Jan. 20, 2013
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. - With just one individual loss, the Air Force wrestling team cruised to a 39-3 dual victory over Cal Poly on Sunday. The Falcons, ranked 25th in the nation by InterMat, improve to 8-1 overall on the season, while the Mustangs fall to 2-6.
The action started at 125 pounds, where 10th-ranked freshman Josh Martinez (Colorado Springs, Colo.) posted a convincing 10-0 major decision over Britain Longmire. Sophomore Dylan Hyder (Yelm, Wash.) gave the Falcons a big win at 133 pounds, edging out 20th-ranked Devon Lotito in a 4-3 decision.
At 141 pounds, Carter McElhany (So., Colorado Springs, Colo.) used a strong second period to earn a 4-0 decision against Brandan Rocha, increasing the Falcons' team lead to 10-0. In the 149-pound match, senior Logan Burch (Colorado Springs, Colo.) trailed 8-1 at the end of the first period, but was able to record a fall--the first of his career--58 seconds into the second period.
Josh Kreimier (Jr., Fort Collins, Colo.) scored a 12-1 major decision at 157 pounds, while a 15-0 technical fall from Jesse Stafford (So., Loomis, Calif.) at 165 pounds cemented the Falcons' team victory. Following an 18-4 major decision by junior Dan Barringer (Monument, Colo.), Air Force suffered its only loss of the evening, a 9-3 decision at 184 pounds. Senior Josh Mohr (Pewaukee, Wis.) was the last Falcon to wrestle on Sunday, winning a 10-1 major decision at 197 pounds, while heavyweight Bentley Alsup (So., Missoula, Mont.) was awarded a win by forfeit.
The Falcons return to action next weekend, Jan. 25, when they host North Dakota State in their Western Wrestling Conference opener.
No. 25 Air Force 39, Cal Poly 3
125: Josh Martinez (AF) maj. dec. Britain Longware, 10-0
133: Dylan Hyder (AF) dec. Devon Lotito, 4-3
141: Carter McElhany (AF) dec. Brendan Rocha, 4-0
149: Logan Burch (AF) fall Dillen Rocha, 3:58
157: Josh Kreimier (AF) maj. dec. Kyle Chene, 12-1
165: Jesse Stafford (AF) tech fall Paul Woodman, 15-0 (5:19)
174: Dan Barringer (AF) maj. dec. Mitchell Woods, 18-4
184: Sean Dougherty (CP) dec. Devin Hightower, 9-3
197: Josh Mohr (AF) maj. dec. JT Goodwin, 10-1
285: Bentley Alsup (AF) win by forfeit