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Third-Ranked Argos defeat No. 5 MSU-Northern in Dual Meet

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University of Great Falls heavyweight wrestler Dylan Lemery remembers being pinned as a freshman to lose a dual match with archrival MSU-Northern.

The junior from Spokane was determined not to let it happen again.

Lemery outlasted Northern's Jorrell Jones 10-3 in the final match of the night as the Argonauts held on to defeat the Lights 26-21 here at the Armory Gymnasium.

“I prepared myself all week,” Lemery said. “I told myself, ‘Make sure it comes down to you.' It all kind of worked out when I stepped out on the mat. I knew I was going to win.”

The win for No. 3 UGF snapped a six-match losing streak to the No. 5 Lights.

Lemery's victory in the final match of the evening cemented the victory in a dual that appeared to be a blowout for the Argos early, only to see MSU-N battle back.

“That has to be refreshing for Dylan,” said UGF coach Caleb Schaeffer, a former national champion for the Lights. “The unfortunate part about being a heavyweight is you either win the dual, or you lose the dual. There's never any in-between. It's a lot of pressure on him, and he came through with flying colors.”

The Argos won the first five matches, but top-ranked Ethan Hinebauch stopped the Argo string at 165.

Hinebauch's victory was the first of four straight for the Lights before Lemery's victory.

“It is a good win, but it's not where we need to be,” Schaeffer said. “It's still unacceptable how we wrestled toward the end, and we're going to have to get a lot of things cleaned up.”

At 125 pounds Luke Schlosser used a takedown and two escapes, plus a riding time advantage to top MSU-N's Riley Miller 5-2.

UGF's Jared Berlinger built up a 6-1 lead through the first period before sticking MSU-N's Justin Rodgers in 4:48.

Michael Ruiz needed just 24 seconds to pin Northern's Rainier Montes at 141 as UGF built a 15-0 lead.

UGF's Ryan Martin made it three straight falls as he pinned the Lights' Drew Randall in 49 seconds at 149.

Malta native Chad Cebulski followed with a 15-7 victory over Tommy Cooper at 157 as the UGF lead swelled to 25-0.

Hinebauch gave the Lights their first victory as he pinned Billy Goforth in 3:37 at 165.

The Lights' No. 2-ranked Jared Miller followed with a 9-4 victory over No. 5 Shawn Lau.

MSU-N's Willie Miller followed with a pin of UGF's Brock Picard as the Lights cut the deficit to 25-15.

MSU-N's Garrett DeMers followed with a pin of UGF's Andreas Geranios in 1:21 as the Lights cut the deficit to 25-21.

That was the closest Northern got as Lemery topped Jones 10-3 to finish the victory.

The Argos return to action Saturday with a dual meet against Northwest Wyoming College. That match begins at 2 p.m. at Great Falls Central Catholic High School.

UGF 26, MSUN, 21

  • 125 – Luke Schlosser (UGF) dec. Riley Miller 5-2.
  • 133 - Jared Berlinger (UGF) pinned Justin Rodgers, 4:48.
  • 141 – Michael Ruiz (UGF) pinned Rainier Montes, 0:24.
  • 149 – Ryan Martin (UGF) pinned Drew Randall, 0:49.
  • 157 – Chad Cebulski (UGF) dec. Tommy Cooper 15-7.
  • 165 – Ethan Hinebach (MSUN) pinned Billy Goforth, 3:37.
  • 174 – Jared Miller (MSUN) dec. Shawn Lau 9-4.
  • 184 – Willie Miller (MSUN) pinned Brock Picard 1:15.
  • 197 – Garrett DeMers (MSUN) pinned Andreas Geranios 1:21.
  • 285 – Dylan Lemery (UGF) dec. Jorrell Jones 10-3.
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