November 3, 2011
For Immediate Release
Fort Wayne, IN – In front of a full crowd in the Warrior Athletic Center on Thursday night, the Indiana Tech wrestling team stunned the 3rd ranked Lindsey Wilson College Blue Raiders in the Warriors debut and the first ever college wrestling meet hosted in Fort Wayne. Tech won four matches outright and took two others by forfeit to go on to a 29-18 victory.
The Warriors started strong taking the first four matches of the night. Tech got an opening match forfeit at 157 pounds, before reeling off three straight major decisions to go ahead 18-0.
Junior Kyle Long (South Bend, IN/Trine), who brought a #11 ranking into the match, scored the first outright win for the Warriors with a 12-0 decision over #6 Harrison Courtney at 165 pounds. Fellow junior Kafuba Donzon (Albany, GA/Darton) followed it up with another 16-8 victory at 174 pounds. Freshman Tanner Martin (Ft. Wayne, IN/Snider) picked up his first collegiate win with an 18-8 decision over #6 James Haywood.
However, three straight wins by the Blue Raiders would cut the Tech lead to 18-12, but the Warriors stopped the skid when freshman Travis Barroquillo (Wolcottville, IN/Prairie Heights) defeated #9 Keith Klink by technical fall at 133 pounds.
Lindsey Wilson would pick up one more win by injury default, but another forfeit by the Blue Raiders sealed the Warriors 29-18 victory.
The Warriors are back in action on Saturday, November 5 in Ypsilanti, Michigan for the Eastern Michigan University Open.
157# Conner Lefever winner by Forfeit
165# #11 Kyle Long winner by Major decision (12-0) over #6 Harrison Courtney
174# Kafuba Donzon winner by Major decision (16-8) over Aaron Back
184# Tanner Martin winner by Major decision (18-8) over #6 James Haywood
197# #7 Jacob Bradford winner 6-2 over Dustin Boyd
HWT: Kyle Klink winner by Fall 1:01 over Andre Dunn
125# #9 Myron Bradbury winner by decision 5-2 over Connor Hughes
133# Travis Barroquillo winner by Technical Fall 16-1 over #9 Keith Klink
141# #6 Damonte Riley winner by injury default over Adam Fahs
149# Reece Lefever winner by forfeit
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