Two Bears Claim Titles At Northern Colorado Open
The UNC wrestling squad got its season underway Sunday by hosting the Northern Colorado Open in Butler-Hancock Hall. The Bears had two individual champions and had eight place finishers overall.
Brody Olson captured the 165-pound championship and Tony Schunke took the Heavyweight division title. Olson wrestled up at 165 pounds but should be down to the 157-pound weight class for the Dec. 4 dual against South Dakota State.
Head coach Jack Maughan said he was very happy with the way his squad performed in the first meet of the season.
"We had some wrestlers that really went out and took it to our opponents," Maughan said. "We had eight place finishers and that's pretty good for this early in the season."
Championship Match Results
125 - Seth Weatherman (Air Force) def. Jeremy Goss (Western State), 7-1
133 - Brandon Strong (Air Force) def. Luke Vitolo (Air Force), 8-3
141 - Chris Bennett (Air Force) def. R.C. LeHaye (Western State), 6-2
149 - Andy Messersmith (Adams State) def. Loren Hutchins (UNC), 11-6
157 - Davie DeStefano (Unattached) def. Lewis Hyatt (TWC), 9-7
165 - Brody Olson (UNC) def. Blaine Brown (Air Force), 13-7
174 - Cameron Bretz (Western State) def. Phil Allen (Adams State), FALL (3:10)
184 - Mark Dubrovich (Colorado Mines) def. Tanner Linsacum (UNC), 14-5
197 - Ryan Kaiser (Air Force) def. Jeremy Sears (UNC), 3-1
HWT - Tony Schunke (UNC) def. Blake Wilson (Western State), 7-2
UNC's Top Finishers
125 - Kyle Kostur (4th)
141 - Ronnie Stafford (3rd)
149 - Loren Hutchins (2nd)
165 - Brody Olson (1st)
184 - Tanner Linsacum (2nd)
184 - Cole Allison (4th)
197 - Jeremy Sears (2nd)
HWT - Tony Schunke (HWT)