Air Force Wraps Up Competition at NCAA Championships
March 22, 2013
DES MOINES, Iowa - Three Air Force wrestlers concluded competition on Friday at the 2013 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships, being held at Wells Fargo Arena, to bring the 2012-13 season to an end. Leading the way for the Falcons was senior captain Cole VonOhlen (Jackson, Minn.), who finished in the round of 12 for the second-straight season.
VonOhlen, seeded fourth at 149 pounds, began the day with a tough quarterfinal loss against Columbia's Steve Santos, coming up short in a 5-4 decision, with a riding time point the deciding factor. He then met up with Purdue's Ivan Lopouchanski in the consolation bracket, but suffered a 6-0 loss to end his tournament run.
VonOhlen, who holds Air Force's career falls record with 51, closes out the 2012-13 season with a 27-4 overall mark and a career record of 139-26 career record.
Also competing for Air Force on Friday were Josh Martinez (Fr., Colorado Springs, Colo.) and Josh Kreimier (Jr., Fort Collins, Colo.). Tenth-seed Martinez fell to ninth-ranked conference foe Trent Sprenkle in the consolation bracket at 125 pounds, while Kreimier dropped a tough 9-7 decision to Nestor Taffur of Boston University. Martinez ends his rookie campaign with a 28-11 overall record, while Kreimier closes out the year with a 28-6 ledger.