorded a fall and a major decision at 138 to advance his record to 11-3 with six falls. Senior tri-captain Tony Gamache scored a fall and a technical fall at 152 to improve to 10-4 with a team leading nine falls.

Also winning twice was Ryan Swenson, as the junior earned two decisions at 145 while moving into the winning category at 8-7. Other top records include freshman Maverick Marasch at 9-6 and junior Andrew Lanners, 8-5. Also among the team’s pin leaders are senior tri-captains AJ Dehn and Michael Lillis with six and five falls, respectively. Sophomore Matthew Lillis was called up to the varsity 160 slot against Mounds View and scored his first varsity win in a dual meet. The Orioles dropped to 3-4 in dual meets.

Maverick Marash (138) is one of the Osseo wrestlers who are enjoying strong seasons.Maverick Marash (138) is one of the Osseo wrestlers who are enjoying strong seasons.

Maverick Marash (138) is one of the Osseo wrestlers who are enjoying strong seasons.Maverick Marash (138) is one of the Osseo wrestlers who are enjoying strong seasons.

The team returns from break with visits to Coon Rapids Thursday, Jan. 3, at 7:30 p.m. and the Brooklyn Center tournament Saturday, Jan. 5, at 9 a.m.

Osseo 27, Mounds View 31 — Osseo varsity match winners: 106 Mitchell Lewison by fall (0:41). 138 Carson Brolsma by fall (1:28). 145 Ryan Swenson by decision (3-1). 152 Tony Gamache by fall (0:42). 160 Matthew Lillis by decision (3-1). 220 Michael Lillis by decision (3-1).

Osseo 24, Blaine 43 — Osseo varsity match winners: 106 Lewison by fall (4:25). 132 Maverick Marasch by decision (5-2). 138 Brolsma by major decision (12-4). 145 Swenson by decision (3-2). 152 Gamache by tech-fall (2:00/17-0). 160 Andrew Lanners by decision (4-3). 220 Michael Lillis by decision (3-1).

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