Falcons Place Second at Tracy Borah Invitational

Jan. 12, 2004

The Air Force Academy's wrestling team notched a second-place finish at the 2004 Tracy Borah Invitational. The Falcons scored 58 team points, falling to tournament host Western State (90.5). Air Force had two individual champions in the event.

Seth Weatherman (133) and Beau Tresemer (165) each placed first in the tournament. Weatherman notched a two-point victory (9-7) over Lyle Evans of Western Wyoming Community College in sudden death overtime. Weatherman used a single-leg takedown to win the championship match.

Tresemer was able to hold off Western Wyoming's Nick Larson, winning his finals match by a score of 7-5. It was the second time Tresemer has defeated Larson this year. He also defeated Larson in the finals of the Wyoming Open.

Other Air Force wrestlers in the championship finals were freshman Matt Crippes (141) and sophomore Brenden Mclean (197). Crippes finished second, losing by fall to Western State's R.C. Lahaye, a Division II national qualifier. McLean suffere a 6-4 loss D.C. Hazen of Central Washington University, another D-II national qualifier.

Several wrestlers notched third-place finishes at the tournament, including sophomores Kurt Skarstedt (Hwt) and Adam Swift (165) and freshman Eric Schaar (184).

The squad consisted mostly of junior varsity wrestlers, although a few of the younger varsity wrestlers were able to compete due to a cancellation of the Oregon Classic. The varsity team is hosting No. 6 Nebraska on January 16th in their first home dual meet of the season. The meet begins at 7 p.m.



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