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Hey folks, it's been a while. I've had a trip to Virginia, an appearance on a radio station that once fired me after five hours and of course, SNOW! But it's a Tuesday night, the Bartz Brothers here in New Brighton have unveiled a new snow sculpture and I'm back to give you a rundown of the scores and more from January 16, 2018. This is Short Time Shots and I'm your host, Hall of Fame wrestling writer, broadcaster and announcer, Jason Bryant.
Stellar Top 10 dual in Division III as unbeaten and fifth-ranked Loras — the DUHAWKS! — beat ninth-ranked Central College 25-12. Loras won six of the 10 bouts, but bonus points were the word of the day as four of the six wins picked up some extra sumpin' sumpin' — even with an injury default at 133 where Michael Triplett was up 10-1 on All-American Cam Timok before Timok was forced to injury default. No, that's not quite a nod to Lagunitas — or is it Lagu-nit-as — asking for a friend, right Richard Immel?
North Central topped Wheaton 33-9 in a matchup of Top 25 teams. Wins were few and far between for the Thunder, who came in No. 25 in the most recent Division III rankings.
Mount Union improved to 9-1 and picked up a second OAC win with a 39-9 win over Muskingum in Alliance, Ohio on Tuesday. Michael McIntire registered the quickest fall of the night for the Purple Raiders at 1:18 at 157 pounds.
Greensboro comes off the Virginia Duals and picks up a 28-24 win over Southern Virginia.
Time for your semi-irregular Student Princes update. Yes, the Student Princes of Heidelberg evened its record at 6-6 with a 23-12 win over Otterbein, that action taking place in the OAC.
In Division II, Pitt-Johnstown got a technical fall from heavyweight D.J. Sims lifted the Mountain Cats past Seton Hill 21-17. UPJ also picked up a crucial win at 165 pounds as Devin Austin earned a 5-4 win over Zach Voytek. Cody Law's fall at 157 wasn't totally unexpected, but the bonus points were needed down the stretch.
Mixing up some divisions, which is what we're about to do, we saw Drury University of Missouri pick up its first dual meet win of the season. The Panthers topped Arkansas' University of the Ozarks, a Division III school headed up by former Junior world teamer LeRoy Gardner. We had him on The Ice Hour last year — he's got a story about Uzbekistan, but doesn't everybody? Extra credit: coach James Reynolds wrestled at Adams State.
Speaking of Panthers! Up in Michigan, bumping away from Kyle Nixon was a bad idea! What happened up in the mitten, well Davenport University won three of the last four matches to move past Division III Alma College 24-21. In case you're wondering where the heck Davenport is — it's in the home of Bloodround — Grand Rapids, Michigan and they're reclassifying from the NAIA to Division II. And yes, they are the Panthers, too.
By the way, the aforementioned Mr. Nixon DOES have a podcast. Gold star when you find it.
In the NAIA, Grand View won again — and this just in, snow ? is cold. The Vikings won for the 62nd time in a row and the 91st time in the last 92 duals.
Lyon and Hannibal-LaGrange were canceled due to inclement weather — the real reason according to Julia Salata is because Southerners are soft. No tickets if you keep that up, pal!
Barton Community College swept three duals at the Barton Duals. The Cougars — GO COUGARS — beat Colby 55-0, Cowley 42-6 and Northwest Kansas Tech 28-13. No report on the other scores, since most junior colleges don't really update their athletic websites the night of a road dual in the middle of Kansas. Just how it is.
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