EVENT: NCWA Division I Championships
LOCATION: Allen, Texas
TEAM STANDING: 5th out of 29 after day one
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Josh Rodriguez won both of his matches against opponents from Renssalear Polytechnic Institute on Thursday at 197 pounds. His first match he won by fall in 1:22 over Omar Abdoun. In the third round he won in sudden victory over Steven Curtis 6-4. He will take on the #2-seed Paul Ardilla of Georgia who won both of his matches on Thursday by a fall in 40 seconds and a 17-2 tech fall win.
Jones advanced to the quarters with a pair of wins by fall. He started his march at heavyweight by winning in 6:35 over Richard Gorton of the University of Maine and then won by fall in 2:44 over David Velez of Henry Ford Community College. Jones will face the #5-seed Donald Shovestill of Navy Prep in the quarters on Friday morning.
Four Builders lost in the third round on Thursday night and will have to win three consolation matches to advance to the All-American round. Shane Smith (125 lbs), Philip Porto (174), Patrik Foxworth (157) and Kyle Lowry (157) all lost for the first time in the event in the final round on Thursday night.
Four other Builders are already battling through the consolation brackets in hopes of making it out to the All-American round on Saturday afternoon. Jacob Michael (125), Ty Watkins (141), Dan Henson (165) and Kyle Cox (235) are all still fighting through the wrestleback rounds.
125 Jake Michael First Round: Bye Second Round: lost to Austin Vajen (Fla. Gulf Coast) 12-2 Consolation Second Round: Bye Consolation Third Round: p. Cody Carbaugh (Penn St Mont Alto) 2:38
133 Derek Burhenn First Round: Bye Second Round: lost to Jimmy Hughes (Penn St. Mont Alto) 5-2 Consolation Second Round: def. Jason Singleton (Middle Tenn. St.) 8-0 Consolation Third Round: lost to Gregory Williams (UMass) 1:05
141 Ty Watkins First Round: def. Junior Francois (Central Fla.) 2:58 Second Round: lost to Marc Magano (Douglas) 14-6 Consolation Second Round: def. Ali Saad (Henry Ford CC) 12-7 Consolation Third Round: def. Kevin Hernandez (Texas A&M) forfeit
149 Cruz Garcia First Round: lost to Joey Affronti (Army Prep) 1:13 Consolation Second Round: def. Beau Doerr (Fla.) forfeit Consolation Third Round: def. Andrew Doobay (Central Fla.) 9-3
157 Patrick Foxworth First Round: def. Aaron Camis (Dixie) 7-6 Second Round: def. Chadd Baribault (West Chester) 8-6 Third Round: lost Codie Nichols (Alfred State) 8-3
157 Kyle Lowry First Round: Bye Second Round: def. Joshua Jeffries (South Fla.) 7-2 Third Round: lost #3 seed Nick Bendon (Central Washington) 5-2
165 Chris Kennedy First Round: lost to Jesse Garrett (MMI) 16-5 Consolation Second Round: dec. Jamal Reynolds (Mercer) 17-10 Consolation Third Round: lost to Markevis Duncan (ETSU) 16-8
165 Dan Henson First Round: lost to Konnor Kremer (Alfred St) 7-1 Consolation Second Round: def. Reginald Fields (Toledo) 2:32 Consolation Third Round: dec. Gavin Oplinger (W&M) 10-6
174 #4-seed Philllip Porto First Round: Bye Second Round: def. Will Bonagura (RPI) 13-9 Third Round: lost to Eric Dietz (Grand Valley State) 4:41
184 CW Sorey First Round: Bye Second Round: lost to Jack Wedholm (Army Prep) 3:56 Consolation Second Round: Bye Consolation Third Round: lost to Will Robinson (Colorado-Ft Collins) 5-3
197 Josh Rodriguez First Round: Bye Second Round: p. Omar Abdoun (RPI) 1:22 Third Round: def. Stuart Curtis (RPI) 6-4 (SV-1)
235 Kyle Cox First Round: def. Austin Maddox (Toledo) 8-5 Second Round: lost to Ryan Kreppel (West Chester) 3-1 Consolation Second Round: Bye Consolation Third Round: lost to Tim Suydan (Penn St DuBois) 3-1 (SV-1)
285 #4-seed Ian Jones First Round: Bye Second Round: p. Richard Gorton (Maine) 6:35 Third Round: p. David Velez (HFCC) 2:44