Pioneer Wrestlers Best Crusaders By Six

WATERTOWN, Wis. – A week after defeating the Crusaders on February 9, Northland International got the best of the Crusaders, winning 30-24 on Thursday night.

Sophomore wrestler Ricky Warren (Ohlman, Ill.) picked up his third win of the season, pinning John Maholic.

In his match against Sam Rockstroh, sophomore wrestler Phil Hadley was pinned, but picked up an exhibition win later, pinning Tyler Latini.

Sophomore Josiah Brendemuehl (Mishicot, Wis.) won a forfeit decision at 174 and later pinned Ivan Stewart in an exhibition match.

In the heavyweight bout, sophomores Eric Awbrey (Kansas City, Mo.) and Jesse Gjefle (Ontario, Wis.) were pinned both by Charles Haines.

The Crusaders travel to Lakeland College on Saturday at 9:00 a.m. for the NWA Tournament.