CU Hosts SWC Championships and Qualifies 2 for Nationals
hosted the annual NCWA Southwest Conference Championships
on Saturday, Feb 24th on the CU campus. Colorado State came
away with 1st place honors for the second year in a row, dominating
the tournament by scoring 130 points. At one point CU stood
in second place, but a number of key losses put CU back in
the team score race to a respectable 5th place finish.
year's conference tournament was by far the most competitive
in recent history. Wrestlers from 14 different colleges competed
for a top-four finish and a chance to wrestle in the NCWA
National Tournament in Dallas. Justin Knag (149) and Jim Marek
(157) were the lone Buffs to register to wrestle at Nationals,
however John Martin (184) did take 2nd place to earn qualifier
status. John is unable to compete at Nationals due to prior
more Buffs may still qualify as wild-card entries. Alex Feinberg
(174), and Jesse Kim (125) finished in the top 6 of their
weight class and may still compete at Nationals if the weight
classes are not filled by wrestlers from other conferences.
CU will likely hear whether or not the wild-cards are granted
Perna (141) turned in his best performance of the season and
finished in the top 6 of his weight class as well, but will
not attempt to receive a wild-card bid due to prior obligations.
NCWA National Tournament will be held March 8-10 in Dallas.
For tickets or information visit www.ncwa.net.
CSU Defeats CU In Interstate Matchup
continued to dominate club wrestling in Colorado with a 42-9 victory
over the Univ. of Colorado on Tuesday night. CU was hindered by
3 forfeits which accounted for 18 of CSU's points, but was only
able to come away with 2 victories out of the 8 matches.
125, CU's Jesse Kim kept the match close for 2 periods and was
only down 8-5 at the beginning of the third, but was unable to
stop Jake Meng from scoring 2 3-point near falls and gaining a
bonus riding time point. The final score was 15-5.
133 pounds, Zach Schiffer was taken down and put on his back in
the first period, but overcame the deficit and scored a pin over
Aaron Quinlan at 4:40.
Perna, in his first match on CU's team, wrestled CSU captain Nick
Medina and was defeated 10-3 bringing the match score to 7-6 in
favor of CSU. But a forfeit at 149 put CU further behind. Jim
Marek then wrestlied a hard match against CSU's Larry Todd, who
took 5th place at last year's NCWA National Tournament. Jim scorred
a takedown and near fall in the second period and rode Todd for
the entire third period to pick up the riding time advantage.
The final score was 6-0 in favor of Marek.
was the final victory for CU. At 165 pounds, A.J. Patti defeated
Kirby Beegles by technical fall early in the second period. CU's
Alex Feinberg lost 8-1 against Scott Wiser. Malcolm Lamprecht,
wrestling up a weight class, was pinned by Steve Gerrard at 184
pounds. Bryan Gustavson was beaten by technical fall in the third
by Nathan Kimberlan. CU could not field any 235 or HWT wrestlers,
so CSU picked up an additional 12 points to finish the match.
number of exhibition matches were held after the main duel to
ensure that wrestlers from each team competed in at least one
match. the results are tabulated below.
duel, held in Boulder, was well attended by fans from both teams
and shows that club wrestling is continuing to gather support
in Colorado. The next competition for these teams is on Saturday,
Feb. 3rd at the 2nd Annual CU Open. The next weekend, both CU
and CSU will travel to Wyoming for a duel meet with Utah State
and Weber State. The NCWA Southwest Conference Tournament will
be hosted by CU on the Boulder Campus on Saturday Feb. 24th.
by Match Results:
125- Jake Meng (CSU) maj. dec.Jesse
133- Zach Schiffer (CU) pin Aaron Quinlan 4:40
141- Nick Medina (CSU) dec. T.J. Perna 10-3
149- Andy Harem (CSU) forf.
157- Jim Marek (CU) dec. Larry Todd 6-0
165- A.J. Patti (CSU) Tech. Kirby Beegles
174- Scott Wiser (CSU) dec. Alex Feinberg 8-1
184- Steve Gerrard (CSU) Fall Malcolm Lamprecht
197- Nathan Kimberlan (CSU) Tech. Bryan Gustavson
235- Ryan Bok (CSU) Forf.
HWT- John Mcgee (CSU) Forf.
Jake Meng (CSU) Fall Max Gardiner
Kelen Hughes (CSU) Fall Sergio Catillo
Aaron Quinlan (CSU) Tech. Jen Brioulette
Joe Olson (CSU) Fall Henry Perlman
Andy Harem (CSU) Tech. T.J. Perna
Jack Baum (CU) Fall Wade Henderson
Scott Wiser (CSU) Fall Brett Mehlman
CU Wins 2006 NCWA Southwest Conference Open
traveled to Arlington, TX this weekend and came away with a team
championship in the 9 team SW Conference Open Tournament. The
meet featured many of the squads that CU will face in the Conference
Championships in February. Kansas State came in second place behind
CU, followed by host UT-Arlington in third.
tournament featured 3 wrestlers from DI Oklahoma, 2 of which are
highly ranked and will compete in the NWCA All-Star Duel on November
20th. 3 wrestlers from CU matched up against the OU wrestlers,
including Sergio Castillo, who competed in his first wrestling
match ever this weekend.
CU grapplers placed in the top 4 of the tournament: Jesse Kim
(125), Zach Schiffer (141), Justin Knag (149), Jim Marek (157),
and Kirby Beegles (165).
Kim placed 3rd in a weight class that included the No. 1 ranked
125 pound wrestler in Division 1. Zach Schiffer was bumped up
to the 141 lb. weight class after being the only wrestler to weigh
in at 133. He fared well against heavier competition by finishing
in 2nd place. Justin Knag made it to the finals before taking
on the No. 2 149 pounder in Division 1. He finished with a second
place medal. Jim Marek built on his success from last weekend
by winning the 157 pound weight class. Kirby Beegles took 4th
competing at the meet were Sergio Castillo (125), Jen Brouillette
(125), Brett Mehlman (165), and Malcolm Lamprecht (174). Malcolm
was injured during his second match and was unable to compete
for the remainder of the tournament.
next time CU competes will be on Friday, December 8th in Fort
Collins against Colorado State. Exact time and location for the
meet has not been determined yet, but will be announced on our
web site within the next few weeks.