November 16, 2012

Wrestlers Take Two Wins At UCF Knight Duals

ORLANDO, FLA. –  Justin Martz and Ian Jones each won a pair of matches on Friday night as the Apprentice School scored two wins at the University of Central Florida 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.

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