A total team effort

Juneau wrestlers sweep two dual meets each from Sitka, Ketchikan

Posted: Sunday, December 15, 2002

Jordan Saceda was feeling down after coming out on the short end of a 7-4 decision in a Friday night wrestling match.

The Juneau-Douglas High School sophomore, in his first season of wrestling, was easily handled by Sitka's Matt Way during the schools' dual meet in the Juneau-Douglas High School gym. In another meet earlier in the evening, Saceda had been pinned by Ketchikan's Dan Cook.

"At first I was disappointed that I was beat," Saceda said. But Saceda had a long talk Friday night with Crimson Bear coach Bob Mahon, who told him "how it would be better to earn (victory) later" after overcoming adversity.

Saceda had that talk in his mind as he stepped onto the mat Saturday evening for a rematch against Way at 130 pounds. In a hard-fought match that see-sawed back and forth until the last second, Saceda pulled out a late two-point reversal and a three-point near fall and came out on top by an 11-9 score.

"I guess this time I took that and did my best," he said after the victory. "It felt good. Coach was right - it feels better than if I had won the whole time."

Saceda lost later Saturday - he was pinned by Kayhi's Cook again - but as a team, the Crimson Bears didn't let down all weekend and compiled a perfect 4-0 record in dual meets over Sitka and Ketchikan.

The Crimson Bears beat the Wolves on Saturday - the meet in which Saceda posted his win - by a score of 47-15, then outdueled the Kings, 43-24.

In Friday night's meets, Juneau beat Ketchikan 42-22 and Sitka 51-17.

Mahon said this weekend was the first time in his nine years coaching the Crimson Bears that Juneau beat Ketchikan in consecutive meets.

"This weekend we were on," he said. "We wrestled well and we learned a lot about ourselves."

Ketchikan had beaten Juneau by a slim margin at last month's Brandon Pilot Invitational, so the Crimson Bears were looking to avenge that loss going into the weekend's meets.

On Saturday, with the meet format starting the cycle of matches at 125 pounds, Juneau jumped out to an early lead over Kayhi. At 145 pounds, Juneau senior co-captain Isaac Cadiente beat rival Matt Haseltine 12-6 - Cadiente's third consecutive win over Haseltine - to give the Crimson Bears a 15-6 team lead.

"A lot of our team turned a corner this week," Cadiente said of his team's effort. "We got a lot of confidence from going up north."

Kayhi pulled to within seven points, 31-24, with two matches left. But quick pins by Juneau's Sungie Musarra at 112 and Dennis Hall at 119 sealed the victory.

Earlier Saturday, Juneau dominated Sitka by winning 10 of the 12 contested matches.

In addition to Saceda's win, Juneau benefited from a dramatic 15-14 decision by sophomore John Kuterbach over Sitka's Jason Koelling at 152 pounds.

Kuterbach found himself down by margins of 10-5 and 12-7 well into the match, but narrowed the gap and evened the match at 14 when Koelling was assessed a one-point penalty for locking hands. A last-second escape gave Kuterbach his margin of victory.

"He just stuck with it," Mahon said. "He didn't make any mistakes."

"I didn't know it was that close," Kuterbach said. "He beat me pretty bad last time, so it feels pretty good."

On Friday, Juneau posted a pair of commanding team wins over their region rivals, starting with Ketchikan.

With the meet format starting the match cycle at 215 pounds, Ketchikan built an early lead. Kayhi's Adam Minshall claimed an 8-1 decision over Juneau's Jake Ritter at 215 in a match that was close until the third period. A pin by the Kings' Jon Hamilton at 275 and a 12-0 major decision by Kayhi's David Mann over Juneau's Gerry Carillo gave Ketchikan a 13-0 lead.

But the Crimson Bears dominated after that. Consecutive pins by Juneau's Cody Wolf at 112 and Logan Harvey at 119 narrowed the gap to one point, and a forfeit win at 125 gave Juneau the lead.

Kayhi's Cook pinned Juneau's Saceda at 130 to temporarily regain the lead for the Kings, but Juneau won six of the remaining seven matches to pull away.

At 140, Juneau's David Liliedahl was very aggressive and pinned Kayhi's Houston Laws in just over one minute. At 145, the match between Juneau's Cadiente and Ketchikan's Hazeltine was tied 3-3 going into the third period. Cadiente picked up the intensity in the final period to win 7-4.

In the late meet Friday, Juneau easily defeated Sitka.

The Crimson Bears traded pins with the Wolves to open the meet, with Juneau's Robert Vicario pinning Jake LaDuke at 215 and Sitka's Mike Loucks returning the favor against Alika Bradley at 275.

After that point, however, Juneau never looked back. Wolf, Musarra and Hall scored major decisions at 103, 112 and 119 pounds, respectively, followed by a pin by Harvey at 125. Sitka's only points the rest of the way were recorded in Way's 7-4 decision over Saceda at 130 pounds and Justin Albee's forfeit win at 171.

In the weekend's other meets, Ketchikan defeated Sitka twice - 46-30 on Friday and 38-37 on Saturday.

Juneau's varsity wrestlers will travel to Medford, Ore., for a meet over the holiday break. The Crimson Bears return to Southeast action with duel meets in Ketchikan on Jan. 3-4.

Andrew Krueger can be reached at akrueger@juneauempire.com.

JUNEAU DUAL MEETS

Friday's dual meets

Ketchikan 46, Sitka 30

103 pounds - David Mann (K) tech. fall Jim Jurczak (S), 17-2; 112 - August Mayo (S) maj. dec. Shane Gilbreath (K), 9-0; 119 - Hank Derenoff (S) pinned Jeremy Minshall (K), 1:54; 125 - Kyle Johnson (S) won by forfeit; 130 - Dan Cook (K) pinned Matt Way (S), 0:48; 135 - Justin Carlson (S) dec. Adam Gregg (K), 3-0; 140 - Houston Laws (K) pinned Dylan Bergmann (S), 2:40; 145 - Brian Brown (K) won by forfeit; 152 - Matt Haseltine (K) tech. fall Jason Koelling (S), 29-12; 160 - Anthony Haskins (S) pinned Sean Maynard (K), 0:54; 171 - Zach Thompson (K) pinned Hank LeClerc (S), 1:35; 189 - Justin Albee (S) pinned Blaine Heaton (K), 1:40; 215 - Adam Minshall (K) pinned Jake LaDuke (S), 1:28; 275 - Jon Hamilton (K) pinned Mike Loucks (S), 5:32.

Juneau 42, Ketchikan 22

103 pounds - David Mann (K) maj. dec. Gerry Carillo (JD), 12-0; 112 - Cody Wolf (JD) pinned Shane Gilbreath (K), 0:51; 119 - Logan Harvey (JD) pinned Jeremy Minshall (K), 2:16; 125 - Dennis Hall (JD) won by forfeit; 130 - Dan Cook (K) pinned Jordan Saceda (JD), 0:42; 135 - Buckley Svinicki (JD) dec. Adam Gregg (K), 5-1; 140 - David Liliedahl (JD) pinned Houston Laws (K), 1:04; 145 - Isaac Cadiente (JD) dec. Matt Haseltine (K), 7-4; 152 - John Kuterbach (JD) pinned Sean Maynard (K), 3:17; 160 - Tony Aguilar (JD) won by forfeit; 171 - Zach Thompson (K) dec. Austen Clair (JD), 14-7; 189 - Robert Vicario (JD) pinned Blaine Heaton (K), 1:06; 215 - Adam Minshall (K) dec. Jake Ritter (JD), 8-1; 275 - Jon Hamilton (K) pinned Alika Bradley (JD), 0:29.

Juneau 51, Sitka 17

103 pounds - Cody Wolf (JD) maj. dec. Jim Jurczak (S), 11-0; 112 - Sungie Musarra (JD) maj. dec. August Mayo (S), 9-0; 119 - Dennis Hall (JD) maj. dec. Hank Derenoff (S), 10-1; 125 - Logan Harvey (JD) pinned Kyle Colliver-Johnson (S), 3:08; 130 - Matt Way (S) dec. Jordan Saceda (JD), 7-4; 135 - Justin Carlson (S) dec. Buckley Svinicki (JD), 4-2; 140 - David Liliedahl (JD) pinned Dylan Bergmann (S), 1:15; 145 - Matt Majoras (JD) won by forfeit; 152 - Isaac Cadiente (JD) pinned Jason Koelling (S), 1:26; 160 - Austen Clair (JD) dec. Anthony Haskins (S), 3-2; 171 - Justin Albee (S) won by forfeit; 189 - Jake Ritter (JD) pinned Hank LeClerc (S), 2:30; 215 - Robert Vicario (JD) pinned Jake LaDuke, 1:36; 275 - Mike Loucks (S) pinned Alika Bradley (JD), 0:14.

Selected exhibition matches

130 - Ian Brown (K) pinned Shaan Katzeek (JD), time not available; 135 - Aaron Katzeek (JD) dec. Bobby Johnson (K), 8-5; 145 - Brian Brown (K) pinned Matt Majoras (JD), 1:29; 189 - Tim Katasse (JD) pinned Blaine Heaton (K), 2:00; 275 - Sven Westergard (K) dec. Tyler Holmlund (S), 6-1.

Saturday's dual meets

Juneau 47, Sitka 15

103 pounds - Gerry Carillo (JD) dec. Jim Jurczak (S), 2-1; 112 - Sungie Musarra (JD) maj. dec. August Mayo (S), 15-3; 119 - Logan Harvey (JD) pinned Kyle Colliver-Johnson (S), 3:16; 125 - Dennis Hall (JD) maj. dec. Hank Derenoff (S), 13-4; 130 - Jordan Saceda (J) dec. Matt Way (S) 11-9; 135 - Justin Carlson (S) dec. Buckley Svinicki (JD), 5-2; 140 - David Liliedahl (JD) dec. Dylan Bergmann (S), 7-0; 145 - Isaac Cadiente (JD) dec. Dalton Bergmann, 4-1; 152 - John Kuterbach (JD) dec. Jason Koelling (S), 15-14; 160 - Anthony Haskins (S) won by forfeit; 171 - Austen Clair (JD) pinned Justin Albee (S), 3:41; 189 - Jake Ritter (JD) pinned Jake LaDuke (S), 1:55; 215 - Robert Vicario (JD) won by forfeit; 275 - Mike Loucks (S) pinned Alika Bradley (JD), 0:48.

Ketchikan 38, Sitka 37

103 pounds - David Mann (K) maj. dec. Jim Jurczak (S), 12-2; 112 - August Mayo (S) pinned Shane Gilbreath (K), 1:00; 119 - Hank Derenoff (S) pinned Jeremy Minshall (K), 1:59; 125 - Kyle Colliver-Johnson (S) won by forfeit; 130 - Dan Cook (K) pinned Matt Way (S), second period (no time available); 135 - Justin Carlson (S) dec. Adam Gregg (K), 5-2; 140 - Houston Laws (K) maj. dec. Dylan Bergmann (S), 11-3; 145 - Matt Haseltine (K) pinned Dalton Bergmann (S), 3:37; 152 - Jason Koelling (S) pinned Sean Maynard (K), third period (no time available); 160 - Anthony Haskins won by forfeit; 171 - Zach Thompson (K) pinned Justin Albee (S), second period (no time available); 189 - Jake LaDuke (S) maj. dec. Blaine Heaton (K), 11-0; 215 - Adam Minshall (K) won by forfeit; 275 - Jon Hamilton (K) pinned Mike Loucks (S), 1:59.

Juneau 43, Ketchikan 24

103 pounds - David Mann (K) dec. Cody Wolf (JD), 8-1; 112 - Sungie Musarra (JD) pinned Shane Gilbreath (K), 0:35; 119 - Dennis Hall (JD) pinned Jeremy Minshall (K), 0:31; 125 - Logan Harvey (JD) won by forfeit; 130 - Dan Cook (K) pinned Jordan Saceda (JD), 2:55; 135 - Buckley Svinicki (JD) dec. Adam Gregg (K), 6-3; 140 - David Liliedahl (JD) dec. Houston Laws (K), 4-2; 145 - Isaac Cadiente (JD) dec. Matt Haseltine (K), 12-6; 152 - John Kuterbach (JD) maj. dec. Sean Maynard (K), 12-0; 160 - Tony Aguilar (JD) won by forfeit; 171 - Zach Thompson (K) dec. Austen Clair (JD), 8-2; 189 - Robert Vicario (JD) pinned Blaine Heaton (K), 2:22; 215 - Adam Minshall (K) pinned Jake Ritter (JD), 4:37; 275 - Sven Westergard (K) won by forfeit.



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