Air Force Wrestlers Set to Compete in Kaufman-Brand Open
Nov. 15, 2007
The Air Force wrestling team is back in action this weekend, Nov. 17, as it heads to the Kaufman-Brand Open, hosted by Nebraska-Omaha.
Scouting the Falcons...
Meanwhile, scheduled to compete in the Amateur Division are Andrew Zwirlein (125), Samuel Sheppard (125), Derek Gillespie (133), Kurt Spranger (133), Matt Torrence (149), Michael Erickson (157), Joseph Stafford (165), Chris Thomas (184) and Kazden Ikehara (HWT).
Last Time Out...
Five different Falcons were placewinners at the season-opening Cowboy Open last week, paced by freshman Derek Gillespie, who captured first place at 133 pounds in the Amateur Division. Gillespie was a perfect 5-0 in his collegiate debut, recording four decisions and a fall.
In the Elite Division, senior Jake Kriegbaum took second place at 141 pounds, going 4-1 on the day. Senior Anthony Stegeman finished third at heavyweight, compiling a 6-1 record, while Jacob Devlin took fourth place at 197 pounds, ending the day with a 3-2 record. Also placing for Air Force was freshman Joseph Stafford, who took third place at 165 pounds in the Amateur Division with a 6-1 record.
About the Kaufman-Brand Open...
The first matches will get underway at 9 a.m. in two divisions, the Elite and Amateur Divisions. The meet will proceed with no set times for semifinals or finals until its conclusion.
Among the teams expected to compete this weekend are top-ranked Minnesota, No. 2 Iowa State, No. 3 Oklahoma State, No. 4 Iowa, No. 11 Wisconsin, No. 14 Nebraska and No. 15 Ohio State.