It’s Friday, and I’ll be heading back to my native lands this weekend after the Husky Hockey squad finishes up with Duluth. This is NOT a hockey podcast, it’s Short Time Shots, a look back at the day’s scores around college wrestling. Here’s what went down on Thursday.
Second-ranked NC State dominated Army West Point 34-6. Jakob Camacho had a takedown and nearfall points late to break open a close bout to earn a 9-1 major decision over Army’s Ethan Berginc at 125 pounds. Ed Scott beat Nathan Lukez 14-8 at 157 and Dylan Fishback majored Ben Pasiuk 15-7 at 184 pounds.
Minnesota rolled Bucknell in Lewisburg 37-3. Minnesota true freshman Tyler Wells continued to be the second most famous wrestler from Princeton, Minnesota behind Bob Backlund, but his college legend begins as he topped Kurt Phipps at 133 pounds. The Gophers picked up five bonus victories including falls by 125-pound All-American Patrick McKee and heavyweight Bennett Tabor. Tabor pinned Bucknell’s Dorian Crosby in sudden victory.
Former EWL rivals met up in Pennsylvania as West Virginia bested Clarion 32-7. Bonus victories were registered by Jordan Titus at 141 pounds, Ty Watters at 149, Peyton Hall at 165, Dennis Robin at 184 and Michael Wolfgram at heavyweight. The Mountaineers came in ranked 24th this week. They improved to 4-0.
In Division II, top-ranked Lander won eight of 10 to defeat UNC Pembroke 31-9. Lander opened up with second-ranked James Joplin edging 11th-ranked Logan Seliga 6-4 at 125 pounds. Lander’s Kaden Kuenzi picked off No. 11 Logan Robinson 8-7 at 133 pounds. The nationally ranked trio of David Hunsberger, Anthony Yacovetti and Juan Edmond-Holmes all picked up bonus victories on the night.
Down in Missouri, Third-ranked St. Cloud State picked up a pair of wins, beating Central Missouri 37-11 and host Drury 46-5. The Mules did pick up a ranked win at 133 pounds where eighth-ranked Tommy Frezza majored ninth-ranked Caleb Meekins 11-1. St. Cloud State got one back at 165 pounds where fourth-ranked Anthony Herrera pinned eight-ranked John Ridle in the first period. Central Missouri beat Drury 47-4.
Minnesota State Moorhead beat NAIA Jamestown 38-10.
In Division III, 15th-ranked Coe beat Central 32-13 with All-American Will Esmoil and L.J. Richardson picking up bonus victories for the Kohawks, yes, with a K. Loras pounded the Beavers of Buena Vista 43-3. Augustana (Ill.) singed the Firebirds of Carthage 22-21 in the CCIW, while Augustana’s women beat Carthage 29-20. Pacific beat Linfield 34-24 on the men’s side, while Linfield’s women prevailed 20-18.
In the NAIA, Dakota Wesleyan beat Northwestern (Iowa) 26-21, Ottawa (Kan.) beat York (Neb.) 43-7. The Ottawa women also beat York 40-10. Cornerstone topped NJCAA Henry Ford, the college, not the man, 48-3. Providence (Mont.) beat North Idaho of the NJCAA 39-3. Northeastern Oklahoma A&M beat Carl Albert State 33-8 in junior college action.
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