Air Force Heads to UNK Holiday Inn Open
Nov. 20, 2013
The Air Force wrestling team is back in action this weekend, Nov. 23, at the UNK Holiday Inn Open, hosted by Nebraska-Kearney. Live results for the tournament will be available at trackwrestling.com.
LAST TIME OUT...
Eight Falcons won their bouts versus Chadron State, led by sophomore Konner Witt, who scored a major decision at 174 pounds. Senior Josh Kreimier was awarded a forfeit win, while David Walker (141), Natrelle Demison (149), Jesse Stafford (165), Scott Reilly (184), Greg Isley (197) and Marcus Malecek (HWT) all won decisions.
Against Morningside, Air Force won nine of its 10 matches, with Carter McElhany (133), Stafford and Witt all earning falls. Demison added a major decision, while Cassidy Oshiro (125), Walker, Connor Hedash (157), Dan Barringer (184) and Parker Hines (197) all scored decisions.
In the final dual of the day, the Falcons earned wins in six of their bouts, led by falls from Greg Rinker (133), Stafford and Witt. Walker and Isley both earned decisions, while Malecek was awarded a forfeit victory at 285.
SCOUTING THE FALCONS...
Among the leaders expected to compete this weekend is sophomore Josh Martinez, currently ranked 10th in the nation at 125 pounds with a 2-0 record on the season. Additionally, freshman Anthony McHugh has posted a team-leading 11 victories on the season, while Dan Barringer, Connor Hedash, David Walker and Konner Witt have each registered eight wins.
IN THE NATIONAL RANKINGS...
Meanwhile, senior Josh Kreimier, a returning two-time NCAA qualifier, is rated 16th in the nation at 157 pounds by InterMat. He is also rated 12th by W.I.N. Magazine, 14th by Amateur Wrestling News, 16th by WrestlingReport.com and 19th by DI College Wrestling.