Jan 11, 2020 4:29 PM

T-Bird wrestling drops pair off duals at NJCAA Coaches Duals

Posted Jan 11, 2020 4:29 PM

MIAMI, Okla. – Seeing their first action of 2020, the number 25-ranked Cloud County Community College wrestling team would open the NJCAA Coaches Duals with a pair of defeats to number 20 Iowa Lakes and number 22 Colby Community College at the Student Activities Center on the campus of Northeast Oklahoma A&M in Miami, Oklahoma on Friday.

Starting the day off against the Lakers, Cloud County would face an early hole as the dual would start at 157 pounds with the T-Birds having open weight classes at 157 and 165 pounds. Falls at both 174 and 184 pounds would give the Lakers a commanding 24-0 lead after four matches as another open weight class at 197 pounds would allow ILCC to go up 30-0 going into the heavyweight match. Elwin Trejo would get Cloud County on the scoreboard with a 53 second fall over Jose Concepcion and Blayne Harris would follow things up with an 8-2 decision at 125 pounds. The two victories for Cloud County would wind up being all that the T-Birds would get in the dual however as a fall at 133 pounds, major decision at 141 pounds, and technical fall at 149 pounds gave the Lakers a 45-9 victory.

In their match with the Trojans, the dual would start at the 174 pound weight class with Dante Harper dropping a 15-11 decision before Micah Sterling would respond with a fall over Aiden Smith in a time of 3:31 at 184 pounds. An open weight class for the T-Birds at 197 allowed the Trojans to reclaim the lead at 9-6, but Cloud County would get the six points back as Colby would not have a wrestler at the 285 pound weight class. The CCCC lead would grow 16-9 as Harris would earn a 14-1 major decision over Zach Tucker, but it would be the Trojans who would earn falls in matches at 133 pounds and 141 pounds to go up 21-16. A 13-4 major decision victory for Colby at 149 pounds would seal the match as Cloud County would not have a wrestler for the final scheduled bout at 165 pounds as the T-Birds finished off the match with a Nate Normandin fall at 157 pounds to fall by a score of 31-22.

What's next?

The NJCAA Coaches duals will finish up Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. as the T-Birds will take on opponents that will be determined following the rest of today's action. The 15-team dual tournament features numerous top-25 teams and five Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference schools.


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Shockers take on UConn Huskies in Hartford Sunday

WICHITA -- The Wichita State Shockers (14-1, 2-0 and ranked No. 23 in both the Associated Press and USA Today Coaches Polls) travel to the XL Center in Hartford, Conn., on Sunday for an American Athletic Conference matchup against the UConn Huskies (10-5, 1-2).

Sunday’s matchup airs nationally on CBS Sports Network and live in more than 150 U.S. markets via the CBS All Access subscription service, with additional coverage on cbssports.com and the CBS Sports app. Andrew Catalon (pbp), Pete Gillen (WSU analyst) & Steve Lappas (UConn analyst) have the call.

Mike Kennedy and Bob Hull describe the action on KEYN 103.7 FM and online at goshockers.com/listen. Kennedy, who is now in his 40th year as Voice of the Shockers, will call is 1,243rd consecutive game.