FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 4, 2013
RESULTS | CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – The ninth-ranked Indiana Tech wrestling team improved to 13-3 in duals on the season, going 2-0 at the Campbellsville Best Western Duals hosted by Campbellsville University at the Powell Athletic Center. Tech defeated Darton College 42-6 in their first dual and then downed 12th-ranked University of the Cumberlands, 24-23.
The Orange and Black won eight of the 10 weight classes in the first dual with Darton, including four by fall and one via a pin. At 125-pounds, No. 8 Kris McKinley defeated Quintini Noel by major decision, 11-3, garnering four points for Tech. A 3-2 loss by eight-ranked Mitch Pawlak gave Darton three points, 4-3. No. 7 Travis Barroquillo won at 141-pounds via fall at 1:24 to stretch the lead to 10-3. Another close loss, 5-3, at 149 cut the lead to 10-6 but it was all Warriors the rest of the way. Chase Hack won via a 3-2 decision at 157, and Kafuba Donzon won via forfeit at 174. James Bennett won via fall at 165 and Andre Dunn did the same at 285 while Brandon Sunday won via tech fall at 197 and Taylor DeLong registered a pin at 184.
It was an intense second dual as the Warriors held on for a 24-23 win over 12th-ranked Cumberlands. Tech got off to a rough start as McKinley lost a 4-1 decision to No. 10 Javier Carbajal and Pawlak followed that with a loss via fall to No. 12 Andrew Tillman to give UC a 9-0 lead. Barroquillo got the Warriors on the board in a big way, registering a tech fall for five points, cutting the lead to four; 9-5. Mitch Roadruck won via fall at 149-pounds to give Tech the 11-9 lead with Hack following with a 5-4 decision at 157 and No. 7 Donzon winning by major decision, 15-4, to take an 18-9 lead. Another six points from a Bennett fall at 174 gives the Orange and Black a 24-9 lead. No. 8 DeLong lost 5-0 to Brandon Rogers at 184 giving the Patriots three more points. No. 5 Sam Johnson got a fall over Sunday to cut the lead to six, 24-18 with one match to play. No. 4 Courtney Freeman needed a fall or pin to get the win, but Dunn hung tough for the Warriors, as Freeman got a tech fall, 19-4, for five points, giving the Orange and Black the one point victory.
The Warriors return to the mats on Saturday, Jan. 11 when they travel to Des Moines, Iowa for the NWCA National Duals. Tech will be the eighth seed in the Duals and will face Midland in the first round.