Wrestlers Sit Eighth After Day One Of NCWA Nationals

ALLEN, TX. – The Apprentice School opened competition on Thursday in the 2013 National Collegiate Wrestling Association National Championships at the Allen Events Center and are currently eighth with 30 points out of 77 teams.

Five Builders are alive in the quarterfinal round that'll start Friday afternoon, while three more are alive in the consolation rounds that will begin Friday morning.

Leading the quarterfinal qualifiers are senior Ty Ford (125 lbs.) who opened the event with a pair of decisions over Ferriez Johnson (Fla. A&M) 7-3 and Alec Vogel (RPI) 4-2.  Ford will face Colton Howell of Lindenwood-Belleville on Friday morning.

Sophomore Dwayne Roes won his first two matches at 133 pounds by fall to advance on Thursday.  He opened with a win in 4:06 over Zach Lebovic of North Florida and then pinned Tyler Regan of Cincinnati in 2:00 to advance to face Christopher Murdock of Mercer.

Senior Kyle Spruill won a pair of decisions at 149 pounds on Thursday,  He opened with a decision over John Cook of Georgia (2-0) and then Dylan Lockard of New Hampshire (8-2) to earn a match against Max Becks of Central Florida.

Freshman Phillip Porto won three matches on Thursday to earn his quarterfinal spot at 165 pounds.  He opened with a 9-5 decision over TJ Parker of Lindenwood-Belleville before winning by fall in 3:34 over Will Bonagura of RPI.  He put his spot in the quarterfinals with a 7-4 win over Markevis Duncan of East Tennessee State.  In Friday's quarterfinals, he'll face Austin Geerlings of Grand Valley State.

Sophomore Ian Jones won a pair of matches at heavyweight starting with a fall in 3:13 over John McKeon of Massachusetts.  He then earned a 2-0 decision over Marlen Morgan of Marion Military Institute to put his spot in the quarterfinals.  Friday afternoon, he will face Ethan Stanley of Navy Prep.

Liberty University leads the tournament after day one with 41.5 points, followed by McKendree University (ILL.) with 39.5 and Grand Valley State University (MI) with 38.

The tournament can be followed online at www.ncwanationals.org.

Apprentice School Results

Ty Ford - 125

First Round: Bye

Second Round: dec. Ferriez Johnson (FAMU) 7-3

Third Round: vs. Alec Vogel (RPI) 4-2

Quarters: vs. Colton Howell (Lindenwood-Belleville)

Jacob Michael - 125

Second Round: lost Brian Radli (Central Fla.) 6-5

Consolation Third Round: lost Andrew Stepanovich (Grand Valley St.) 4:52

Shane Smith - 133

First Round: Bye

Second Round: dec. Antonio Martinez (Texas) 13-6

Third Round: lost v. Ryan Hart (Penn Coll) 2-0

Consolation Fourth Rd: Marcus Prosser (Lindenwood-St Charles)

Dwayne Roes - 133

First Round: Bye

Second Round: p. Zach Lebovic,(North Fla.), 4:06

Third Round: p. Tyler Regan, (Cincinnati), 2:00

Quarters: Christopher Murdock (Mercer)

Derek Burhenn - 141

First Round: lost Jimmy Zhen, Montana, 24-9

Consolation First Round: lost Jerramiah Mack (Cal) 2:01

Kyle Spruill - 149

First Round: Bye

Second Round: dec. John Cook (Georgia) 3-0

Third Round: def. Dylan Lockard (New Hampshire) 8-2

Quarters: vs. Max Becks (Central Fla.)

Sterling Briscoe - 157

First Round: Lost Cullen Halpin (Texas-Arlington) 5-3

Consolation First Round: p. Jacob Dolifka (Alabama) 6:03

Consolation Second Round: lost Kenny Tyler (Wichita) 4:16

Odis Wesby - 157

First Round: dec. Frank Sutton (Toledo) 6-0

Second Round: lost Martin Mitchell (UMBC) 4-3

Consolation Second Round: Bye

Consolation Third Round: lost Chase Boontjer (Georgia) 8-0

Phillip Porto - 165

First Round: dec. TJ Parker (Lindenwood-Belleville) 9-5

Second Round: p. Will Bonagura (RPI) 3:34

Third Round: dec. Markevis Duncan (ETSU) 7-4

Quarters: vs. Austin Geerlings (Grand Valley St.)

Kenny Lowry - 174

First Round: dec. Jacob Tripp (Mercer) 3-0

Second Round: lost Larry Lanier (Lindenwood-Belleville) 14-4

Consolation Second Round: Bye

Consolation Third Round: p. Shannon Smith (South Fla.) 1::33

Consolation Fourth Round: vs. Matthew Greene (Lindenwood-St Charles)

Josh Rodriguez - 184

First Round: p. Dennis Francisque (Tallahassee) 5:45

Second Round: lost Luis Alba (McKendree) :53

Consolation Second Round: lost Stuart Curtis (RPI) 15-6

Luke Hanson - 197

Second Round: lost David Dill (Cal Baptist) 16-1

Consolation Third Round: lost Michael Lloyd (Stony Brook) 9-2

Kevin Gray - 235

Second Round: p. Jose Cordona (Texas-Arlington) 3:31

Third Round: lost Josh Woods (Central Fla.) 1:50

Consolation Fourth Round: Braeden Luciano (Slippery Rock)

Ian Jones - 285

Second Round: p. John McKeon (UMass) 3:13

Third Round: def. Marlen Morgan (MMI) 2-0

 Quarters: Ethan Stanley (Navy Prep)