Falcons Defeat Stanford, Menlo College in Dual Action
Jan. 18, 2013
STANFORD, Calif. - Winning 16 of 20 bouts on the evening, the Air Force wrestling team captured a pair of dual victories on Friday evening, defeating host Stanford, 24-12, and Menlo College, 37-3. With the wins, the Falcons, ranked 25th in the nation by InterMat, improve to 7-1 on the season.
In their first dual of the evening, the Falcons won seven of 10 bouts against host Stanford. The Cardinal captured a decision in the 125-pound match, but sophomore Dylan Hyder (Yelm, Wash.) put Air Force on the board with a 6-0 decision at 133 pounds. Carter McElhany (So., Colorado Springs, Colo.) followed with a 7-1 decision at 141 pounds, senior Logan Burch (Colorado Springs, Colo.) earned a 12-1 major decision in the 149-pound bout, and Josh Kreimier (Jr., Fort Collins, Colo.) added a 11-4 decision at 157 pounds to give the Falcons a 13-3 lead in the team scoring.
While Stanford was able to get back on the scoreboard by winning a decision at 165 pounds, the Falcons earned three more victories, including back-to-back major decisions by Dan Barringer (Jr., Monument, Colo.) and Devin Hightower (Jr., Colorado Springs, Colo.) at 174 and 184 pounds, respectively. Senior Josh Mohr (Pewaukee, Wis.) gave Air Force its final individual win of the match with a decision at 197 pounds before a Cardinal fall in the heavyweight bout brought the team score to 24-12.
The Falcons put on an impressive performance against Menlo, winning nine of 10 bouts against the Oaks. Leading the way for Air Force was Hyder with a first-period fall, while Kreimier, Barringer and Mohr added technical falls and McElhany scored a major decision. Earning decisions for the Falcons against Menlo were Burch, 10th-ranked Josh Martinez (Colorado Springs, Colo.) at 125 pounds, sophomore Jesse Stafford (Loomis, Calif.) at 165 pounds and heavyweight Bentley Alsup (So., Missoula, Mont.) in a 2-1 overtime victory.
Air Force is back in action on Sunday, Jan. 18, when it visits Cal Poly for a 1:00 p.m. (PT) dual.
No. 25 Air Force 24, Stanford 12