Wrestling Drops Season Opener to Pioneers

Nov 18, 2015

Elton Turnage captured the Spartans only fall on Wednesday night against UW-Platteville. He pinned UW-P's Cody Meyer in  22 seconds.


DUBUQUE, Iowa - Despite wins from Adrian Collier, Alek Aragon, and Elton Turnage, the University of Dubuque wrestling team fell to UW-Platteville, 24-13, in the Spartans season opener.

157 lb. Collier won by major decision, 12-4, thanks to a late takedown in the third period, 165 lb. Aragon was victorious, 4-2, after an early takedown in the third, and 184 lb. Turnage won by fall in 22 seconds. All three improved to 1-0 on the season.

Turnage's win sliced the Pioneer lead to 17-13 with two matches to go, but the Spartans couldn't capitalize.

Spartans head to Mequon, Wis. for the Concordia Open this Saturday, November 21 at 9:00 a.m.

Complete Results
*Match started at 125

*125 lbs.
No. 2 UW-P Cole Ferguson over UD AJ Pascente (0-1)
Dec. 8-2
Led 7-1 after 2nd
Score: UWP 3-0

133 lbs.
UW-Platteville Kody Azarian over UD Nicholas Meyer (0-1)
Dec. 8-2
Led 7-1 after 2nd
Score: UWP 6-0

141 lbs.
UW-Platteville Scott Ameson over UD Jeremy Melendez (0-1)
Maj. Dec. 20-7
Score: UWP 10-0

149 lbs.
UW-Platteville Kyle Benjamin over UD Ethan Kleitsch (0-1)
Dec. 8-2
Benjamin led 3-2 after 2nd, controlled 3rd
Score: UWP 13-0

157 lbs.
UD Adrian Collier (1-0) over UW-Platteville Gunnar Melstrand
Maj. Dec. 12-4
Late takedown by Collier with 20 seconds left gives him Maj. Dec.
Score: UWP 13-4

165 lbs.
UD Alek Aragon (1-0) over UW-Platteville Isaac Brosinski
Dec. 4-2
Takedown by Aragon early in 3rd wins it
Score: UWP 13-7

174 lbs.
UW-Platteville Jon Goetz over UD Jonathan Denikas (0-1)
Maj. Dec. 13-0
Near pin by UW-P end of 1st, UW-P led 8-0 after 2nd
Score: UWP 17-7

184 lbs.
UD Elton Turnage (1-0) over UW-Platteville Cody Meyer
Fall 0:22
Score: UWP 17-13

197 lbs.
UW-Platteville Bryant Etherton over UD Ethan Soderstrom (0-1)
Maj. Dec. 13-2
Soderstrom scored 10 pts in 2nd
Score: UWP 21-13


UW-Platteville D’Andre Johnson over UD Nolan Smith (0-1)
Dec. 6-1
Final Score: UWP 24-13