January 15, 2012
For Immediate Release
Ypsilanti, Mich. – The Indiana Tech wrestling team fell to two NCAA Division I opponents on Saturday at the Eastern Michigan University Duals. Tech was defeated by Clarion University 46-3 in the opening match and dropped a tightly contested match 26-21 to the host EMU in the finale.
In the first match against Clarion, the Golden Eagles took nine of 10 bouts against the Warriors with freshman Tanner Martin (Ft. Wayne, IN/Snider) securing the lone Tech win. Martin took the 9-7 decision over Nick Milano with a takedown in the final 25 seconds.
In the nightcap, the Warriors jumped out to a 6-0 lead over the Eagles of Eastern Michigan University. Freshman Andre Sanders (Farmington Hills, MI/Harrison) earned a 12-10 decision over Greg Egbert at 125-pounds and at 133-pounds fellow freshman Travis Barroquillo (Wolcottville, IN/Prairie Heights) followed him up with a 8-6 victory over Jake Byers.
However, three straight wins from the Eagles at 141-lbs, 149-lbs, and 157-lbs put EMU in front 14-6.
At 165-lbs junior Kafuba Donzon (Albany, GA/Darton) won 3-2 over Alan Constable, followed by Tanner Martin pinning Justin Joseph gave the Warriors a 15-14 edge.
The Eagles answered with a pin at 184-lbs to retake the lead for good and after a forfeit by Tech at 197-lbs, EMU led 26-15. Junior Andre Dunn (Kewanee, IL/Lincoln) capped the match off with a pin of Matt Pettigrew in 1:45.
The Warriors return to action on Saturday, January 21 in Marshall, Missouri for the Missouri Valley Invitational.
Indiana Tech 3, Clarion University 46
125 – Trey Hicks (Clarion) dec. Andre Sanders (Tech), 10-4
133 – Joe Waltko (Clarion) dec. Travis Barroquillo (Tech), 15-8
141 – Tyler Bedelyon (Clarion) fall Adam Fahs (Tech), 3:26
149 – Cameron Moran (Clarion) fall Reece Lefever (Tech), 2:30
157 – James Fleming (Clarion) fall Grayson Smith (Tech), 1:49
165 – Bekzod Abdurakhmonov (Clarion) fall Kafuba Donzon (Tech), 0:51
174 – Tanner Martin (Tech) dec. Nick Milano (Clarion), 9-7
184 – Steven Cressley (Clarion) fall Dustin Boyd (Tech), 4:42
197 – Alex Thomas (Clarion) winner by forfeit
285 – Quintas McCorkle (Clarion) major dec. Andre Dunn (Tech), 15-5
Indiana Tech 21, Eastern Michigan University 26
125 – Andre Sanders (Tech) dec. Greg Egbert (EMU), 12-10
133 – Travis Barroquillo (Tech) dec. Jake Byers (EMU), 8-6
141 – Seth Schaner (EMU) dec. Adam Fahs (Tech), 11-4
149 – Jaylyn Bohl (EMU) fall Tim Scott (Tech), 2:00
157 – Aaron Sulzer (EMU) TF Reece Lefever (Tech), 20-4
165 – Kafuba Donzon (Tech) dec. Alan Constable (EMU), 3-2
174 – Tanner Martin (Tech) fall Justin Joseph (EMU), 6:00
184 – Mike Curby (EMU) fall Dustin Boyd (Tech), 0:45
197 – Khodor Hoballah (EMU) won by forfeit
285 – Andre Dunn (Tech) fall Matt Pettigrew (EMU), 1:45
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