Posted 2 years ago

By Corey Sorenson

Jacob Anderson

Jacob Anderson

GREELEY, Colo. – The Chadron State College wrestling team nearly started its season with an upset victory over Division I Northern Colorado but the Bears won the final three matches en route to their 18-17 dual victory Thursday in Greeley, Colo.

Despite the tough setback, second-year head coach Brett Hunter was impressed with his team’s performance.

“I’m happy with how hard we competed,” he said. “We really controlled the pace and I’m proud of them.”

While UNC won the final three matches, the Eagles took charge early. Senior Dustin Stodola earned a 13-4 major decision over Sonny Espinoza at 133 pounds and two freshmen followed suit with wins of their own. Jay Stine earned a 4-3 decision over Sam Bauer at 141 and Jacob Anderson decisioned Beau Roberts 13-7 at 149.

It was the first collegiate victories for both Stine and Anderson.

Not to be outdone, Caleb Copeland, another freshman, cruised to a 16-7 major decision at 165 over Don Maes to also earn his first college win.

Rounding out the victors for CSC was Dylan Fors, who claimed a 3-2 decision over Dylan Rutledge at 174.

Chadron State will be back in action Saturday at the Northwest Wyoming Open in Powell.

Wt.         Winning Wrestler                Type       Losing Wrestling                  Score      Tm Score
125         Trey Andrews (NC)               dec.         Taylor Summers (CS)           6-0          3-0
133         Dustin Stodola (CS)             major     Sonny Espinoza (NC)           13-4        3-4
141         Jay Stine (CS)                        dec.         Sam Bauer (NC)                    4-3          3-7
149         Jacob Anderson (CS)           dec.         Beau Roberts (NC)               13-7        3-10
157         Mitchell Polkowske (NC)    fall          C.J. Clark (CS)                        2:28        9-10
165         Caleb Copeland (CS)           major     Don Maes (NC)                     16-7        9-14
174         Dylan Fors (CS)                    dec.         Dylan Rutledge (NC)            3-2          9-17
184         Nick Bayer (NC)                    dec.         Jordan DeBus (CS)               4-1          12-17
197         Brian Macchione (NC)        dec.         Devan Fors (CS)                    5-1          15-17
285         Henry Chirino (NC)              dec.         Michael Hill (CS)                 9-2          18-17