It’s Short Time Shots, a look at the day’s college wrestling scores and more, I’m your host, Hall of Fame wrestling writer and broadcaster Jason Bryant and I want to let you know, this is the scoreboard show of record.
Speaking of scoreboards, did you know you can find all the D1 dual meet scores and links to their results at collegewrestlingscoreboard.com AND I’ve added another redirect to help you follow all the tournaments from every division at collegewrestlingtournaments.com. NO ONE ELSE DOES THIS.
Top dual of the night, No. 25 Stevens Institute knocked of No. 11 Coast Guard 18-15 in Hoboken, New Jersey. The dual had a couple of matches between ranked individuals. Coast Guard took the 133-pound match as sixth-ranked Chase Randall beat 10th-ranked Luke Hoerle 9-3. At 157, Stevens' Ryan Smith, ranked as high as fourth, topped No. 14 Noah Caskey 9-6 in a matchup between returning All-Americans. Trailing 11-6 halfway through, the Ducks won four in a row from 165-197 to ice the dual.
Elsewhere in Division III, Coe bested Buena Vista 45-9 to open up action in the American Rivers Conference. Will Esmoil, L.J. Richardson and Mathieu Arsenault picked up falls for the Kohawks (with a K) and head coach John Oostendorp – he beat Rulon Gardner back in the day by the way. McDaniel beat Division II Frostburg State 30-14.
No. 12 Ashland edged No. 21 Mercyhurst 20-19 on criteria. Ashland took the victory on the third criteria, most match points 77-76. This is again one of those things that makes me wonder why the heck we don't just do match points. Wade Schalles has been touting a version of it for years. Andy Hamilton and Kyle Klingman went through and came up with a system. If we're changing points in individual matches for whatever reason, why don't we just change dual meet scoring to match the output of the athletes?
Kutztown pulled away from Shippensburg, winning three of the last four weights to come away with a 33-18 win in a battle of PSAC squads. The Golden Bears improved to 2-0 on the season.
Emmanuel beat Emory & Henry 45-3 and San Francisco State won a Bay Area battle, topping NAIA Menlo 43-9.
In the NAIA, second-ranked Life University used a squad mostly of reserves and smashed Brewton-Parker 45-9. 10th-ranked Myles Starke did get the go for Life at 184 pounds. He picked up a technical fall over Charles Henkel.
All seven victories were bonus victories for the Friends University Falcons as the flew past Bethany (Kan.) 39-18. Reigning KCAC Men's Wrestler of the Week Gunnar Henderson pinned Nathaniel Zabala in 2:33, while Thomas Vasquez, Jamie Mitchell and Gustavo Renteria also got their hand raised after they had the win by pin. It was also the first dual win for new men’s head wrestling coach Tyler Mies.
On the women’s side, Grand View beat Baker 32-8. Emmanuel beat Emory & Henry 44-2.
My thoughts are with my man Chris Mecate, a past two-time All-American at that place in Norfolk and current assistant coach at Mt. San Antonio College in SoCal. Mecate's dad passed away in the past few days and I wanted to drop a line with my condolences to a guy I haven't seen in a while. December 6 was a tough one here, it would have been my late father's birthday. Mt. San Antonio and the rest of the California Community Colleges wrap up their season at Cuesta this weekend for the California Community College Athletic Association state championships – which is still on my list of events to check out.
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