Wrestling Defeats North Dakota State, 21-18
Jan. 26, 2008
Senior heavyweight Reece Hopkin got the Bears on the board, shutting out Tyler Hemmesch 15-0 for the 9-5 team score. Sophomore 125-pounder Tony Mustari kept things going, winning a 5-3 decision over Eric Hoffman, avenging a pair of losses last year as the Bears pulled within one, 9-8.
"I'm very proud of how Blayze Bahe and Richard Lohr finished their matches," said Maughan. You have to win in the third period to win matches and was proud of how they wrestled at the end, even though they didn't win."
Junior Daniel Prater held an early lead over Andrey Patselov, but saw it slip away with just 1:07 left on the clock as Patselov recorded a takedown and then a nearfall to lead 7-6. With eight ticks left, Prater got a reversal to win 8-7 and pull NC back within four, 15-11.
Next on the mat was Rocco Depaolo, wrestling up a weight class. He lost an 8-2 decision to Adam Aho and the Bears were down again by seven, 18-11.
Junior Devan Lewis had a huge day, pinning Mike Quamme in 2:10 after trailing early 2-0 and brought
Maughan is now 2-19-1 all-time against his father,
Northern Colorado will now take 12 days off from competition, returning to the mats on Feb. 8 as the Bears host