Syracuse pinned by Bennington in first dual of the new year

SYRACUSE, Neb. – No junior varsity, no parents night and four open weight classes made for a quick night of wrestling at Syracuse High School Tuesday night.

In a dual that took a little over half an hour, Bennington used five consecutive pins to close out a 50-30 win over the Rockets. It was the first dual of 2018 for both teams.

Logan MacDonald (160), Benton Cornett (170), James Hunt (182), Ean Rasmussen (195) and Garett Menke (220) all earned pins over their respective opponents. Zach Utech’s 3-0 win over Michael Hensley was the only match to go the distance.

Syracuse Head Coach Jeremy Goebel says going into a dual setting they need to make sure to fight and save extra points.

“Being able to get more mat time is going to help us out. In the end, they just got to keep battling, weathering those storms. As a young underclassman sometimes there’s matches that might not go your way, but we got to just continue to keep battling, keep a positive mind-set going into the practice room, and look for that growth to finish in the end.”

Spencer Bridgmon, Zachary Beers and Max Hughes each secured a win for Syracuse via a pin.

The Rockets will return to the mat on Friday when they compete in a tournament at Central Community College in Columbus.

Weight
Summary
SYRA
BENN
106
Spencer Bridgmon (Syracuse) over Jacob Larsen (Bennington) (Fall 0:27)
6
0
113
Open
0
6
120
Robert Greenwood (Bennington) over Stephen Hensley (Syracuse) (TF 16-1 2:52)
0
5
126
Open
6
0
132
Zachary Beers (Syracuse) over Colby Puck (Bennington) (Fall 1:41)
6
0
138
Max Hughes (Syracuse) over Joe Wells (Bennington) (Fall 0:12)
6
0
145
Open
0
6
152
Zach Utech (Bennington) over Michael Hensley (Syracuse) (Dec 8-4)
0
3
160
Logan MacDonald (Bennington) over Nathan Miles (Syracuse) (Fall 1:38)
0
6
170
Benton Cornett (Bennington) over Bailey Pearson (Syracuse) (Fall 0:53)
0
6
182
James Hunt (Bennington) over Carl (Brian) Bailey Jr. (Syracuse) (Fall 3:06)
0
6
195
Ean Rasmussen (Bennington) over Jeremy Marrero (Syracuse) (Fall 0:44)
0
6
220
Garett Menke (Bennington) over Zachary Burr (Syracuse) (Fall 1:21)
0
6
285
Open
6
0
Team Score:
30
50

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