Wrestling with a Pair of Wins at No. 6 Minnesota
Nov. 12, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.Alec Opsal and Anthony McLaughlin led the Falcons with decision wins against No. 6 Minnesota, Sunday afternoon at Maturi Pavilion. The Gophers, who boast four nationally ranked wrestler including NCAA finalist Ethan Lizak, outscored Air Force, 29-6.

 

Opsal took on Gannon Volk in the 141 class where a pair of takedowns lifted the New Fairfield, Connecticut, native to the first dual meet win for the Falcons this season.

 

In the 197 bout, Falcon veteran McLaughlin registered a series of takedowns and escapes to down Bobby Steveson, 7-4. McLaughlin is 7-0 in dual bouts dating back to last season, where he finished with a perfect 6-0 mark in dual meets.

 

Air Force continues dual meet action on Nov. 21, against the Big 12’s newest affiliate addition, Fresno State, in an unprecedented Div. I wrestling event. The Battle on the Midway marks the first time that the prestigious museum will host a collegiate wrestling dual on the flight deck. The bout is slated for a 7:00 p.m. PT start. Tickets to the event can be purchased at the Eventbrite website, here.


 

 

 

Match Results

125: No. 5 Ethan Lizak dec Tony DeCesare, 6-2 | Minn 3 -- AF 0

133: No. 6 Mitch McKee fall (2:26) Justin Becci | Minn 9 -- AF 0

141: Alec Opsal dec Gannon Volk, 4-0 | Minn 9 -- AF 3

149: Hunter Marko maj dec Tommy Stager, 16-2 | Minn 13 -- AF 3

157: No. 9 Jake Short dec Dane Robbins, 3-2 | Minn 16 -- AF 3

165: No. 10 Nick Wanzek maj dec Alex Lopouchanski, 12-3 | Minn 20 -- AF 3

174: Chris Pfarr dec Michael Billingsley, 7-3 | Minn 23 -- AF 3

184: Owen Webster dec Zen Ikehara, 5-0 | Minn 26 -- AF 3

197: Anthony McLaughlin dec Bobby Steveson, 7-4 | Minn 26 -- AF 6

285: Rylee Streifel dec Matt Wagner, 2-1 | Minn 29 -- AF 6

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