Air Force flies past UNC wrestlers
The University of Northern Colorado wrestling team went down 10-6 in the first two matches of the night and were unable to fight back for a win. The Bears lost 27-14 to the United States Air Force Academy putting them at 1-5 overall.
UNC's Ronnie Stafford was the first to put points on the board for UNC as he won a 10-3 decision over Chris Bennett at 141 pounds. Also scoring for the Bears, at 157 pounds, number-5 Brody Olson won a 3-1 decision over Blaine Brown in overtime.
To end the evening, Jason McMillan was edged out by Air Forces Ryan Kaiser 4-3 in the final seconds of the match.
The Bears head to Gunnison, Colo., Thursday to take on Western State at 7 p.m. They will then travel to Wray, Colo., where they will face Fort Hays State in the Bart Brown Memorial at 7 p.m.
Heavyweight: #11 Kevin Hoy (AFA) wins 13-0 major decision over Tony Schunke (UNC). Schunke is now 9-9.
125 Pounds: Heath McKim (AFA) wins by fall at 6:18 over Melvin Oliveros (UNC). Oliveros is now 0-1.
133 Pounds: Andrew Peters (AFA) wins by fall at 4:22 over Cole Hansen (UNC). Hansen is now 0-1.
141 Pounds: Ronnie Stafford (UNC) wins 10-3 decision over Chris Bennett (AFA). Stafford is now 11-7.
149 Pounds: #15 Scott Frohardt (AFA) 13-5 major decision over Simon Hoepfner (UNC). Hoepfner is now 10-12.
157 Pounds: #5 Brody Olson (UNC) wins 3-1 decision in overtime over Blaine Brown (AFA). Olson is now 20-8.
165 Pounds: Jared Deaguero (UNC) wins 15-0 technical fall over Travis Elliott (AFA). Deaguero is now 15-7.
174 Pounds: #19 Terry Parham (AFA) wins 13-4 major decision over Brian Hufford (UNC). Hufford is now 3-2.
184 Pounds: Jeremy Sears (UNC) wins 3-2 decision over Josh McCrary (AFA). Sears is now 7-10.
197 Pounds: Ryan Kaiser (AFA) wins 4-3 decision over #8 Jason McMillan (UNC). McMillan is now 3-4.