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Mewes, Gumke post 4-0 marks

Paxton Mewes and Eathan Gumke were dominant on a busy day on the mat for the Blue Jays on Saturday.

Jamestown went just 1-3 at the 8th Annual Gadberry Duals in Moorhead, but Mewes and Gumke were a combined 8-0.

Mewes was light’s-out at 132 pounds, posting four consecutive pins, two in the first period and the other two in the middle frame.

Gumke won by fall twice, earned a major decision and got a win by forfeit in the Blue Jays’ second match.

Both Mewes, a sophomore, and the senior Gumke, are on track to surpass 100 career wins during the season. Mewes is up to 94 while the top-ranked 195-pounder in Class A Gumke has 90.

Team-wise Saturday, the Blue Jays defeated United Clay Becker (Minn.) 51-17, but fell to Brainerd-Pillager (54-24), Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton (62-10) and Moorhead (60-12).

Jakob Browning (138), Caleb Ellingson (170) and Triston Shipley (182) were each 2-2 on the day.

Brandon Dallmann (103), Kyle Anderson (220) and heavyweight Skylar Ford each earned one win.

It was a busy week for the Blue Jays as they had seven duals in five days. They’re back in action on Thursday, hosting Carrington at 7 p.m.