Posted 2 years ago
By John Axtell
GOLDEN, Colo. – Four Chadron State College wrestlers placed in the top five at the Rocky Mountain Collegiate Open Saturday at Lockridge Arena in Golden, Colo.
Josh McCance went 4-1 at 133 pounds and defeated two of his teammates en route to a third place finish. Making the invite even sweeter for McCance was the fact he defeated Colby Watters of Colorado Mines for third place after Watters defeated him in the second round.
Also earning a third place finish for the Eagles was Tyler Smart, who went 3-1 at 165. Smart, a sophomore from Wheatland, Wyo., started the tourney off strongly by earning a 3-0 decision over Colorado Mesa’s Willy Holdren. Two weeks ago in Chadron during an exhibition match, Holdren defeated Smart.
Also for the Eagles, Dustin Stodola, who is redshirting this season, went 3-2 at 133 and finished in fifth.
Bryce Wiedeman won four matches, including pins in three of his victories, and ended in fifth at 157. Wiedeman, a true freshman is now 16-12 this season and has pinned 12 of his foes.
Alex Helmbrecht, Sports Information Director
125 – Macario Borrego, CMU, pinned Spencer Hunt, CSC, 6:39; Hunt major dec. Gage Scheffler-Good, UNC, 12-4; Drew Greer, UNC, pinned Hunt, 4:37. (Hunt 1-2)
133 – Zach Shank, WSC, pinned Jay Stine, CSC, 3:29; Brandon Gallagher, UNC, dec. Stine, 4-2. (Stine 0-2)
133 – Dustin Stodola, CSC, pinned Robert Earl, CSM, 2:29; Stodola won by injury default over Louis Trujillo, ASU, Zach Shank, WSC, dec. Stodola, 3-0; Josh McCance, CSC, dec. Stodola, 4-3; Stodola pinned Jeremy Inderlied, CCC, 1:54 for fifth place. (Stodola 3-2)
133 – Josh McCance, CSC, dec. Anthony Calderon, FHSU, 11-4; Colby Watters, CSM, dec. McCance, 6-3; McCance, dec. Alex Klopp, CSC, 5-0; McCance, dec. Stodola, 4-3; McCance dec. Watters, 5-3 for third place. (McCance 4-1)
133 – Louis Trujillo, ASU, pinned Alex Klopp, 2:15; Klopp pinned Robert Earl, CSM, 2:47; Josh McCance, CSC, dec. Klopp, 5-0. (Klopp 1-2)
149 – Natrelle Derrison, AF, dec. Zack Denney, 6-3; Nick Swanson, CMU, dec. Denney, 12-5. (Denney 0-2)
157 – John Lewis, CU, major dec. Taylor Pownall, CSC, 12-2; Jared Cass, CMU, dec. Taylor Pownall, 10-3. (Taylor Pownall 0-2)
157 – Bryce Wiedeman, CSC, pinned Bobby Davis, CMU, 3:45; Sean Burroughs, CSM, dec. Wideman, 5-2; Wiedeman pinned Jared Cass, CMU, 3:38; Wiedeman pinned Jacob Deaguero, ASU, :37; Cougar Babin, CU, major dec. Wiedeman, 13-2; Wiedeman dec. Jakob Lund, CU, 7-4 for fifth place. (Wiedeman 4-2)
165 – Tyler Smart, CSC, dec. Willy Holdren, CMU, 3-0; Smart dec. Keith Karnes, CSU, 8-2; Nick Collins, FHSU, dec. Smart, 4-2; Smart dec. Holdren, 4-1; Smart dec. Garrett Adams, WSC, 6-4 for third place. (Smart 3-1)
165 – Jessie Hoffsneider, CMU, pinned Tyler Pownall, 1:40; Erik Ovens, CSM, won by forfeit over Pownall. (Tyler Pownall 0-2)