February 1, 2013
For Immediate Release
Columbia, Ky. – The Indiana Tech wrestling team is heading to Columbia, Kentucky for a pair of dual meets Friday afternoon. The 16th ranked Warriors will open the trip against Life University at 4 p.m. before taking on No. 5 Lindsey Wilson College at 5:30 p.m.
The meeting between Tech and Life will be the first ever between the two squads. Life is receiving votes in the NAIA Top 20 poll and features four wrestlers ranked in the top-6 in the region - Dillan Schouw (141), Oliver Brukardt (157), Jason Fraser (165), and Trey Hicks (184). Schouw and Hicks also hold rankings nationally coming in at #15 and #14, respectively.
The Warriors are more familiar with Lindsey Wilson, owning a 1-1 record against the Blue Raiders in two all-time meets. Tech’s win came in their debut meet back on Nov. 3, 2011 when they shocked third-ranked Lindsey Wilson 29-18. However in their most recent meeting at the NWCA National Duals last month, LWC came away with a close 19-17 victory.
Lindsey Wilson will enter the night with a roster consisting of ten nationally ranked grapplers. Among those are the #3 Wismit Moinus (141), #4 James Haywood (165), #5 Jameel Bryant (174), and #2 Joseph Stephens (184).
Indiana Tech will counter will a host of talented wrestlers themselves boasting 11 ranked wrestlers in the region - Kris McKinley (Ft. Wayne, IN/Northrop), Travis Barroquillo (Wolcottville, IN/Prairie Heights), Travis Dragomer (Stevensville, MI/Lakeshore), Sidney Logan (Mishawaka, IN/Mishawaka), Adam Fahs (Portage, MI/Trine), James Bennett (Bowden, GA/Darton), Tanner Martin (Ft. Wayne, IN/Snider), Darryl Grayson (Springfield, OH/Springfield), Kelvin Jordan (Albany, GA/Darton), Dustin Boyd (Mishawaka, IN/Calumet), and Logan Rimmer (Temperance, MI/Bedford).
Five of them carry national rankings as well. Martin leads the way at #6 in the 174-lbs division, followed by Barroquillo at #7 at 133-lbs and Bennett at #8 at 157-lbs. Rimmer is up to #12 at 285-lbs and McKinley holds the #16 spot at 125-lbs.
Live video of both meets will be available at http://client.stretchinternet.com/client/lwc.portal#
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