Spartan Wrestling 3-0 at Chicago Duals
Jan 2, 2016
CHICAGO, Ill. - The University of Dubuque wrestling team enjoyed a short Christmas break and returned to the mat at the 2016 Chicago Duals on Saturday, Jan. 2, and finished the day 3-0 after facing Manchester College (45-6), Ohio Northern (24-20), and UW-Oshkosh (30-6).
Strong finishes by many Spartans helped UD to a clean sweep. Those finishing with 3-0 records included: Julio Chavez earned two falls en route to finishing 3-0 at 125 lbs.; Stephen Rosenberg finished with a fall, a major decision and a decision at 133 lbs.; Jeremy Melendez captured a pair of falls and a decision at 141 lbs.; and Kody Krenz, two falls a decision at 157 lbs.
UD dominated Manchester College by collecting seven falls in the match with the quickest being Chavez in just :57 seconds over Alan Mock. The Spartans lost two close decisions at weight clases 174 and 184 by a 4-6 score. Collin Heidemann would fight his way into overtime at 184, but lost in the first overtime to Alex Roberts.
The Spartans wrestled Ohio Northern to a narrow 24-20 Spartan victory. UD started quick by winning the first five matches by three falls and two narrow decisions. Ohio Northern rallied to win the next five matches, but came up short despite claiming a technical fall and a fall in the 197 and 285 weight classes.
In the third round, the Spartans garnered quick wins by Chavez with a fall in 1:37 at 125 lbs. and a major decision by Rosenberg 13-3 at 133 lbs. Melendez captured the victory at 141 by a 7-2 decision. Adrian Collier lost his first match of the day in a slim 7-8 decision at 149 lbs. The Spartans would win five out of the next six matches to claim the dual.
The Spartans open up the Iowa Conference dual meet season on January 5 against the Simpson College Storm at 7:00 p.m.
2016 Chicago Duals on Saturday, January 2 - 1:00 PM
Dubuque 45, Manchester 6125 - Julio Chavez (UD) def. Alan Mock (MU), Fall (0:57)
133 - Stephen Rosenberg (UD) def. Kalib Jackson (MU), 10-5 decision
141 - Jeremy Melendez (UD) def. Chase Wilson (MU), Fall (4:19)
149 - Adrian Collier (UD) def. Josh Juarez (MU), Fall (4:08)
157 - Kody Krenz (UD) def. Alex Arney (MU), Fall (4:49)
165 - Frank Frassetto (UD) def. Bryce Roberts (MU), Fall (1:07)
174 - Dylan Lauffer (MU) def. Jonathan Denikas (UD), 6-4 decision
184 - Alex Roberts (MU) def. Collin Heidemann (UD), 6-4 decision (OT1)
197 - Cosmo Halwix (UD) def. Brian Clark (MU), Fall (4:14)
285 - Sawyer McCaffrey (UD) def. Nick Joyner (MU), Fall (1:58)
Dubuque 24, Ohio Northern 20
133 - Stephen Rosenberg (UD) def. Ryan Boulton (ONU), Fall (2:17)
141 - Jeremy Melendez (UD) def. Nathaniel Palmer (ONU), Fall (2:47)
149 - Adrian Collier (UD) def. Gavin Nelson (ONU), 4-1 decision
157 - Kody Krenz (UD) def. Clayton Davidson (ONU), Fall (2:14)
165 - Kyler Deeter (ONU) def. Jonathan Denikas (UD), 7-4 decision
174 – Austin Windle (ONU) def. Frank Frassetto (UD), 4-2 decision
184 - Ian Brown (ONU) def. Ethan Soderstrom (UD), 6-4 decision
197 - Evan Hickey (ONU) def. Cosmo Halwix (UD), 15-0 technical fall
285 - Kody Bellamy (ONU) def. Nolan Smith (UD), Fall (3:05)
Dubuque 30, Wisconsin-Oshkosh 6
133 – Stephen Rosenberg (UD) def. Dellas Vandenberg (UWO), 13-3 major decision
141 – Jeremy Melendez (UD) def. Levi Smith (UWO), 7-2 decision
149 – Mark Choinski (UWO) def. Adrian Collier (UD), 8-7 decision
157 – Kody Krenz (UD) def. Nate Arquinego (UWO), 6-5 decision
165 – Patrick Reilly (UWO) def. Jonathan Denikas (UD), 2-0 decision
174 – Frank Frassetto (UD) def. Julius Smith (UWO), 7-2 decision
184 – Ethan Soderstrom (UD) def. John DePersia (UWO), 12-3 major decision
197 – Cosmo Halwix (UD) def. Chris Yaros (UWO), 13-5 decision
285 – Sawyer McCaffrey (UD) def. Elijah Burdick (UWO), 3-1 decision