UNC Weekly Wrestling Release
Viva Las Vegas:
The UNC wrestling squad will head west this weekend for the traditonally-tough Cliff Keen Las Vegas Collegiate Wrestling Invitational. UNC will likely face its toughest tests of the season at the meet as many of the squads are full-fledged Division I school's. Ten of the nation's top-25 teams will be in actiong including No. 1 Illinois, No. 6 Missouri, No. 7 Michigan, No. 8 Minnesota, No. 9 Nebraska, No. 11 West Virginia, No. 17 Arizona State, No. 19 Ohio State, No. 21 Purdue and No. 24 Edinboro. Here is a complete list of this year's teams competing in the Cliff Keen Invite: Adams State College, Arizona State University, Augustana College, Brown University, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Cal State Bakersfield, Cal State Fullerton, California Davis, Central Oklahoma, Central Washington University, Columbia University, Dana College, Eastern Michigan University, Edinboro University, Fresno State University, George Mason University, Harvard University, Illinois, Lassen College, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri Valley College, Missouri, Montana State University-Northern , Nebraska, Neosha County Community College, North Carolina State University, North Dakota State University, North Idaho College, Northern Colorado, Northwest College, Ohio State Universitym Portland State University, Purdue University, San Francisco State University, South Dakota State, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Military Academy, Utah Valley State College, Virginia Tech, West Virginia University, Western State College, Wyoming, University.
Bears Earn 8 Top-4 Finishes at the UNC Open:
The University of Northern Colorado wrestling team notched eight top-4 finishes at the Mr. Goodcents UNC Open on Nov. 22. Tanner Linsacum was the lone champ for the Bears as he claimed the 184-pound title. Linsacum was an All-American in 2002 after a 5th-place finish at the national championships. Mark Hastings took second place in the 133-pound weight class. Hastings was a national qualifier in 2002. Kyle Kaiser (133), Shawn Hart (174) and Loren Hutchins (149) all took third place honors at the home meet. Kyle LeValley (141), Mikell Surber (157) and Matt Archbold (165) tallied fourth-place finishes at the meet. Former UNC wrestler and current assistant coach Brody Olson won his second title of the year by claiming the 174-pound championship. Olson also took first at the Cowboy Open in the same 174-pound weight class.
White Nabs Pin Champ Title:
Freshman Johnny White (Colorado Springs, Colo./Ellicott HS) took home the pin champ title at the Mr. Goodcents UNC Open. White tallied three total pins to win the crown.
Maughan Closes In On Victory No. 100:
UNC head coach Jack Maughan is closing in on his 100th career victory. Maughan has tallied 97 career wins in his 17 years as the Bears' head coach. UNC's first dual meet of the year will be Jan. 11 at Oregon State.
UNC Head Coach Jack Maughan:
Entering his 17th year at UNC, head coach Jack Maughan will begin a new era as the Bears re-enter the Division I ranks after a more than 30-year absence. UNC competed at the Division I level in wrestling in the up until the early 1970s. With the Bears competing as an Independent school, Maughan will hope to be instrumental in forming a new wrestling conference with neighboring rivals Wyoming and Air Force along with former North Central Conference rivals North Dakota State and South Dakota State. In the Bears' final year as a Division II school in 2002, Maughan and the Bears finished 3rd in the North Central Conference championships and 7th in the nation at the NCAA Div. II National Championships in Wheeling, W.Va. During Maughan's 16-year tenure, the Bears have produced three NCAA champions, five runners-up and 46 All-America performers. As a team, UNC has finished among the nation's top-10 seven times, including third- and fourth-place finishes in 1991 and 1992, respectively, and an eighth-place finish in 1997 and 1998. The Bears notched a 5th place finish in 1996 and a 7th place finish in 2002. Maughan's dual-meet record is 97-114-1.
Makoto Norris (125 lbs.) - 2-2 L, Zach Valdez (AFP), 7-5 W, Devon Bruntz (UNC), 7-3 W, Nick Medina (WSC), 7-6 L, Matt Torrez (NWC), Fall 2:49
Charles Nunley (125 lbs.) - 1-4 L, Seth Wright (NWC), Fall 3:24 W, Tim Brown (NWC), 14-6 L, Nick Medina (WSC), 6-4 L, David Lee (CSM), 5-3 L, Nick Medina (WSC), Fall 1:57
Matt Cortez (133 lbs.) - 6-1 L, Lorenzo Moreno (ASC), 10-6 W, Richard Lorh (UNC), 3-1 W, Danny Mainus (Unatt.), 10-3 W, Bill Schuch (WSC), 3-2 W, Brady Walter (FHSU), 8-6 W, Tyler Wilcox (WWCC), Fall 1:56 W, Kyle Kaiser (UNC), 7-4
Tyler Haner (133 lbs.) - 0-2 L, Seth Groff (CSC), 8-2 L, Johnny Lugo (ORE), 10-5 L, Simon Engelbert (WSC), 8-3 L, Garrett Eller (CSM), 7-3
Mark Hastings (133 lbs.) - 4-3 L, Caleb Schaeffer (MSU-N), Fall 2:57 W, Dereck Mainus (FHSU), 11-0 L, Seth Groff (CSC), 5-1 W, Lorenzo Mereno (ASC), Fall 3:09 W, Richard Lohr (UNC), Fall 3:59 W, Beau Hessler (UNC), 7-1 L, Pat Sharp (NWC), 6-0
Beau Hessler (133 lbs.) - 4-4 W, Lyle Evans (WWCC), 3-1 W, Bill Schuch (WSC), 4-3 L, Seth Weatherman (AFA), 7-2 L, Kyle Kaiser (UNC), 9-6 W, Randy Putnam (NWC), 15-7 W, Aaron Eddens (WSC), 7-5 L, Mark Hastings (UNC), 7-1 L, Seth Weatherman (AFA), 14-5
Kyle Kaiser (133 lbs.) - 10-3 W, Brady Walter (FHSU), 10-3 L, Tyler Wilcox (WWCC), 4-3 W, Garrett Eller (CSM), 9-6 W, Jonah Stewart (WSC), 6-4 W, Beau Hessler (UNC), 9-6 L, Matt Cortez (UNC), 7-4 L, Pat Sharp (NWC), 13-2 W, Hans Hansen (WSC), 11-2 W, Garrett Eller (CSM), 11-4 W, Aaron Eddens (WSC), 10-3 W, Brandon Strong (AFA), Fall 4:12 W, Kyle Swenson (UNC), Forfeit W, Seth Weatherman (AFA), 12-2
Richard Lohr (133 lbs.) - 3-4 W, Brandon Prioreschi (CSM), 4-1 L, Tom Huntington (NWC), Fall 5:04 L, Matt Cortez (UNC), 3-1 W, Garrett Eller (CSM), 11-0 W, Jonah Stewart (WSC), 14-3 L, Mark Hastings (UNC), Fall 3:59 L, Brandon Strong (AFA), 12-3
Kyle Swenson (133 lbs.) - 2-0 W, Brandon Prioreschi (CSM), Fall 1:09 W, Thomas Huntington (NWC), 7-5
Kyle LeValley (141 lbs.) - 8-3 W, Sean Mullins (Unatt.), 9-2 W, Chris Ferraro (CSM), 6-2 W, Jason Hull (WSC), Fall 0:37 W, Matt Crippes (AFA), 5-1 L, Nate Pilcher (CSM), 7-3 W, Dan Edwards (ASC), 16-0 W, Jake Johnston (Unatt.), Fall 3:40 W, Jesse Breinholt (UVSC), 6-0 L, Matt Benza (AFA), 10-2 W, Jason Hull (WSC), 6-0 L, Nate Pilcher (CSM), 7-3
Jarrett Mahoney (141 lbs.) - 3-4 L, R.C. LaHaye (WSC), 10-2 L, Jesse Mortensen (UVSC), 11-9 L, Brian Pitts (ASC), 13-6 W, Chris Ferraro (CSM), 7-5 W, Mel Oliveras (Unatt.), Fall 1:03 W, Jesse Breinholt (UVSC), 7-4 L, Nate Pilcher (CSM), 5-2
Loren Hutchins (149 lbs.) - 5-3 W, Lance Nelson (MSU-N), 11-8 L, Adrian Jiron (WSC), 12-3 L, Brandon Meis (ASC), 10-5 W, Chris Nissen (AFA), 11-1 W, Camille Dupont (WSC), 7-5 L, Nathan Peterson (CSM), 11-7 W, Luke Salazer (NWC), 7-6 W, C.J. Rathjen (NWC), 16-0
Dustin Uhland (149 lbs.) - 5-4 W, Edgar Diaz (ASC), Fall 4:39 W, Brian Anderson (UVSC), 1-0 W, Bridger Lord (AFA), 10-4 L, Ryan Hall (MSU-N), 5-3 W, Dale Seley (MSU-N), 8-7 L, Eric Luedke (CCC), 8-0 W, Steve Turco (CSM), 13-8 L, C.J. Rathjen (NWC), 5-2 L, Luke Salazar (NWC), 11-3
Sean Coughlin (157 lbs.) - 3-4 L, Quinn Donnell (WSC), 7-0 W, John Olivas (UNC), 8-7 W, Matt Laminger (BSU), Fall 1:15 L, Dale Seley (MSU-N), Fall 0:55 W, Justin Mullings (CSM), 4-1 L, Travis Piatt (NWC), 5-0 L, Quinn Donnell (WSC), 6-2
Matt Harshman (157 lbs.) - 7-4 L, Travis Peak (CSC), 2-1 W, Mike Badicke (ORE), 3-1 W, Ross Harkvider (CSM), 13-4 W, Bobby Singleton (NWC), 11-3 W, Jacob Wright (NWC), 7-4 L, Ben Cherrington (BSU), Fall 4:45 W, Rick Rank (CSM), 9-4 W, Bridger Lord (AFA), 7-3 W, Brett Del Balso (CUWC), 3-0 L, Justin Gabbard (AFA), 3-2 L, Mikell Surber (UNC), 7-2
Nathan Lonsway (157 lbs.) - 1-1 L, Justin Gabbard (AFA), 5-2 W, Brian Stolzmann (CSM), Fall 5:44
Mikell Surber (157 lbs.) - 7-4 W, Bobby Singleton (NWC), 7-5 L, Wayne Watts (UVSC), 5-4 L, Scott Woods (ORE), 9-4 W, Bobby Singleton (NWC), 7-2 L, Jack Quintana (WSC), 9-6 W, Chris Riding (NWC), 9-2 W, Luke Sapp (CSM), 13-4 W, Travis Paitt (NWC), 13-4 W, Cort Peterson (NWC), 16-4 W, Matt Harshman (UNC), 7-2 L, Wayne Watts (UVSC), 6-2
Mark Reavley (157 lbs.) - 3-4 L, Jacob Wright (NWC), 8-6 W, Tanner Betsinger (AFA), 2-0 L, Jared Webster (CSC), 9-2 W, Luke Sapp (CSM), 18-1 L, Josh Peterson (AFA), 8-4 W, Nathan Lonsway (UNC), Forfeit L, Wayne Watts (UVSC), 6-4
Chris Zimmerman (157 lbs.) - 0-2 L, Jared Webster (CSC), 9-4 L, Rick Rank (CSM), 10-5
Matt Archbold (165 lbs.) - 5-4 L, Joey Brocamonte (ORE), Fall 2:37 W, Kade Catunia (NWC), 6-1 L, Russell Brunson (BSU), 19-8 W, Tyler Lancaster (WSC), 9-4 L, Beau Tresemer (AFA0, Fall 3:34 W, Kevin Contreras (WSC), 15-0 W, Jimmy Moore (WYO), Forfeit W, Adam Swift (AFA), 6-1 L, Beau Tresemer (AFA), 17-4
Matt Stewart (165 lbs.) - 2-4 W, Brent Baker (CSM), 8-4 L, Travis Buhl (WWCC), 18-0 W, Ryan Goodman (WYO), 5-2 L, Jonathan Koch (AFA), Fall 1:59 L, Kade Caturia (NWC), 9-2 L, Johnny White (UNC), Fall 5:37
Johnny White (165 lbs.) - 3-4 L, Zach Cornett (CSM), 3-2 L, Jonathan Koch (AFA), Fall 5:20 W, Tyler Tritz (AFP), Fall 2:16 L, James Reynolds (ASC), 10-6 W, Matt Stewart (UNC), Fall 5:37 W, Kirby Beegles (CUWC), Fall 2:14 L, Kade Caturia (NWC), 13-3
Zach Broughton (174 lbs.) - 1-1 W, Nick McGovern (FHSU), 11-2 L, Jacob Lillich (AFA), Fall 1:02
Alex Joseph (174 lbs.) - 9-3 L, Carson Kleinfeldt (NWC), Fall 2:52 W, Cole Gorton (UNC), 12-7 W, Trevor Anderson (URC), 5-0 W, Nathan Kimberlin (UNC), 7-4 W, Jon Westerby (CSC), 13-5 W, Casey Wooden (ASC), Fall 1:24 W, Matt Trout (WSC), 12-7 W, Conrad Yaney (CUWC), 7-5 L, Jacob Lillich (AFA), 7-1 W, Brando Risk (CUWC), Fall 2:51 W, Phil Allen (ASC), 10-8 L, Darin Harris (UVSC), 6-4 OT
Shawn Hart (174 lbs.) - 7-1 W, Ryan Vincent (JC), 12-0 W, Matt Trout (WSC), Fall 3:11 W, Casey Wooden (ASC), 10-2 W, Carson Kleinfeldt (NWC), 5-2 W, Pete Julander (NWC), 3-1 L, Jacob Lillich (AFA), 2-0 W, Trevor Moss (NWC), 8-1 W, Darin Harris (UVSC), Fall 5:04
Tanner Linsacum (184 lbs.) - 8-2 W, Blake Winter (CSM), 15-0 L, Robert Roszkiewiez (NWC), 5-3 W, Derven Cooper UVSC), 7-4 W, Brian King (FHSU), 9-1 W, Luke Lefever (AFA), 7-5 L, Robert Roszkiewiez (NWC), 9-5 W, Jason Sams (Unatt.), Fall 2:58 W, Dillon Waggoner (WSC), 3-0 W, Matt Trout (WSC), 6-5 W, Carson Kleinfeldt (NWC), 10-4
Cole Allison (197 lbs.) - 2-2 W, Derven Cooper (UVSC), 8-4 L, Luke Lefever (AFA), 6-1 W, Blake Winter (CSM), Fall 1:40 L, Brenden McLain (AFA), 4-3
Reece Hopkin (197 lbs.) - 4-0 W, Nathan Bernatow (NWC), 3-2 W, Mazi Burke (MSU-N), 5-4 W, Jake Severn (WYO), 14-2 W, Ricky Robbins (WYO), Fall 1:09
Nathan Fox (HWT.) - 4-1 L, Derek Thompson (CSM), 11-4 W, Heath Robinson (WSC), Fall 0:29 W, Cale Bickerdyke (CSC), 5-2 W, Kurt Skarstedt (AFA) 7-2 W, Billy Green (UVSC), 5-3
Rio Mayo (HWT.) - 0-2 L, Dustin Sullivan (ASC), 10-0 L, Jake Leir (ORE), 6-1