It’s Short Time Shots, a quick look at the day’s wrestling scores and more. I am on the struggle bus realizing that my dad jokes and bad jokes might only be funny to … one of you. Anyway, I’m Jason Bryant and here’s what you are catching up on for November 16.
A wild crowd saw Division II Montevallo pick up the first home win in program history, a 27-16 triumph over NAIA Midway. Do yourself a favor, go to MontevalloW on Twitter and check out how boisterous the home crowd is. And remember folks, this is a first-year Division II program in ALABAMA. Montevallo is the first Division II program in Alabama since Jacksonville State, yes, it’s in Alabama, dropped the sport as a Division II school in 1981. The only other option would be Troy, then known as Troy State, which fielded a program in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Mount Olive upended King 23-17 but we saw something we typically don’t see in college wrestling and that’s someone bump UP to get the ranked matchup rather than bump away. With Mount Olive holding a 14-9 lead after 165, King bumped up seventh-ranked Trent Mahoney to take on Mount Olive’s seventh-ranked 174-pounder Calan Straub. Tied 5-5 after 1, Mahoney went up 8-5 in the second, but in the third, Straub earned the fall 43 seconds into the period in what turned out to be a crucial win for the Trojans. Heavyweight Jayln McClammy iced the dual with an 8-3 win at heavyweight for Mount Olive. Props for the move, it made for an exciting dual.
14th-ranked Pitt-Johnstown shutout East Stroudsburg 47-0 in PSAC competition. Ranked wins registered for the Mountain Cats by seventh-ranked Trevon Gray at 125 pounds, Jacob Ealy at 149 pounds, Dakoda Rogers at 197 and Isaiah Vance at 285 pounds. This also makes me feel quite old, because I covered Trevon Gray’s father Teante in high school. He actually wrestled the best man in my wedding multiple times. Coach Pat Pecora picked up career coaching win nine billion.
Belmont Abbey shutout undermanned Bluefield State 56-0. Too many forfeits here.
The Green Mountain Championship went the way of Vermont State University-Castleton, which beat Norwich 50-6. No, this is NOT a new school. The school formerly known as Castleon University merged with Vermont Technical College and Northern Vermont University to create Vermont State University. So with the unification, the name we are supposed to refer to the old Castleton Spartans is now Vermont State University-Castleton. Not Vermont State-Castleton. Vermont State University-Castleton. Also, in case you were wondering, Vermont is the Green Mountain State.
Wayne Campbell celebrates as Aurora, which you should know is in Illinios, beat Milwaukee School of Engineering, also known as MSOE, 32-20. Angel Jaimes’ fall at 197 pounds sealed it for the host Spartans. No word if they have that Spartan Spirit as I cram TWO SNL references into one scoreline.
Another traveling trophy was on the line as UW-Eau Claire spanked UW-Oshkosh … b’gosh … 49-6 to retain the Chancellor’s Cup.
Southern Virginia over Patrick & Henry 48-7. Those three old grouches in Buena Vista left happy.
In the Keystone State, Delaware Valley beat York, the one in Pennsylvania 32-7. Top win for the Aggies was at 157 pounds where Nick DeLorezno knocked off 14th-ranked Jared Blair of York 6-3. The women’s teams also squared off, with Delaware Valley winning there as well 36-8.
In an all-Arkansas battle, Vinny Barber’s University of the Ozarks Eagles topped Division II Ouachita Baptist 25-17 on the road in Arkadelphia on Wednesday. Props here goes to the squads for wrestling five extra bouts as well.
In the NAIA, Grand View extended its win streak against NAIA competition to 157 in a row with a pair of shutout wins against Avila and Central Methodist in a tri-meet hosted at CMU. The Vikings beat Avila 56-0 and Central Methodist 50-0. The last time Grand View lost to an NAIA opponent came on January 16, 2011 against Lindenwood, which was then an NAIA squad.
St. Ambrose handing out yet another heartbreaker as the Bees won for the second night in a row, this time topping William Penn 20-18. The night prior, they edged Graceland by a point. This time, it was three straight wins from 184-197 that lifted the Bees to the victory, with a key fall coming by Jayden Terronez at 174.
Oklahoma Wesleyan picked up its first win of the season, topping Bethany, the one in Kansas, 41-12 in KCAC action. Rochester, (Mich.) beat Lourdes 24-18. Missouri Valley beat Benedictine (Kan.) 45-6.
NJCAA Cowley beat Division II Newman 33-17 in Kansas. Also in Junior College action, Carl Albert State and Labette both beat Barton.
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