Wrestlers Take Second At NCWA National Duals

Wrestlers Take Second At NCWA National Duals

EVENT: NCWA National Duals

LOCATION: Dalton, GA/NW Georgia Trade & Convention Center

DUAL RESULTS: Apprentice School 28, Wayne State 19

Apprentice School 22, Middle Tenn. State 13

Liberty 37, Apprentice School 9

RECORD: 17-5

IN BRIEF

A six-match winning streak came to an end on Saturday night as the wrestling team fell 37-9 to Liberty and finished second at the 2015 NCWA National Duals.

ON THE MAT – QUARTERFINALS v. Wayne State

  • The Builders opened their quarterfinal match against the sixth-seeded Wayne State University winning five of the first six bouts.  Jacob Michael won at 125 pounds by fall in 1:21 to give the Builders a 6-0 lead.  Each team then took a six-point victory as Michael Holcomb won by forfeit for the Builders at 133 and the Builders lost by fall at 141 to hold a 12-6 early advantage.
  • Tyrell Watkins got the Builders back on track with a 10-7 win at 149, while Patrik Foxworth (157 lbs/17-9) and Kyle Lowry (165/5-2) earned wins to give them a 22-6 lead heading into the final five bouts.
  • Wayne State scored wins in the next four, with only a bonus point win at 174 to trail 22-19 heading into the heavyweight match.  Ian Jones won by fall for the Builders in 3:40 to give them a 28-19 win.

SEMIFINALS v. Middle Tennessee State

  • In what has become a rivalry match for the Builders, a stretch of five wins in six bouts for the Builders helped propel them into the finals with a 22-13 win.
  • Michael and Holcomb opened the match with a pair of decision wins to put the Builders up 6-0.  Holcomb won 8-6 at 133 pounds over top-ranked Eric Feuerbacher giving him his first loss of the year.
  • MTSU won the next two bouts, with a bonus point win at 149 pounds to hold a 7-6 lead.  Apprentice School won five of the next six bouts as Foxworth scored a major decision at 157 for a bonus point win to start that run.  Kenny Lowry moved up to 235 pounds and earned a 4-2 win to ice the victory for the Builders.

FINALS v. Liberty

  • The Flames used a four-bout run with three of those having bonus point wins as Liberty took the 2015 NCWA National Duals title.
  • Holcomb scored a win by fall at 133 pounds in 3:54 over Tyler Siegler to put the Builders up 6-3.  Liberty won the next four bouts adding bonus points in three of those to take a 22-6 lead after 165 pounds. Freshman Landon Leithauser slowed the run with a win at 174 pounds over Josh Sturgill 10-7, but that was the final victory for the Builders.
  • This was a rematch of an opening round match at the Virginia Duals two weeks ago that Liberty won 40-12.

MAT NOTES

  • Holcomb went 6-0 to lead the Builders this weekend.  Three of his wins were by fall and he had a decision win over the top-ranked 133 pounder in the semifinals.    Ty Watkins was 3-0 at 149 pounds with a win by fall and decision.
  • Leading the one-loss contingent was Michael and Kyle Lowry as each went 5-1.  Each had their lone loss coming in the final against Liberty as Michael fell in sudden victory and Lowry lost by a major decision.
  • This is the second time the Builders have taken second place in the seven-year history of the event.  In 2010, the Builders lost to Marion Military Institute in the championship match.

NEXT UP

The wrestling team will host the Builder Duals on February 1 starting at 9 am in the Apprentice Athletic Facility.  Teams scheduled to wrestle are Penn State Mont Alto, James Madison University, Longwood University and East Carolina University.

RESULTS

Apprentice School 28, Wayne State 19

125: Jacob Michael (A) p. Tyrell Turner 1:21

6-0

133: Michael Holcomb (A) won by forfeit

12-0

141: Casey Glasgow (W) p. Derek Burhenn 1:40

12-6

149: Tyrell Watkins (A) dec. Devon Rupp 10-7

15-6

157: Patrik Foxworth (A) maj. dec. Patrick Donnelly 17-9

19-6

165: Kyle Lowry (A) dec. Robbie Thomsen 5-2

22-6

174: Jon Williams (W) maj. dec. Chris Kennedy 8-0

22-10

184: Tanner Clark (W) dec. Kenny Lowry 5-0

22-13

197: Matt DeGarmo (W) dec. Josh Rodriguez 6-2

22-16

235: Spencer Trout (W) dec. Shakeem Lassiter 3-1

22-19

285: Ian Jones (A) p. Ethan Hirschman 3:40

28-19

 

Apprentice School 22, Middle Tennessee State 13

125: Jacob Michael dec. Shane Shaffner 6-3

3-0

133: Mike Holcomb (A) dec. Eric Feuerbacher 8-6

6-0

141: Carlos Garcia (MTSU) dec. Thomas Payne 7-4

6-3

149: Jacob Freeman (MTSU) maj. dec. Robert Saunders 10-1

6-7

157: Patrik Foxworth (A) maj. dec. Lawrence Cotton 17-7

10-7

165: Landon Leithauser (A) dec. Everett Colbert 4-3

13-7

174: Kyle Lowry (A) dec. Jon Silveri 1-0

16-7

184: Jonathan Roberts (MTSU) dec. Chris Kennedy 8-2

16-10

197: Josh Rodriguez (A) dec. Tyler McClendon 4-2

19-10

235: Kenny Lowry (A) dec. Adam Wells 4-2

22-10

285: Rashied Rayford (MTSU) dec. Ian Jones 3-2

22-13

 

Liberty 37, Apprentice School 9

125: Tim Nordan (L) dec. Jacob Michael 10-8 SV-1

0-3

133: Mike Holcomb (A) p. Tyler Sigler 3:54

3-6

141: Ryan Diehl (L) won by forfeit

9-6

149: Josh Sanders (L) dec. Robert Saunders 3-2

12-6

157: Chase Boontjer (L) p. Patrik Foxworth 6:55

18-6

165: David Abbadusky (L) maj. dec. Kyle Lowry 16-4

22-6

174: Landon Leithauser (A) dec. Josh Sturgill 10-7

22-9

184: Keyshaun Ward (L) dec. Kenny Lowry 13-6

25-9

197: Matt Reynolds (L) dec. Josh Rodriguez 7-5

28-9

235: Evan Canaday (L) p. Shakeem Lassiter 1:26

34-9

285: Joshua Pelletier (L) dec. Ian Jones 5-2

37-9