Four Warriors Place at Storm Open

January 5, 2013

For Immediate Release

Complete Results 

Painesville, Ohio – While one half of the 13th ranked Indiana Tech wrestling team traveled to Campbellsville University for the Campbellsville Duals, the rest went to Lake Erie College for the Storm Open where four Warrior grapplers had top-6 finishes.

Kafuba Donzon (Albany, GA/Darton), who was wrestling unattached, nabbed fourth place in the 165-lbs weight class after posting a 4-2 record. After falling into the consolation bracket, Donzon earned victories in three straight matches before falling to Francis Mizia of Mercyhurst 6-4 in sudden victory.

At 133-lbs, sophomore Brett Yarbrough (McDonough, GA/Henry County) also went 4-2 on the day to finish in fifth place. Yarbrough dropped his first bout 3-0 to Indianapolis’ Paul Beck but battled back with three consecutive wins. In the match for fifth place, he pinned Mike Manuche of Ohio State in 1:19.

Earning sixth place finishes were Kris McKinley (Ft. Wayne, IN/Nothrop) at 125-lbs and Maisen Hill (Muncie, IN/Muncie Central) at 285-lbs.

Indiana Tech returns to the mat on Jan. 12-13 for the 2013 NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals in Springfield, Illinois. Including the Warriors, 14 of the top-16 ranked teams will be competing that day for the National Dual Meet Championship.

Tech qualified for the meet by placing 16th at the NAIA National Championships last season.



125 lbs

Novric Reese (0-2)

Brian Hauser (Notre Dame OH) fall Novric Reese (Tech), 1:16

Michael Miles (Team A) dec. Novric Reese (Tech), 20-18

CJ Whitten (2-2)

CJ Whitten (Tech) major dec. Michael November (Lake Erie), 10-0

Kris McKinley (Tech) fall CJ Whitten (Tech), 0:07

CJ Whitten (Tech) dec. Michael Miles (Team A), 8-6

Matthew Turek (Gannon) dec. CJ Whitten (Tech), 12-5

Kris McKinley (2-3) – 6th Place

Kris McKinley (Tech) TF John Fischer (Gannon), 16-1

Kris McKinley (Tech) fall CJ Whitten (Tech), 0:07

Jarred Brooks (Notre Dame OH) dec. Kris McKinley (Tech), 9-4

Johnny Papesh (Notre Dame OH) dec. Kris McKinley (Tech), 5-0

Ian Ross (Lake Erie) fall Kris McKinley (Tech), 9:00


133 lbs

Brett Yarbrough (4-2) – 5th Place

Paul Beck (Indianapolis) dec. Brett Yarbrough (Tech), 3-0

Brett Yarbrough (Tech) dec. Edward Marshall (Gannon), 10-9

Brett Yarbrough (Tech) major dec. Joshua Bloch (UC), 18-4

Brett Yarbrough (Tech) dec. Matt Perez (Notre Dame OH), 2-1

Austin Gillihan (Lake Erie) dec. Brett Yarbrough (Tech), 8-2

Brett Yarbrough (Tech) fall Mike Manuche (Ohio State), 1:19


149 lbs

Tim Scott (1-2)

Josh Beemer (Notre Dame OH) dec. Tim Scott (Tech), 4-2

Tim Scott (Tech) TF Michael Krysiak (Gannon), 19-3

Cody Pace (Clarion) fall Tim Scott (Tech), 1:13


165 lbs

Kafuba Donzon (4-2) – 4th Place

Kafuba Donzon (Tech) dec. Tyler Hardtke (Notre Dame OH), 8-4

Matt Vandermeer (Lake Erie) dec. Kafuba Donzon (Tech), 4-2

Kafuba Donzon (Tech) TF Tyler Goldman (Tech), 17-2

Kafuba Donzon (Tech) dec. Tyler Hardtke (Notre Dame OH), 8-6

Kafuba Donzon (Tech) FF Tony Burge (Notre Dame OH)

Francis Mizia (Mercyhurst) dec. Kafuba Donzon (Tech), 6-4 OT

Tyler Goldman (0-2)

Weston Davis (Indianapolis) fall Tyler Goldman (Tech), 5:48

Kafuba Donzon (Tech) TF Tyler Goldman (Tech), 17-2


184 lbs

Taylor DeLong (0-2)

John Schafer (Lake Erie) dec. Taylor DeLong (Tech), 13-7

Andrew Wood (Gannon) dec. Taylor DeLong (Tech), 15-9


197 lbs

Kegan Clark-Sanchez (0-2)

Devin Smith (Lake Erie) fall Kegan Clark-Sanchez (Tech), 1:30

Mike Samijlenko (Lake Erie) fall Kegan Clark-Sanchez (Tech), 1:53


285 lbs

Maisen Hill (1-3) – 6th Place

Robert Zappitelli (Lake Erie) fall Maisen Hill (Tech), 2:42

Maisen Hill (Tech) fall Steve Walker (Mercyhurst), 1:53

Evan Wooding (Indianapolis) fall Maisen Hill (Tech), 1:27

Robert Zappitelli (Lake Erie) fall Maisen Hill (Tech), 0:58


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