January 20, 2003

Bears Readying For Busy Week Of Grappling Action

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Bears To Host Wyoming (Wed.) & Colorado Collegiates (Sat.):
The UNC wrestling squad will stay on its Division I wrestling swing this week as they host Wyoming in a dual meet on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Butler-Hancock Hall. The competition will not get any easier on Saturday as UNC plays host to the 18th Annual Colorado Collegiates wrestling tournament. UNC finished second a season ago when the event was hosted by Western State.

Colorado Collegiates:
UNC will play host to this season's Colorado Collegiates and the event will be held on Sat., Jan. 25 in Butler-Hancock Hall. An all-day pass is available for $10 (Adults) and $7 (kids aged 6-18). The tournament will begin at 9 a.m. and the championship matches scheduled for 5 p.m.

Spry Continues Perfect Stretch:
Junior Jared Spry (149 lbs.) moved to 7-2 on the year with a dominating 20-7 triumph over Air Force's Josh Peterson. The win marked Spry's fourth straight in the dual season.

Olson Climbs UNC All-Tim e Win Chart:
With his 25-10 victory over Air Force's Tanner Betsinger, UNC senior Brody Olson claimed his 90th career win. Olson ranks 7th on the Bears' all-time win list. Next on the list is Marshall Hahn, who tallied a mark of 91-53 during his UNC career.

Bears Ranked 15th In National Poll:
The UNC wrestling squad dropped another spot in the latest NCAA Division II Coaches' Poll. The Bears began the season ranked No. 13 in the nation but has now fallen to No. 15 in the latest poll Central Oklahoma holds down the No. 1 spot followed by Nebraska-Omaha, North Dakota State, Nebraska-Kearney and Ashland. The North Central Conference has six of the top 15 schools in the nation.

Bears In The Individual Rankings:
Senior Brody Olson moved to a No. 2 national ranking in the 157-pound weight class. Olson is 18-6 this season and a returning All-American. Junior Ronnie Stafford stayed at No. 5 in the latest 141-pound weight ranking. Stafford is 5-7 this season and is a two-time national qualifier and All-American (2002). Junior Jason McMillan jumped to No. 4 in the 197-pound weight class. McMillan has yet to wrestle this season after playing football for the Bears this fall.

Next Home Dual:
The UNC wrestling squad's next home dual is against Adams State on Jan. 30 in Butler-Hancock Hall. The Bears and Grizzlies will battle at 7 p.m.

Jim Alexander Inducted Into UNC Athletic Hall of Fame:
Former UNC wrestler Jim Alexander was inducted into the UNC Athletic Hall of Fame on Sept. 7 in a ceremony at the University Center on the UNC campus. Alexander wrestled at UNC from 1965-69. Alexander placed third at the 1968 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships. He also placed third overall at the 1969 NCAA Division II Wrestling Championships. Alexander was limited to only three seasons of competition but still earned three straight RMAC and MIWA championships. Alexander joins Jack LaBonde (former UNC wrestling coach from 1966-1980), Larry Wagner (1968-71), the 1968-69 wrestling team, Mike Tomasini (1964-67), Joe Klune (1942-43 & 45-47), Don Govoni (1950-52), Jack Flashe (1961-64), Tom Backus (1934-39) and Len Groom (1967-69) in the Hall of Fame.

UNC's Bout-By-Bout Results

Matt Cortez (125 lbs.) - 5-8
W, Jesse Blattner (CSM) - 6-5
L, Forest Bouge (Unatt.) - Fall 1:34
L, Tyler Haner (UNC) - 5-2
L, David Lee (CSM) - 6-4
W, Luis Meza (UNC) - 9-3
L, Louie Gonzales (WSC) - 13-8
L, Derek Fleenor (OSU) - Fall 4:59
L, Jeremy Goss (WSC) - 3-2
W, Jim Begauer (CCC) - Fall 0:33
L, Jared Haberman (WSC) - 11-0
W, Jerry Ball (UNO) - 4-2
W, Chad Hankenson (BC-U) - 17-2
L, Mark Hastings (UNC) - 6-0

Tyler Haner (125 lbs.) - 5-7 L, Todd Slatter (NIC) - 5-1 W, Matt Cortez (UNC) - 5-2 L, Darnon Row (NIC) - 7-2 W, Thalyn Love (NWC) - 9-7 L, Seth Weatherman (AFA) - 10-3 W, Jim Gerbauer (CCC) - Fall 1:26 W, Louie Gonzales (WSC) - 9-6 L, Kyle Kostur (UNC) - 7-2 L, Charley Senne (SDSU) - 7-2 L, Aaron Graumann (AC) - 9-4 W, Kendall Horrocks (NWC) - 5-3 L, Jeremy Mendoz (ASU) - 11-2

Mark Hastings (125 lbs.) - 11-5 W, Darnon Rowe (NIC) - 7-2 W, Forest Bouge (Unatt.) - 8-4 L, Brock Zollinger (Unatt.) - 3-2 W, Tyler Wilcox (WWCC) - Fall 3:50 W, Rob MaCabe (ASC) - 8-3 (3rd) W, Frank Magnetico (ASC) - 15-0 W, Louie Gonzales (WSC) - Fall 4:56 W, Brian Tsutsumi (DC) - Fall 5:53 L, Dan Hilario (UNO) - 4-1 W, Matt Cortez (UNC) - 6-0 W, Dustin Tovar (UNO) - 12-5 L, Jared Haberman (WSC) - 5-3 W, Joey Neigum (MSU) - 10-2 W, Stephan Clary (SCSU) - Fall 1:05 L, Matt Strawser (NDSU) - 5-0 L, Heath McKim (AFA) - 6-2

Kyle Kostur (125/133 lbs.) - 11-8 W, Burke Barnes (Unatt.) - 19-5 L, Matt Benza (AFA) - 21-3 W, Brandon Strong (AFA) - Fall 3:14 L, Justin Bradley (NWC) - 14-1 W, Randy Putman (NWC) - Fall 5:01 W, Jim Gerbauer (CCC) - Fall 4:30 W, Jesse Blattner (CSM) - 6-2 L, Jeremy Goss (WSC) - 5-2 W, Tyler Haner (UNC) - 7-2 L, David Lee (CSM) 7-4 (4th) L, Chris Safcrite (UCO) - 9-7 (sv) W, Seth Weatherman (AFA) - 5-2 W, Jon Smith (MBU) - 13-4 W, Josh Sorum (BC) - 11-9 L, Bryce Abbey (UNK) - 6-1 W, J. Jacobs (HU) - 10-8 L, Eli Dominguez (UNO) - Fall 4:46 W, Makota Norris (UNC) - Fall L, Matt Ford (CSC) - 5-3 ot

Luis Meza (125 lbs.) - 0-4 L, Thalyn Love (Unatt.) - Fall 4:12 L, Chad Winters (AFA) - Fall 1:29 L, Jeremy Goss (WSC) - Fall 5:23 L, Matt Cortez (UNC) - 9-3

Charles Nunley (125 lbs.) - 0-4 L, Chad Winters (AFA) - 4-3 L, Thalyn Love (Unatt.) - 6-3 L, Santiago Sisneros (TWC) - 5-1 TB L, Chad Winters (AFA) - 10-3

Chris White (125 lbs.) - 0-2 L, Rob MaCabe (ASC) - 6-3 L, Darnon Rowe (NIC) - 11-8

Makoto Norris (133 lbs.) - 4-6 L, Brandon Strong (AFA) - Fall 2:13 W, Lorenzo Moreno (ASC) - 7-3 W, Jamie Muir (MSN) - 9-5 L, Thomas Huntington (NWC) - Fall 6:02 L, Matt Benza (AFA) - 11-4 W, Garrett Eller (CSM) - 5-3 L, Stephen Lopes (CSM) - 11-9 L, Adam Keiswetter (UNO) - 16-8 W, Cody Olivas (WSC) - 5-3 L, Kyle Kostur (UNC) - Fall

Kyle Swenson (133 lbs.) - 8-7 W, Taylor Gifford (AFA) - 9-3 W, Thomas Huntington (NWC) - 7-6 L, Justin Pearch (NIC) - 9-5 W, Justin Bradley (NWC) - 10-2 L, J.J. Holt (Unatt.) - 17-9 (4th) W, Cody Olivas (WSC) - 11-3 W, Dustin Bennets (CSM) - 11-3 L, Luke Vitolo (AFA) - 3-2 L, Matt Benza (AFA) - 10-3 W, Kris Dozark (SDSU) 9-6 L, Rene Hernandez (PU) - 21-6 L, Tony Fratzke (MSU) - Fall 3:58 W, Derek Miller (SCSU) - 14-8 L, Nick Magee (NDSU) - 7-4 W, Matthew Benza (AFA) - 10-8

Matt Aboussie (141 lbs.) - 0-2 L, Travis Linascum (Unatt.) - Fall 5:41 L, Dillon Stone (AFA) - 9-3

Tyler Seaney (141 lbs.) - 0-4 L, Kortney Lake (ASC) - 12-0 L, Brian Pitts (ASC) - Fall 5:38 L, David Bossardet (LCC) - Fall 3:18 L, Mike Gruber (AFAP) - 3-1

Ronnie Stafford (141 lbs.) - 5-7 W, Adam Haley (CSM) - 23-6 W, Mike Montoya (ASC) - 11-8 L, Chris Bennett (AFA) - 2-1 W, Lincoln Thomas (CSM) - 3-2 W, Kortney Lake (ASC) - 3-1 (3rd) L, Jeremy Roe (SDSU) - 5-0 L, Clark Forward (Mich.) - Fall, 0:50 L, Juan Mora (CS-Full.) - L, 3-2 L, Jason Rhoten (MSU) - 14-4 W, John Dirksen (SCSU) - 3-2 L, Mathias Bitz (NDSU) - 2-1 (tb) L, Christopher Bennett (AFA) 5-3

Dustin Uhland (141/149 lbs.) - 8-8 L, Travis Ayers (JC) - 13-5 W, Travis Piatt (Unatt.) - Fall 1:59 W, Joey Koppenhafer (Unatt.) - ? W, Drew Stolzman (Unatt.) - ? L, Luke Salazer (Unatt.) - ? W, Chris Mendez (CUWC) - Fall 1:30 L, R.C. LaHaye (WSC) - L, 4-2 L, Nathan Picher (CSM) - 5-2 W, Mike Scott (FHSU) - 11-4 W, Mike Gruber (AFAP) - 9-3 L, Bobby Vaughan (FHSU) - 4-1 L, Matt True (UNK) - 8-7 W, Buster Johnson (CCC) - 7-2 W, Rusty McElroy (UNK) - Tech Fall L, Paul Turco (UNK) - 5-2 L, Nathan Pilcher (CSM) - 6-4

Joe Green (149/157 lbs.) - 0-6 L, Aaron Thompson (ASC) - 6-3 L, Steve Turco (CSM) - ? L, Nathan Peterson (CSM) - 18-3 L, Paul Peterson (UW) - 5-0 L, Nick Blanchard - Fall 1:59 L, Trent Shank - Fall 5:34

Matthew Harshman (149 lbs.) - 10-8 L, Scott Thometz (Unatt.) - 10-1 W, Brian Kinsella (CSM) - 9-6 W, Danny Ogden (ASC) - ? W, Steve Turco (CSM) - ? L, Mark Reavley (UNC) - ? W, Paul Peterson (UW) - 6-4 W, Drew Stozman (CSM) - 8-0 L, Travis Elliot (AFA) - 6-3 W, Brian Kinsella (CSM) - 8-1 L, Mikell Surber (UNC) - 8-2 W, Adrian Ortiz-Lacaden (MBU - 10-1 W, Brad Lies (LCC) - 7-3 L, Brendon Pfizenmaier - 8-3 L, Jared Webster (CSC) - 7-3 W, Matt Perry (UNO) - ? L, Jared Webster (CSC) - 5-1 W, Ben Wilcox (DC) - 11-2 L, Jake Frescheiser (UNK) - 16-8

Loren Hutchins (149 lbs.) - 8-3 W, Brian Kinsella (CSM) - 11-7 W, Branson Meis (ASC) - 3-2 W, Ryan Brewer (AFA) - 6-2 W, Travis Elliot (AFA) - 12-0 L, Andy Messersmith (ASC) - 11-6 (2nd) W, Jared Barnes (SDSU) - 7-5 L, Matt Cox (Cal-POLY) - 7-4 W, Cleveland Berto (SFSU) - 13-8 W, David Wolf (VMI) - Fall, 1:27 W, Frank Gill (Brown) - 11-0 L, Keri Stanley (N. Idaho) - 7-5

Jarrett Mahoney (149 lbs.) - 2-6 L, Dustyn Azure (MSN) - Fall 2:40 W, Manuel Gellardo (TWWC) - 9-7 L, Dave Welanko (ASC) - Fall 3:11 W, Joey Maurello (TWC) - Fall 1:34 L, Andy Messersmith (ASC) - 7-2 L, Dan Ogden (ASC) - 8-4 L, Brandon Pfizenmaier (UNK) - Fall 24 L, Adam Monroe (HU) - 5-2

Mark Reavley (149 lbs.) - 3-2 W, Scott Koppenhafer (Unatt.) - 3-0 L, Brandon Meis (Unatt.) - ? W, Matthew Harshman (UNC) - ? W, Travis Ayers (JC) - ? L, Mikell Surber (UNC) - ?

Frankie Saenz (149 lbs.) - 1-2 W, Stephen Turco (CSM) - 12-8 L, Andy Messersmith (ASC) - 7-2 L, Dave Welanko (ASC) - Fall 2:09

Jared Spry (149 lbs.) - 7-2 L, Collin Robertson (BS) - 8-3 W, Cory Aragon (CUWC) - Fall 1:39 W, Dan Shaw (Unatt.) - Fall 3:05 W, Josh Peterson (AFA) - 18-6 L, Thad Trujillo (UW) - 1-0 W, Hannon Hisek (MSU) - 10-6 W, Justin Werk (SCSU) - Fall 4:59 W, Zach Stevens (NDSU) - 7-4 W, Josh Peterson (AFA) - 20-7

Mikell Surber (149 lbs.) - 15-5 W, Jason Yolton (TWWC) - Fall 1:04 W, Steve Turco (CSM) - ? W, Luke Salazar (Unatt.) - ? L, Glen Shaw (Unatt.) - ? W, Mark Reavley (UNC) - ? W, Luke Salazer (Unatt.) ? (3rd) L, Aaron Thompson (ASC) - 8-4 W, Chris Zimmerman (UNC) - 8-5 W, Paul Peterson (UW) - 6-4 W, Ryan Brewer (AFA) - 7-3 W, Matthew Harshman (UNC) - 8-2 L, Nathan Peterson (CSM) - 5-3 L, Brendon Pfizenmaier (UNK) - ? W, Jeff Pelehac (AFAP) - 12-3 W, Travis VanVieck (LCC) - 13-10 W, A. Ortiz-Lacaden (MBU) - Fall 3:35 W, Travis Elliott (AFA) - 16-4 W, Jared Webster (CSC) - 10-4 W, Kyle Shelton (OSU) - 7-4 L, Jack Quintana (WSC) - 6-3 (4th)

Chris Zimmerman (149/157 lbs.) - 0-8 L, Jaren Webster (Unatt.) - Fall 1:30 L, Zach Haynes (Unatt.) - ? L, Travis Elliot (AFA) - 10-9 L, Mikell Surber (UNC) - 8-5 L, Kyle Shelton (OSU) - Fall 2:15 L, Brad Lies (LCC) - 13-5 L, Dalton - Fall 1:18 L, Jobe - 8-0

Jason Smith (157 lbs.) - 0-2 L, Tyler Lancaster (WSC) - 5-2 L, Clay Cuida (Unatt.) - 4-2

Brody Olson (157/165 lbs.) - 18-6 W, Blaine Brown (AFA) - 9-7 W, Greg Chirieleson (CSM) - 4-2 L, Nate Ploehn (BS) - Tiebreaker W, Blaine Brown (AFA) - 11-5 W, Trevor Murray (UW) - 4-3 (3rd) W, Andrew Harris (AFA) - 26-11 W, K.C. Weitman (WSC) - 7-2 W, Beau Tresemer (AFA) - 16-7 W, Blain Brown (AFA) - 13-7 (1st) W, Joe Kenton (SDSU) - 7-5 W, Bobby Mantle (MSU-North.) - 12-6 L, Luke Becker (Minn.) - 14-5 W, Jim Medeiros (Fresno St.) - 6-4 W, Jerod Goodwin (C. Okla.) - 13-7 L, Alex Tirapelle (Illinois) - 11-0 W, Joe Sramek (FHSU) - 19-11 W, JD Naig (UNO) - 9-8 L, Leister Bowling (DC) - 2-1 W, Jordan Johnson (CSC) - 3-2 W, JD Naig (UNO) - 3-2 (3rd) L, Cory Beckman (MSU) - 5-4 W, Dan Duch (SCSU) - 11-5 L, Paul Carlson (NDSU) - 3-1 W, Tanner Betsinger (AFA) - 25-10

Jeff Wolverton (157 lbs.) - 2-6 L, Dusty Vaughn (Unatt.) - 10-1 W, Joe Hemelt (CSM) - 3-1 W, Wes Isreal (CUWC) - 10-5 L, Peter Jensen (CSM) - Fall 3:26 L, Tanner Betsinger (AFA) - 7-3 L, Kirk Henry (AFA) - 3-2 L, Henry Martinez - 7-2 L, Classon (CSC) - 17-2

Jared Deaguero (165/174 lbs.) - 5-4 W, David Waters (MSN) - 19-2 W, Zane Hershey (AFA) - 17-1 W, Joe Woods (NWC) - 9-2 W, Jacob Lillich (AFA) - 5-2 (1st) L, Mark Ludlow (UNO) - 6-4 L, Jake Emerick (MSU) - 10-8 L, Matt Neumueller (SCSU) - 3-2 L, Mike Fiedler (NDSU) - 6-5 W, Blaine Brown (AFA) - 9-3

Nick Cummings (165 lbs.) - 0-6 L, Ryan Goodman (Unatt.) - 4-2 L, Jimmy Moore (Unatt.) - 5-2 L, Blaine Brown (AFA) - 17-6 L, K.C. Weitman (WSC) - 10-3 L, Chris Kinsella (UNO) - ? L, Joe Sramek (FHSU) - 11-3

Nathan Lonsway (165 lbs.) - 1-3 L, Tyler Bryant (SDSU) - 16-6 W, Travis Bull (W. Wyo.) - Fall 3:48 L, Blaine Brown (AFA) - 14-8 L, John Zamora (N. Idaho) - 4-3

Tanner Linsacum (174/184 lbs.) - 11-9 W, Anthony Johnson (Unatt.) - 9-7 W, Dillon Wagner (WSC) - 6-4 W, Casey Woodall (Unatt.) - 13-5 L, Eric Smith (Unatt.) - 6-5 (2nd) W, Corey Shropshire (ASC) - Fall 3:34 W, Josh McCrary (AFA) - 3-2 L, Mark Dubrovich (CSM) - 14-5 (2nd) L, Bryan Cowdin (SDSU) - 18-4 L, Blake Kaplan (Ohio St.) - 10-2 W, Elgin McCurdy (W. Wyo.) - 10-0 L, Quinn Collett (Portland St.) - 10-0 W, Jake Schluekebier (CSC) - 11-4 L, Bob Edmonds (UNO) - 7-6 W, Derek Thorton (CSC) - Fall 5:58 W, Matt Bates (Unatt.) - 10-3 L, Brent Pankoke (UNK) - 5-2 L, Jon Diercks (MSU) - 9-6 W, Tate Wheeler (SCSU) - 10-7 W, Thad Pike (NDSU) - 6-3 L, Samuel Sherertz (AFA) - 9-4

B.J. Malcom (174/184 lbs.) - 2-8 L, Josh McCrary (AFA) - 17-0 W, Dean Duran (WSC) - 6-5 L, Luke Lefever (AFA) - Fall 5:50 L, Will Watson (AFA) - 6-1 L, Luke Lefever (AFA) - 6-4 L, Dillon Waggoner (WSC) - Fall 6:30 L, Jeff Johson (BC) - 8-1 L, Erich Singer (FHSU) - 5-0 W, Nick Ostmeyer (BC) - 3-0 L, Matt Bates (Unatt.) - 4-3

Cole Allison (184 lbs.) - 7-12 W, Ricky Robbins (Unatt.) - Fall 3:20 W, Cody Mumma (Unatt.) - 8-2 L, Eric Smith (Unatt.) - 2-1 L, Josh Vialpondo (Unatt.) - 7-1 W, Brendon McLeon (AFA) - 1-0 L, Mark Dubrovich (CSM) - 7-3 W, Frank Cornellie (Unatt.) - 11-5 L, Luke Lefever (AFA) - 2-1 (4th) L, Scott King (SDSU) - 8-4 L, Nick Webster (GMU) - Fall 3:41 L, Mike Lester (MSU-North.) - 9-5 W, Chris Egan (DC) - Fall 0:48 W, Ricky Robbins - Fall 0:12 L, Zach Stalder (UNO) - 13-4 L, Ben Holscher (CSC) - 5-1 L, Joel Schrimpf (MSU) - 5-3 L, Jon Duncombe (SCSU) - 11-5 L, Nate Pesta (NDSU) - 5-3 W, Brenden McLean (AFA) - 3-2

Jeremy Gilkerson (197 lbs.) - 0-2 L, Mike Engelmann (MSU) - Fall 4:51 L, Luke Pohlmeier (SCSU) - 12-3

Jeremy Sears (197 lbs.) - 2-4 L, Emmett Wilson (MSN) - 23-6 L, Tucker Downey (NIC) - 4-2 W, William Kuenzler (Unatt.) - Fall 3:24 W, Kurt Skarstedt (AFA) - 7-3 L, Ryan Kaiser (AFA) - 3-1 L, Tim Boldt (SDSU) - 8-2

Dusty Hoffschneider (HWT.) - 2-2 W, Paul Svien (MSU) - 8-0 L, Dustin Darveaux (SCSU) - 8-4 W, Joe Bryce (NDSU) - 4-0 L, Kevin Hoy (AFA) - 10-6

Tony Schunke (HWT) - 12-5 L, Jacob McGinnis (BS) - 7-3 W, Israel Silva (NIC) - 10-3 W, Dustin Sullivan (ASC) - 17-9 W, Dathan Miller (Unatt.) - 3-1 L, Matt Carter (MSN) - 10-8 (4th) W, Rio Mayo (CCC) - Fall 3:30 W, Blake Wilson (WSC) - 7-2 (1st) W, Cody Nehl (SDSU) - 11-1 W, Shannon Ford (CCC) - Fall 6:53 L, Kevin Hoy (AFA) - 12-1 W, Brent Miller (W. Va.) - 2-1 W, Joe Bryce (NDSU) - 3-2 L, Boe Rushton (Boise St.) - 8-3 W, Andrew Ubban (FHSU) - 9-5 L, Les Sigman (UNO) - 15-3 W, Drew Sevein (UW) - 3-2 W, Lance Tolstedt (UNO) - 5-4 (3rd)