February 16, 2013
For Immediate Release
Laurinburg, N.C. – The 15th ranked Warriors finished in fifth place with 94.5 points at the 2013 NAIA East Regional Qualifying Group Tournament on Saturday while eight wrestlers punched their ticket to the 56th annual NAIA National Championships, including Travis Barroquillo and James Bennett who were crowned champions at 133-lbs and 165-lbs, respectively.
No. 4 Lindsey Wilson College finished first in the team standings with 155.5 points. No. 5 Campbellsville University took second with 146.5 points and was followed by No. 11 Cumberland University (103.0) and No. 12 Missouri Baptist University (103.0).
Four Warriors qualified automatically for the national championships by finishing top-four in their weight class, and four others earned at-large berths.
After pinning his first opponent, Barroquillo knocked off the region’s top seed Tyler Alsip from Campbellsville 7-2 to advance to the finals. In the championship match, Barroquillo met Lindsey Wilson’s Jacob McCombs, who defeated him 6-3 earlier this month at the LWC Duals. The outcome would be different this time though as Barroquillo won 9-8 to win the title at 133-lbs.
In the 165-lbs division, Bennett, the region’s No. 1 seed, beat Cumberland’s Jake Shirley 7-5 and then topped Lindsey Wilson’s Cadyn McKeeth 4-3 to move on to the finals. There he defeated another LWC grappler, 2nd-seeded James Haywood, 5-3 to take home the championship.
At 174-lbs, Tanner Martin won his first two matches, to set up a showdown between the top-two seeds for the championship. But it would be Zeke Hunt of Cumberland who came out on top 7-4 giving Martin a second place finish.
Also earning a top-four finish was Adam Fahs, who placed fourth at 157-lbs. Fahs, who came in as the No. 5 seed, started his tournament run with a 6-3 victory over Life University’s Oliver Brukardt before dropping a 9-3 decision to 2nd-seeded Michael Gonzalez from Cumberland. He battled back though with a 12-3 major decision win, but lost to LWC’s Joe Cozart 5-3. In the match for fourth place, Fahs won by rule over Brukardt.
Kris McKinley, Sidney Logan, Darryl Grayson and Logan Rimmer all received at-large bids. McKinley, Logan, and Grayson all earned fifth place finishes in their divisions. McKinley went 3-3 on the day at 125-lbs, Logan went 2-3 at 149-lbs, and Grayson posted a record of 4-3 at 174-lbs. Rimmer finished 2-2 at 285-lbs.
Indiana Tech will look to crown its first national champion in two weeks when they travel to Des Moines, Iowa for the 56th annual NAIA National Championships held at the Jacobson Exhibition Center on Mar. 1-2.
Kris McKinley (3-3)
Chauncey Foster (SAU) dec. Kris McKinley (Tech), 10-6
Kris McKinley (Tech) dec. Josh Tegard (SAU), 6-2
Kris McKinley (Tech) dec. Jarvis Elam (CAM), 6-4
Deteoureious Prayther (MB) dec. Kris McKinley (Tech), 5-3
Kris McKinley (Tech) dec. Robert Boston (CAM), 11-7
Deteoureious Prayther (MB) RULE Kris McKinley (Tech)
Travis Barroquillo (3-0) – 1st Place
Travis Barroquillo (Tech) fall DeCoreus Leavell (CAM), 1:24
Travis Barroquillo (Tech) dec. Tyler Alsip (CAM), 7-2
Travis Barroquillo (Tech) dec. Jacob McCombs (LW), 9-8
Brett Yarbrough (1-2)
Jacob McCombs (LW) dec. Brett Yarbrough (Tech), 6-1
Brett Yarbrough (Tech) fall Joe Lamar (MB), 4:05
DeCoreus Leavell (CAM) dec. Brett Yarbrough (Tech), 5-3
Travis Dragomer (0-2)
Jake Williams (CU) dec. Travis Dragomer (Tech), 5-0
Joe Hulen (TMC) dec. Travis Dragomer (Tech), 7-5
Sidney Logan (2-3)
Sidney Logan (Tech) fall Derek Allen (CAL), 2:00
Kyle Terry (CAM) TF Sidney Logan (Tech), 19-1
Jeremiah Lutz (BP) TF Sidney Logan (Tech), 17-0
Sidney Logan (Tech) dec. John Walters (WV Tech), 7-6
Steven Sandefer (CU) fall Sidney Logan (Tech), 2:13
Adam Fahs (3-2) – 4th Place
Adam Fahs (Tech) dec. Oliver Brukardt (LU), 6-3
Michael Gonzalez (CU) dec. Adam Fahs (Tech), 9-3
Adam Fahs (Tech) major dec. Orlando Medina (BP), 12-3
Joe Cozart (LW) dec. Adam Fahs (Tech), 5-3
Adam Fahs (Tech) RULE Oliver Brukardt (LU)
James Bennett (3-0) – 1st Place
James Bennett (Tech) dec. Jake Shirley (CU), 7-5
James Bennett (Tech) dec. Cadyn McKeeth (LW), 4-3
James Bennett (Tech) dec. James Haywood (LW), 5-3
Tanner Martin (2-1) – 2nd Place
Tanner Martin (Tech) fall Zak Pitt (BPC), 3:20
Tanner Martin (Tech) dec. Andrew Carter-Johnson (MB), 10-3
Zeke Hunt (CU) dec. Tanner Martin (Tech), 7-4
Darryl Grayson (4-3)
Darryl Grayson (Tech) fall Robert McCormick (UC), 6:20
Dustin Branom (TMC) fall Darryl Grayson (Tech), 6:57
Darryl Grayson (Tech) dec. Michael Johnson (CAM), 7-5 OT
Darryl Grayson (Tech) fall David Capers (CU), 4:38
Andrew Carter-Johnson (MB) dec. Darryl Grayson (Tech), 11-7
Darryl Grayson (Tech) dec. Zak Pitt (BP), 8-3
Dustin Branom (TMC) RULE Darryl Grayson (Tech)
Kelvin Jordan (0-2)
Cody Linton (CU) dec. Kelvin Jordan (Tech), 7-6
Josh Ashbrook (CAM) dec. Kelvin Jordan (Tech), 8-1
Dustin Boyd (0-2)
Andrew Hairston (LW) dec. Dustin Boyd (Tech), 11-5
Aric Fernandez (CU) major dec. Dustin Boyd (Tech), 13-0
Logan Rimmer (2-2)
Logan Rimmer (Tech) fall Ryan Camp (TMC), 2:10
Joe Gallegos (CU) dec. Logan Rimmer (Tech), 3-1 OT
Logan Rimmer (Tech) major dec. Chris Daniels (LU), 9-0
Kenny Mason (BP) fall Logan Rimmer (Tech), 1:02
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