Diggers Take Down Trojans In 31-15 Dual Victory
GOLDEN – Led by a pinfall victory by Justin Frazer and a major decision victory by Austin Cordova, the Colorado School of Mines wrestling team posted a 31-15 victory over Colby Community College on Thursday evening at Volk Gymnasium in Golden.
Mines (1-0) also got decision victories from Luis Gurule (125), David Turnbull (149) and Paul Wilson (197), while Elias Arias (141) and Ryan Swanson (184) captured 12 total points for the squad via forfeit victories.
Mines took a 3-0 lead on Gurule's 10-4 decision victory over Sebastian Nehls in the opening bout before CCC took its first and only lead of the match with a pinfall victory by Josh Martinez over Robby Schultheis in the 133-pound match to go up 6-3.
Arias' forfeit victory put the Orediggers back up front at 9-6, before three-straight victories by Turnbull (3-1), Cordova (11-2) and Frazer (6:24) quickly pushed the Mines' lead to 22-6.
CCC trimmed Mines' lead to 22-9 with a 5-0 decision by Brian Wood over Chance Davis at 174, but Swanson's forfeit victory coupled with Wilson's 6-0 win pushed the lead back out to 31-9.
CCC's Xavier Fisher closed out the match with a third-round pin over Alex MacKenzie to bring the score to final at 31-15.
Mines will next be in action on January 3 when the squad travels to face California Baptist in a nonconference dual in Riverside, Calif.
Mines 31, CCC 15 - Bout-by-Bout Dual Results
125: Luis Gurule (Mines) won by decision over Sebastian Nehls (CCC) 10-4. (3-0 Mines)
133: Josh Martinez (CCC) won by pin over Robby Schultheis (Mines) 2:52. (6-3 CCC)
141: Elias Arias (Mines) won by forfeit. (9-6 Mines)
149: David Turnbull (Mines) won by decision over Elijah Cook (CCC) 3-1. (12-6 Mines)
157: Austin Cordova (Mines) won by major decision over Brandon Vasquez (CCC) 11-2. (16-6 Mines)
165: Justin Frazer (Mines) won by pin over Bryce Lewis (CCC) 6:24. (22-6 Mines)
174: Brian Wood (CCC) won by decision over Chance Davis (Mines) 5-0. (22-9 Mines)
184: Ryan Swanson (Mines) won by forfeit. (28-9 Mines)
197: Paul Wilson (Mines) won by decision over Cash Drylie (CC) 6-0. (31-9 Mines)
285: Xavier Fisher (CCC) won by pin over Alex MacKenzie (Mines) 6:01. (31-15 Mines)