Wrestling Fall Short in Back-and-Forth Battle with #14 Coe

Feb 11, 2016
Jeremy Melendez captured the major decision on Thursday night in the 141 lbs. weight class over Coe's Levi Azinger by a 11-3 margin.
DUBUQUE, Iowa - After four lead changes and five wins, the University of Dubuque wrestling team fell to No. 14 Coe, 22-16, in a hotly contested bout on Thursday night.

With the Spartans (13-10, 3-4 Iowa Conference) trailing, 16-10, 184 lbs. Jonathan Denikas came up with a big win thanks to an overtime victory by decision, 6-4, to pull the Spartans within 16-13. Coe (12-5, 5-2 Iowa Conference) won the decisive 197 lbs. match over UD's Cosmo Halwix by fall 5:51 to clinch the win.

At 133 lbs., UD's Stephen Rosenburg won by decision, 6-5, for his team-leading 26th victory of the season.

It was the final regular season match for the Spartans as they head to postseason play with the NCAA Central Regional (hosted by Loras) at the Five Flags Center in Dubuque on Saturday, February 27 at 9:00 a.m.

Match started at 125 lbs.
Individual Div. III rankings courtesy of NWCA

Referee: Rick Stahl
Attendence: 271
125: COE Jan Rosenberg (Maj. Dec. 11-1) over Julio Chavez, COE 4-0
133: UD Stephen Rosenburg (Dec 6-5) over Fletcher Green, COE 4-3
141: UD Jeremy Melendez (Maj. Dec. 11-3) over Levi Azinger, UD 7-4
149: COE Josh Donkle (Maj. Dec. 9-1) over Adrian Collier, COE 8-7
157: UD Kody Krenz (Dec 3-1, SV-1) over Romello Hidalgo-Monjaras, UD 10-8
165: COE #1 Farai Sewera (Tech. Fall 18-1, 4:34) over Alek Aragon, COE 13-10
174: COE #2 Ryan Harrington (Dec 3-2) over Elton Turnage, COE 16-10
184: UD Jonathan Denikas (Dec 6-4, SV-1) over Casey Rohret, COE 16-13
197: COE Andrew Holladay (Fall 5:51) over Cosmo Halwix, COE 22-13
285: UD Nolan Smith (Dec 7-3) over Creighton Fox, COE 22-16