Falcons Wrap Up Action At Wendy's Duals
Jan. 21, 2007
Ashland, Ohio - Taking part in the 18th annual Wendy's Big Classic Duals, hosted by Ashland University, the Air Force wrestling team went 0-3 on the day, falling to Cleveland State, host Ashland and Kent State. The Falcons fall to 2-8 overall on the season.
Jake Kriegbaum (Jr., Abilene, Kan.), Stephen Crozier (So., Monona, Iowa) and Jacob Devlin (Jr., Livingston, N.J.) each picked up victories for the Falcons against Cleveland State. Kriegbaum registered a 1-0 decision over Antonio Nicholson at 141 pounds, while Crozier notched a 13-3 major decision over Nate Kmetz at 174. Devlin grabbed the last win for Air Force, recording a 10-5 decision over David Gilkey at 184 pounds, as the Falcons dropped the 23-10 contest.
The Falcons started out against Ashland with victories in three of the first four bouts, beginning with Zach Valdez (Jr., Parker, Colo.) who notched a 4-0 decision over Ryan Belcher at 125 pounds. Kriegbaum recorded his second victory of the day with a 2-0 decision over Tony Iovine, while Bridger Lord (Sr., Missoula, Mont.) defeated Marcus Gordon at 149 pounds with a 4-3 decision. However, Air Force was unable to pick up another win in the match, falling 24-9.
In the last match of the day, the Falcons were only able to pick up one victory against 21st-ranked Kent State, as Lord notched a 16-8 major decision over Patrick Lanham. Air Force finished the contest with a 33-4 defeat against the Flashes.
The Falcons are back in action next weekend, Jan. 27-28, hosting conference foe North Dakota State and Adams State, while heading to Greeley, Colo., to face Portland State in a neutral gym.
Cleveland State 23, Air Force 10 125 Ryan Riggs (CSU) dec. Zach Valdez, 2-1 133 David Armstrong (CSU) maj. dec. Stephen Makuka, 15-5 141 Jake Kriegbaum (AF) dec. Antonio Nicholson, 1-0 149 Ryan Hurley (CSU) dec. Bridger Lord, 5-3 157 Victer Crenshaw (CSU) dec. Zach Lord, 9-3 165 Marcus Effner (CSU) dec. Tony Dorward, 7-0 174 Stephen Crozier (AF) maj. dec. Nate Kmetz, 13-3 184 Jacob Devlin (AF) dec. David Gilkey, 10-5 197 Chris Hahn (CSU) dec. Peter Bozynski, 14-4 HWT Rashard Goff (CSU) dec. Anthony Stegeman, 6-1
Ashland 24, Air Force 9 125 Zach Valdez (AF) dec. Ryan Belcher, 4-0 133 Kyle Kanaga (AU) maj. dec. Stephen Makuka, 17-6 141 Jake Kriegbaum (AF) dec. Tony Iovine, 2-0 149 Bridger Lord (AF) dec. Marcus Gordon, 4-3 157 Tony Bradberry (AU) tech. fall Tony Dorward, 16-1 165 David Bowman (AU) dec. Duane Miller, 11-7 174 Jordan Job (AU) dec. Stephen Crozier, 3-2 184 Matt Allen (AU) dec. Jacob Devlin, 4-3 197 David Crowley (AU) dec. Peter Bozynski, 10-5 HWT Josh Ohl (AU) dec. Anthony Stegeman, 12-5
Kent State 33, Air Force 4 125 Chad Sportelli (KSU) dec. Zach Valdez, 6-0 133 Danny Mitcheff (KSU) dec. Stephen Makuka, 14-7 141 Clint Sponseller (KSU) dec. Jake Kriegbaum, 4-2 149 Bridger Lord (AF) maj. dec. Patrick Lanham, 16-8 157 Kurt Gross (KSU) dec. Zach Lord, 4-2 165 Sli Bostelman (KSU) dec. Duane Miller, 6-4 174 Aaron Miller (KSU) fall Stephen Crozier, 3:20 184 Eric Chine (KSU) dec. Jacob Devlin, 6-5 197 Ardian Ramadani (KSU) fall Peter Bozynski, 3:40 HWT Jermail Porter (KSU) dec. Anthony Stegeman, 12-7