Tiger wrestlers get off to a strong start
Opening the season at the Friends University Falcon Invite Saturday in Wichita, the Cowley College wrestling team had some solid performances.
The Tigers were led by freshman Melton Powe placing second in the 174-pound weight class, while fellow freshman Andrew Powell placed third at 184 pounds. Cowley was competing against wrestlers from 25 schools.
"We wrestled very well and had multiple people place and wrestle deep into the tournament," Cowley interim head coach Justice Circle said. "We scored a lot of bonus points collectively as a team."
Cowley will look to build off its season-opening performance when they kick off the dual portion of its schedule with a match at NJCAA Division II Newman University Wednesday at 7 p.m.
"I am happy where we are at right now, we have work to do for sure, but we are definitely going in the right direction," Circle said. "We are looking forward to opening the dual season at Newman. They have a decent team, and we are excited for it."
*125 pounds – Brock Furguson (CC) won by fall over Jose Salinas Nava (Schreiner); lost an 8-2 decision against Jeffery Myers (William Penn); lost an 11-0 major decision to Kaden Spragis (Pratt) in consolation round two.
*133 pounds – Ayden Montez (CC) won by tech fall over Drew Lugafet (York); lost by fall against Freddy Barajas (Saint Mary); lost a 12-1 major decision to Ryan McNeel (Avil) in the consolation round two.
*133 pounds – Aidan O'Dell (CC) won by fall over Ryan McNeel (Avila); won a 3-0 decision over Sabri Sino (William Penn); lost a 9-3 decision to Jason Henschel (Pratt); lost a 12-3 major decision against Daniel Vargas (Doane) in consolation round four.
*141 pounds – Trenton Grant (CC) won by fall over Stevie Duran (Schreiner); lost a 9-3 decision to Carson Coy (Embry-Riddle); won by fall over Aidan Medina (Wayland Baptist); won by fall over Samuel Dickey (Pratt); lost by tech fall against Ben Miller in consolation round six.
*149 pounds – Chase Koehler (CC) lost by fall to Zach Pena (Wayland Baptist); won by fall over Jared Prough (Saint Mary); Koehler lost by fall to Colby Schreiner (Newman) in consolation round two.
*174 pounds – Landry Beeching (CC) lost a 5-1 decision to Cayden Felts (Carl Albert); lost by fall to Jakob Francksen-Small (Northwestern) in consolation round two.
*174 pounds – Melton Powe (CC) won by tech fall over Jake Callahan (Avil); won a 4-3 decision over Makail Stanley (William Penn); won in sudden victory over Austin Hartmangruber (Schreiner); lost a 3-2 decision to Christian Robinson (Pratt) in the first place match.
*184 pounds – Cole Manrose (CC) lost a 3-0 decision to Mason Walters (William Penn); won by fall over Hunter Atwell (Missouri Baptist); lost by fall against Gabe Chesbro (Saint Mary) in consolation round three.
*184 pounds – Joshua Kime (CC) won by fall over Dakwan Cash (York); won by fall over Keenan Griffin (Hastings); lost a 9-2 decision against Jarvis Echols (Bryant Stratton); lost a 7-0 decision to Luke Jenness (Northwestern) in consolation round four.
*184 pounds – Andrew Powell (CC) won a 5-3 decision over JD Johnson (Newman); lost a 6-1 decision to Garrett Cornwell (Doane); won a 1-0 decision over Gabe Chesbro (Saint Mary); won a 5-3 decision over Brahn Howard (Texas Wesleyan); won by medical forfeit; won by forfeit in the third place match.
*285 pounds – Stefaan Fearon (CC) lost a 5-3 decision against Garrette Branson (Embry-Riddle); won by tech fall over Americo Fuentes (York); won a 7-3 decision over Emmett Bivens (Carl Albert); won by fall over Lincoln Siebert (Northwestern); won in sudden victory over Gabriel Bowers (Friends); lost by fall against Devon Dawson (Pratt) in the consolation semifinals.
*285 pounds – Ethan Vorwaller (CC) lost by fall to Trey Hudgens (Carl Albert); lost by fall to Michael Trimmell in consolation round two.