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College wrestling: Rochester blanks West; Goodwin beaten


ROCHESTER — Rochester Community and Technical College blanked Minnesota West 51-0 Thursday in a wrestling dual, which included a loss by the Bluejays’ highly regarded Ben Goodwin.

The Yellow Jackets started off with a 2-1 decision by Josh Farr over West’s Kareed Williams at 125 pounds. After forfeits at 133 and 141, Rochester’s Austin Koski decisioned the Bluejays’ Michael Tanner 9-6. At 157, Zach Pickering pinned Jared Nickman.

The 165-pound weight class was forfeited to Rochester. At 174, Garrett Miller decisioned Goodwin by a 5-2 margin. After another forfeit at 184, Rochester finished off the Jays with a pin by 197-pounder Juan Gomez over Zelius Morrow and a pin by Mike Dyer over Josh Valandra.

Goodwin is ranked No. 1 in the national NJCAA rankings at 174 pounds.