In a meet which was not decided until the overtime of the last bout, the grapplers edged out Columbia, 15 to 11, Saturday afternoon, for their fourth consecutive victory, and their first league win.
The Lions, playing for points rather than falls, held their stronger opponents down to decisions in four bouts. Jim Redmon, Dick Thomas, and Tom Lacey won three pints apiece by substantial margins, while Ted Schoenberg overpowered the Columbia captain 22 to 8.
The invaders won the only fall of the afternoon against Lee Ackerman, who was pinned in 7:45 with a reverse body lock. Harry Blaine and Bill Tyng, the two newcomers on the team, were forced to yield decisions to the visitors.
Thus, at the end of the 175-pound scrap, the Crimson had a meagre 12 to 11 lead, and it was up to heavy weight Tom Rogstad to swing the meet one way or the other. Rogstad was probably the stronger wrestler of the two, but Stenberg of Columbia played for the edge of the mat, and gave Tom no chance to show his superiority.
The referee's score was 7 all at the end of the third period of the bout, but Rogstad garnered two extra points in the overtime.
Vern Miller, scheduled to fight in the heavyweight class, was kept out of action by a strained ankle muscle, incurred shortly before the meet. The injury is not serious, however, and it is hoped that Vern will be able to compete against Penn next Saturday.