Warriors Finish 9th at Missouri Valley Invitational

January 19, 2013

For Immediate Release

Brackets | Team Standings

Marshall, Mo. – The 16th ranked Indiana Tech wrestling team had five wrestlers place at the Missouri Valley College Invitational on Saturday where the Warriors finished ninth out of the 16 teams with 67.5 points. The event featured 10 teams either ranked or receiving votes in the NAIA Top 20 Poll.

Maryville University placed first with 163.0 points followed by No. 6 Oklahoma City University and No. 12 Baker University.

Freshman Darryl Grayson (Springfield, OH/Springfield) had a spectacular day pinning three opponents, two ranked, on his way to a second place finish at 174-lbs. In the championship match, Grayson was narrowly beaten by Maryville’s Nick Burghardt 5-3.

Finishing in sixth place were Travis Dragomer (Stevensville, MI/Lakeshore) at 141-lbs and Kelvin Jordan (Albany, GA/Darton) at 184-lbs, both with matching 3-3 records. Sidney Logan (Mishawaka, IN/Mishawaka) and Grayson Smith (Ossian, IN/Norwell) posted 2-2 records, earning seventh place finishes.

The Warriors return to the mat on Saturday, Jan. 26 in Des Moines, Iowa for the Grand View University Open hosted by No. 1 Grand View.



125 lbs

Kris McKinley (1-2)

Kidd Gomez (OCU) dec. Kris McKinley (Tech), 3-2

Kris McKinley (Tech) dec. Peter Acuna (CBC), 9-2

Ryan Stearns (MVC) dec. Kris McKinley (Tech), 6-4


133 lbs

Brett Yarbrough (1-2)

Blake Pursel (BKU) dec. Brett Yarbrough (Tech), 9-4

Brett Yarbrough (Tech) major dec. Antonio Rivera (CBC), 11-3

Ben Randolph (BDC) dec. Brett Yarbrough (Tech), 3-2


141 lbs

Travis Dragomer (3-3) – 6th Place

Travis Dragomer (Tech) dec. Nick Schroeder (ML), 4-2

Joel Olivas (BKU) dec. Travis Dragomer (Tech), 8-1

Travis Dragomer (Tech) fall Jay Fresh (WPU), 1:11

Travis Dragomer (Tech) fall Michael Cutherbertso (BDC), 6:24

Tyrell Galloway (MU) fall Travis Dragomer (Tech), 2:21

Tyler Klinkhammer (BU) dec. Travis Dragomer (Tech), 6-2


149 lbs

Sidney Logan (2-2) – 7th Place

Sidney Logan (Tech) major dec. Zack McClure (BDC), 15-2

John Hagerty (MU) major dec. Sidney Logan (Tech), 18-4

Sidney Logan (Tech) fall Tyler Sonnabend (HLG), 1:26

Josh Stewart (OCU) fall Sidney Logan (Tech), 1:16


157 lbs

Adam Fahs (0-2)

Colton Schmitz (TSU) dec. Adam Fahs (Tech), 5-2

Tyler McMichael (ML) dec. Adam Fahs (Tech), 3-2


165 lbs

Grayson Smith (2-2) – 7th Place

Grayson Smith (Tech) dec. William Lutz (BU), 6-0

Gian Traverson (MVC) major dec. Grayson Smith (Tech), 16-5

Grayson Smith (Tech) dec. Luke Knoche (TSU), 4-1

Nathan Sommer (BKU) dec. Grayson Smith (Tech), 3-2


174 lbs

Darryl Grayson (3-1) – 2nd Place

Darryl Grayson (Tech) fall Cody Swim (GVU), 0:48

Darryl Grayson (Tech) fall Asaiah Dyer (ML), 1:32

Darryl Grayson (Tech) fall Teagan Franco (OCU), 6:30

Nick Burghardt (MU) dec. Darryl Grayson (Tech), 5-3


184 lbs

Kelvin Jordan (3-3) – 6th Place

Ryan Beltz (MU) dec. Kelvin Jordan (Tech), 7-3

Kelvin Jordan (Tech) TF Connor Kenyon (BDC), 15-0

Kelvin Jordan (Tech) wins by injury def. Chris Berry (BU)

Kelvin Jordan (Tech) fall AJ Mott (GVU), 1:20

Jahsua Marsh (ML) dec. Kelvin Jordan (Tech), 6-2

Brett Bader (MVC) dec. Kelvin Jordan (Tech), 9-5


285 lbs

Logan Rimmer (1-2)

Logan Rimmer (Tech) dec. Nate Veverka (WPU), 10-3

Daniel Mueller (MVC) dec. Logan Rimmer (Tech), 5-4

James Alter (MVC) dec. Logan Rimmer (Tech), 3-2


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