MARCUS - Many activites were on the schedule for "Pack The Pit" night at Marcus on Thursday Dec. 20. Before any wrestling matches started, MMC alumni wrestlers in attendance were introduced, with the years they participated mentioned. The years of participation ranged from last
year's team members back into the early 1970's.
The future MMC wrestlers were then introduced, including those in the MMC Youth Wrestling room from pre-kindergarten through 8th graders. The future and past wrestlers more than covered the wrestling mat. As they faced the crowd, the National Anthem was sung by Alissa Brady and Emily Bush.
Following the second round of wrestling, a special presentation of MMC Booster T-shirts was made to Jim and Steve Smith, as a "Thank You" to them for all the years of tremendous support they have provided for all MMC activities. Making the presentation were cheerleaders Emily Peck and Alissa Brady.
Doug Manly of the Akron area refereed the matches on the 20th. Manly has refereed many, many meets at MMC over the last several years, and is retiring at the end of the 07-08 wrestling season.Special mention of this was made during the evening.
Before the final match of the evening the MMC Drill Team performed a routine.The music, sparkling tops,pom poms, and dance moves added a fun touch to the night. Many t-shirts, hats, coozies,sandwiches, and other donations from the community were distributed throughout the evening.Some of these items were tossed into the crowd, and some were
presented to holders of a drawn ticket number.Julie Letsche was the proud winner of a Minnesota West wrestling T-shirt donated by alum Tory Johnson, who is currently on the
wrestling team there. Three pizza parties were awarded to winners by class,based on their percentage of attendance. Those winning were: Mrs. Letsche's 4th grade,Mrs. Parrott's 5th grade,and the 8th graders from the Middle
School.116 elementary students registered their attendance that evening.
The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn Boosters sends a big "Thank You" to all who were involved in making the "Pack The Pit"
night a success. Thanks to everyone who donated items, and all of those who came out to support our team!
MMC results follow -
West Sioux 45 MMC 33
103-Corey Jervick(WS)won by forfeit
112-Damian Swanson(WS)won by forfeit
119-Andrew Waterman(WS)won by forfeit
125-Jake Vanderham (WS)pinned Jeff Tentinger(MMC)in :14
130-Jacob Lehnhoff (MMC)pinned Alberto Armentha(WS)in :37
135-Russ Godbersen(MMC)pinned Cody Bivens(WS)in :20
140-Ben Mayer(MMC)won by forfeit
145-Blaine Dammann(MMC)pinned Colton Kaskie(WS)in :25
152-Taylor Witzel(MMC)pinned Jesus Topete(WS)in :11
160-Jerad Letsche(MMC)won over Matt Osterkamp(WS) 8 - 4
171-Victor Duarte(WS)won by forfeit
189-Kris Porter(WS)won over Jordan Petersen(MMC)20-4
215-Austin Sasse(WS)pinned Luke Dreckman (MMC)in 3:19
285-Jared Vlotho(WS)won over Dan Holmes (MMC),14-2
MMC 55 West Monona 12
103-Brandon Chesnut(WM)won by forfeit
112-both teams were open.
119-both teams were open.
125-Jeff Tentinger(MMC)pinned Austin Lamb(WM)in 5:36
130-Jacob Lehnhoff(MMC)won by forfeit
135-Russ Godbersen(MMC)won by forfeit
140-Ben Mayer(MMC)won over Phil Zima(WM),10-0
145-Blaine Dammann(MMC)won by forfeit
152-Taylor Witzel(MMC)won over Leo Zima(WM),11 - 7
160-Jerad Letsche(MMC)pinned Alex Maule(WM)in 5:29
171-Shawn Lamb(WM)won by forfeit
189-Jordan Petersen(MMC)pinned Scott Fox(WM)in 1:48
215-Luke Dreckman(MMC)pinned Andrew Huffman(WM)in 2:52
285-Dan Holmes(MMC)pinned Jacob LeClair(WM)in :45
Coach Steve Phillips commented after the meet: "Plain and simple: We finished really strong.It's been a great first half of the season, and we look forward to the second part. On our last dual with West Monona, we really showed what we're all about."