Concordia splits GPAC wrestling duals

By on Feb. 10, 2011 in Wrestling

Concordia splits GPAC wrestling duals

The Concordia wrestling team split a pair of GPAC duals on Wednesday night at Hastings.

"After the GPAC championships, these duals only provide a couple of positive things to our team," noted head coach Doug Reese.  "First, it provides and opportunity for our younger guys to get into the line up and compete in a varsity dual.  Second, it provides an opportunity to keep the weight under control with a weigh-in.  Third, it benefits our guys to help their seeding at the regional tournament.  Fourth, we were able to rest some guys who are banged up a bit at this time of the season.  We were able to achieve those goals tonight."

Morningside 37 - Concordia 9

125 - Kory Kistner (MC) won by forfeit
133 - Jake McManigal (MC) won by decision 10-3 vs. Travis Patrick (CU)
141 - Drew Smith (MC) won by fall 4:25 vs. Robbie Resendiz (CU)
149 - Justin Truckenmiller (MC) won by decision 8-4 vs. Alex Stepanek (CU)
157 - Jared Wildeboer (MC) won by fall in 4:34 vs. Zach Schnell (CU)
165 - Ben Knight (MC) won by decision 12-6 vs. Blake Augustyn (CU)
174 - Andrew Anthofer (MC) won by major decision 18-4 vs. Ryan Perez (CU)
184 - Brian Block (MC) won by fall in 0:47 vs. Andrew Lords (CU)
197 - Julian Silva (CU) won by decision vs. Tyler Kacmarynski (MC)
285 - Frank Ayala (CU) won by fall in 2:45 vs. Tyler Thompson (MC)

"We reached a goal in this dual with Silva avenging a one-point loss to Kacmarynski in the semifinals of the GPAC championships,” said Reese.  “We will have the edge in seeding going into the regional next week with this win.  Silva dominated the match with four takedowns.”

“Ayala pinned Thompson, who is ranked #8 in the NAIA,” added Reese.  “That was a big win for Frank, and it sets him up for a nice seeding position next weekend.”

Concordia 35 – Hastings 18

125 – Jake Burke (HC) wins by forfeit
133 – Adam Joseph (CU) wins by major decision 16-2 vs. Jarrod Wiens (HC)
141 – Robbie Resendiz (CU) wins by decision 7-4 vs. Justin Ferguson (HC)
149 – Alex Stepanek (CU) wins by major decision 12-2 vs. Justin Cook (HC)
157 – Brad Cusatis (HC) wins by fall in 4:11 vs. Zach Schnell (CU)
165 – Blake Augustyn (CU) wins by fall in 1:51 vs. Justin Narduzzo (HC)
174 – Jairon Potter (HC) wins by fall in 1:45 vs. Ryan Perez (CU)
184 – Andrew Lords (CU wins by forfeit
197 – Julian Silva (CU) wins by forfeit
285 – Frank Ayala (CU) wins by forfeit

“I was really pleased with our younger guys stepping up tonight,” noted Reese.  “Joseph, Resendiz, Stepanek, and Augustyn all put in strong performances as true freshman.  It is nice to have that kind of depth and quality of effort.  I was most proud of them tonight.”

The Bulldog wrestlers will take the weekend off and resume training on Monday for the NAIA North Regional Championships on February 19 in Orange City, Iowa.