Wrestling Team Defeats Portland State, Falls to Fresno State
USAF, Colo. - The Air Force wrestling team split its final two dual meets of the season, defeating Portland State, 34-6, and falling to Fresno State, 25-9.
The Falcons opened the day with a 28-point victory over the Vikings, winning eight of 10 individual matches. Kevin Hoy (Hwt) and Ryan Montanez (141 lbs.) each notched falls as the Falcons dominated the meet.
Against the nationally-ranked Bulldogs, the Falcons struggled, winning just three matches. Andy Peters (133 lbs.) and Alex Pelbath (165 lbs.) each secured 3-2 victories over their opponents. Terry Parham also notched a solid victory at the 174-pound weight class.
Air Force finished he season with a 7-2 dual meet record. They will head to Laramie, Wyo., on Saturday, March 10, for the Western Regionals. The Falcons will square off against four other teams, competing for 20 spots at the NCAA Championships.
Air Force 34, Portland State 6 125 Heath McKim (AFA) dec. over Casey Cotter (PSU), 7-6 133 Andy Peters (AFA) dec. over John Fasana (PSU), 10-4 141 Ryan Montanez (AFA) fall over K.C. Banks (PSU), 4:32 149 Adam Brown (AFA) dec. over Robert Lynn (PSU), 12-3 157 T.J. Huxel (AFA) dec. over Eric Arbogast (PSU), 10-6 165 Alex Pelbath (AFA) dec. over Chris Parker (PSU), 4-3 174 Terry Parham (AFA) won by forfeit 184 Jeremy Wilson (PSU) dec. over Sam Sherertz (AFA), 10-3 197 Randy Davidson (PSU) dec. over J.D. Fariss (AFA), 7-3 Hwt Kevin Hoy (AFA) fall over Joe Johnson (PSU), 2:40 Fresno State 25, Air Force 9 125 Ben Martinez tech fall over Heath McKim (AFA), 6:03 133 Andy Peters (AFA) dec. over Ben Martinez, 3-2 141 Ralph Lopez (FSU) dec. over Ryan Montanez (AFA), 2-1 OT 149 Jim Medieros (FSU) dec. over Adam Brown (AFA) 157 Nathan Vasquez (FSU) dec. over T.J. Huxel (AFA) 165 Alex Pelbath (AFA) dec. over Eddie Gifford (FSU), 3-2 174 Terry Parham (AFA) dec. over Mike Miller (FSU), 5-0 184 Jason Rosotti (FSU) dec. over Sam Sherertz (AFA), 4-2 197 Tom Gohde (FSU) dec. over J.D. Fariss (AFA), 10-1 Hwt Billy Blunt (FSU) dec. over Kevin Hoy (AFA), 4-1