Northern Colorado Wrestlers Knock Off Air Force, 26-15
Air Force got on the board with a pin at 165 pounds from Beau Tresemer. Tresemer got the pin against the Bears' Johnny White and the mark.
With the Falcons leading he dual 9-6,
Freshman Tim Sexton then suffered an 8-1 loss to Brenden McLean at 197 pounds that knotted the dual at 12-12. Air Force heavyweight Trey McLean then put the Falcons back on top with a 6-3 win over the Bears' Sam Safken.
The Bears went into the final three matches trailing by a count of 15-12, but UNC refused to give in. At 125 pounds, Blayze Bahe held on a for a 2-0 decision over the Falcons' Zachary Valdez to knot the dual at 15-15.
All look lost when the Bears' Kyle Kaiser fell behind 12-0 heading into the third period. But Kaiser turned the tables on Air Force's Matt Benza by scoring a takedown and a pin with left in the match. Kaiser's victory put the Bears on top 21-15.
Freshman Kenny Hashimoto then continued his dominant play with a 20-3 technical fall at 141 pounds to cinch the victory for the Bears.
"The two biggest wins of the day came from Allison and Hashimoto," head coach Jack Maughan said. "Allison responded well after losing to the same opponent at the Colorado Collegiates and Kenny just continues to wrestle really well for a true freshman. Kaiser's win was big too because it sure looked like we were headed for a tie in the dual."
The Bears will be in action on Feb. 18 when they wrestle against