CSC pushes D-1 Northern Colorado to the limit

GREELEY, Colo. – The Chadron State College wrestling team nearly started its season with an upset victory over Division I Northern Colorado but the Bears won the final three matches en route to their 18-17 dual victory Thursday in Greeley, Colo.

Despite the tough setback, second-year head coach Brett Hunter was impressed with his team's performance.

"I'm happy with how hard we competed," he said. "We really controlled the pace and I'm proud of them."

While UNC won the final three matches, the Eagles took charge early. Senior Dustin Stodola earned a 13-4 major decision over Sonny Espinoza at 133 pounds and two freshmen followed suit with wins of their own. Jay Stine earned a 4-3 decision over Sam Bauer at 141 and Jacob Anderson decisioned Beau Roberts 13-7 at 149.

It was the first collegiate victories for both Stine and Anderson.

Not to be outdone, Caleb Copeland, another freshman, cruised to a 16-7 major decision at 165 over Don Maes to also earn his first college win.

Rounding out the victors for CSC was Dylan Fors, who claimed a 3-2 decision over Dylan Rutledge at 174.

Chadron State will be back in action Saturday at the Northwest Wyoming Open in Powell.

Wt. Winning Wrestler Type Losing Wrestling Score Tm Score
125 Trey Andrews (NC) dec. Taylor Summers (CS) 6-0 3-0
133 Dustin Stodola (CS) major Sonny Espinoza (NC) 13-4 3-4
141 Jay Stine (CS) dec. Sam Bauer (NC) 4-3 3-7
149 Jacob Anderson (CS) dec. Beau Roberts (NC) 13-7 3-10
157 Mitchell Polkowske (NC) fall C.J. Clark (CS) 2:28 9-10
165 Caleb Copeland (CS) major Don Maes (NC) 16-7 9-14
174 Dylan Fors (CS) dec. Dylan Rutledge (NC) 3-2 9-17
184 Nick Bayer (NC) dec. Jordan DeBus (CS) 4-1 12-17
197 Brian Macchione (NC) dec. Devan Fors (CS) 5-1 15-17
285 Henry Chirino (NC) dec. Michael Hill (CS) 9-2 18-17

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