(7-2 - Dual Meets)
The Falcons will have a week off to prepare for the West Regionals. The Falcons will head to Laramie, Wyo., for the tournament, which will feature teams from Wyoming, Fresno State, Northern Iowa and Marquette. Air Force will be competing for 20 spots at the NCAA Championships. The tournament will take place March 3rd at the Arena-Auditorium.
Air Force finished its regular season with two home dual meets. The team defeated Portland State, then fell to Fresno State.
Dual Against Portland State:
The Falcons handily defeated the Vikings in the opening dual meet of the day, winning eight of 10 individual matches en route to a 25-9 victory. Kevin Hoy (Hwt) and Ryan Montanez (141 lbs.) each notched falls as the Falcons dominated the meet.
Dual Against Fresno State:
Against the nationally-ranked Bulldogs, the Falcons struggled, winning just three matches in a 29-9 loss. 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.
Dual Results: 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
Dual Results: 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