Chisato-Radvik earns first varsity pin
Maple Grove dropped a 38-28 decision at Andover in conference wrestling Jan. 25.
The Crimson took an early lead when Tyler Shilson (106) pinned his opponent to start the match. Captain Brad Osatiuk (113) won by major decision and Logan Dick (120) wrestled three periods to earn a 2-0 decision, bringing the Crimson’s lead to 13 – 0 over the Huskies.
In the fourth match of the night, John Herbes (126) was taken down early in the first period and he worked through the second trying to even the score. The third period started with Herbes on top blocking multiple escape attempts. With only 18 seconds remaining in the match, his opponent broke loose and Herbes was now down 0 – 3. Herbes quickly shot in for a single and lifted the leg high as pushed his challenger backwards. Executing a quick trip, Herbes put his opponent to his back and held him for 2 near-fall points in the final seconds of the match. Herbes’ 4 – 3 decision, extended the Crimson lead to 16 – 0.
The Huskies quieted the Crimson fans, with decisions at 132, 138, 145 and 152. The score was 16-12 Crimson, when Jason Chisato-Radvik (160) took the mat. A quick take down for Chisato-Radvik was answered with a reversal and near-fall points, 2-4 Huskies. The energized Andover fans anticipated another victory, but Chisato-Radvik reversed and earned his first varsity pin at 1:34. The sophomore added to the Crimson lead now 22-12, but it didn’t last long. With a technical fall at 170 and a forfeit at 182, the Crimson trailed the Huskies 22 -26.
Crimson freshman Taylor Tison (182) wrestled the Andover 195 pounder. He earned a take down early in his match, but his challenger responded to tie the score at the close of the first period. Tison wasted no time in the second period, exploding from referee position he earned two reversal points and quickly pinned his opponent at 2:18. The Crimson led the Huskies 28 -26.
Maple Grove did not send out a wrestler at 220. The Huskies regained the lead at 28 -32 and they held on to it through the final match, defeating the Crimson heavyweight. Maple Grove was defeated by Andover 28 – 38.
“Despite the loss we wrestled well tonight,” Crimson coach Troy Seubert said. “Jack Herbes went up a weight class and wrestled a great match for the win. We were a couple points or in some cases a couple of seconds away from winning a few others matches. Everybody wrestled at or near their capabilities tonight – which is what we are looking for. We actually scored more team points than we gave up in the matches that were wrestled. Unfortunately the forfeits hurt and I think they cost us tonight. I’m looking forward to getting a few starters back soon. I expect we’ll be a more complete team for the stretch run.”
The Crimson host Rockford Thursday, Jan. 31, and will wrestle in the Armstrong Team Tournament Saturday, Feb. 2.