Wrestlers Roar To 32-6 Win Over Visiting Colorado Mines
The University of Northern Colorado wrestling team took care of another in-state rival on Saturday night in Butler-Hancock Hall as the Bears scored a 32-6 triumph over the Colorado School of Mines.
The Bears started early and often with the wins on Saturday night and jumped to a 22-0 lead at the intermission. Freshman Mark Hastings (125 lbs.) started things off in style with an 8-3 win over Jessee Blattner.
Freshman Kyle Swenson (133 lbs.) continued the Bears momentum and got the home fans going with a pin over Dustin Bennetts in the first period (2:57). Junior Ronnie Stafford (141 lbs.) broke out of a two-match losing streak with a 5-3 triumph over Lincoln Thomas.
Junior Loren Hutchins (149 lbs.) put on a quite a show with an 18-6 win over Brian Kinsella and his major decision put UNC up 16-0.
Senior Brody Olson (ranked 3rd at 157 lbs.) took care of business in the third period when he stuck Ross Harkrider with 1:03 left in the match. Olson's pin and win gives him 93 overall wins as a Bear.
Mines got on the board at 165 lbs. when Greg Chirieleison tallied a 3-2 win over Jared Deaguero. The match was tied 2-2 before Chirieleison earned a riding time point to win the match.
The Bears' Tanner Linsacum ended any thought of a Mines' comeback with a solid 15-8 triumph at 174 pounds. Mines Mark Dubrovich earned a 9-5 win over Cole Allison but that was the final win of the night for the Orediggers.
Jeremy Gilkerson tallied his first win of the year with a 12-4 major decision over Robert Black. Redshirt freshman Dusty Hoffschneider completed the Bears' domination with a 9-4 win at heavyweight over Chuck Halstead.
UNC improved to 3-5 overall, while Mines fell to 0-8 on the season.
University of Northern Colorado Wrestling No. 16 University of Northern Colorado vs. Colorado School of Mines
February 1, 2003 - 7 p.m. Butler-Hancock Hall - Greeley, Colorado
Final Score: NORTHERN COLORADO 32 COLORADO MINES 6
Records: Northern Colorado: 3-5 -- Colorado Mines: 0-8 Attendance: 348 Referee: Dave Frisch
UNC CSM 125 Pounds: Mark Hastings (UNC) dec. Jessee Blattner (CSM), 8-3 3 0 Hastings is now 16-7 Blattner is now 6-16
133 Pounds: Kyle Swenson (UNC) fall Dustin Bennetts (CSM), 2:57 9 0 Swenson is now 13-10; Bennetts is now 5-11
141 Pounds: Ronnie Stafford (UNC) dec. Lincoln Thomas (CSM), 5-3 12 0 Stafford is now 8-10; Thomas is now 7-17
149 Pounds: Loren Hutchins (UNC) maj.dec. Brian Kinsella (CSM), 18-6 16 0 Hutchins is now 12-5; Kinsella is now 9-16
157 Pounds: #3 Brody Olson (UNC) fall Ross Harkrider (CSM), 5:57 22 0 Olson is now 21-9 ; Harkrider is now 1-7
165 Pounds: Greg Chirieleison (CSM), dec. Jared Deaguero (UNC), 3-2 22 3 Chirieleison is now 22-9; Deaguero is now 9-6
174 Pounds: Tanner Linsacum (UNC) dec. Jeremy Pollock (CSM),15-8 25 3 Linsacum is now 16-11; Pollock is now 9-19
184 Pounds: Mark Dubrovich (CSM) dec. Cole Allison (UNC), 9-5 25 6 Dubrovich is now 26-6; Allison is now 9-13
197 Pounds: Jeremy Gilkerson (UNC) maj. dec. Robert Black (CSM), 12-4 29 6 Gilkerson is now 1-4; Black is now 1-8
Heavyweight: Dusty Hoffschneider (UNC) dec. Chuck Halstead (CSM), 9-4 32 6 Hoffschneider is now 5-4; Halstead is now 8-5