Wrestlers Take Two Wins At UCF Knight Duals
In the opener, the Builders won the last four bouts to come back and defeat Florida Gulf Coast University 27-21. Apprentice School trailed 21-12 after 174 pounds, but Martz got the Builders back on track with a 3-2 decision at 184 cutting the deficit to 21-15. Luke Hanson and Kevin Gray scored decision wins at 197 (9-4) and 235 pounds (5-0) respectively to tie the match and Ian Jones got a victory by forfeit at heavyweight for the final margin of 27-21.
The nightcap saw the Builders take on perennial powerhouse Marion Military Institute and scored a 28-22 win. Apprentice School jumped out quickly in this match scoring wins in five of first seven matches to take a 19-10 lead after 174 pounds where Martz scored a 13-10 decision victory. After a loss at 184, Josh Rodriguez scored a win by fall in 3:10 at 197 and Jones earned an 8-1 win at heavyweight to take the 28-22 win.
Apprentice School now will wrestle on Saturday in the UCF Knight Open on the campus of theUniversity of Central Florida.
APPRENTICE 27, FLORIDA GULF COAST 21
125: Vajin (FGCU) p. Banks 4:41; 133: Burhenn (A) dec. Gallon 5-4; 141: Cleary (FGCU) p. Devanny :54; 149: Travis (FGCU) dec. Kennedy 13-6; 157: Spruill (A) tech fall Jiminez 20-5; 165: Porto (A) maj. dec. Keegan 12-2; 174: Swift (FGCU) p. Ke. Lowry 2:28; 184: Martz (A) dec. Doyle 3-2; 197: Hanson (A) dec. Johnson 9-4; 235: Gray (A) dec. Lima 5-0; 285: Jones (A) won by forfeit.
APPRENTICE SCHOOL 28, MARION MILITARY INSTITUTE 22
125: Smith (MMI) maj. dec. Michael 10-0; 133: Roes (A) p. Bustamonte 4:07; 141: Devanny (A) won by forfeit; 149: Briscoe (A) maj. dec. Vera 16-5; 157: Burns (MMI) dec. Spruill 7-5; 165: Lawrence (A) dec. Porto 12-6; 174: Martz (A) dec. Finn 13-10; 184: Smith (MMI) p. Ke. Lowry 6:29; 197: Rodriguez (A) p. Miller 3:10; 235: Walker (MMI) p. Gray 6:21; 285: Jones (A) dec. Morgan 8-1. Record: Apprentice 6-1.