DUBUQUE, Iowa.—The Fontbonne University men's wrestling team opened up the 2020 part of its season at the Jim Fox Duals.
Match 1 – University of Dubuque 46, Fontbonne 3
To begin the day the Griffins took on host Dubuque and the Spartans won the first two matches at both 125 and 133-pounds.
However, at 141-pounds, Noah Patton earned an impressive 3-1 decision win over Isaiah Williams to get the Griffins on the board. The Spartans, though went on to win the rest of its matches to secure the 46-3 win.
125: Aaron Black (DUBU) over Austin Cornell (FONT) (Fall 1:00)
133: Brendan Hazelton (DUBU) over Tanner Koester (FONT) (Fall 0:33)
141: Noah Patton (FONT) over Isaiah Williams (DUBU) (Dec 3-1)
149: Luke Radeke (DUBU) over David Vance (FONT) (Fall 2:19)
157: Greg Krulas (DUBU) over Ryan Howerton (FONT) (Fall 3:55)
165: Zarik Anderson (DUBU) over (FONT) (For.)
174: Delmontae Davis (DUBU) over Micah Dennis (FONT) (Dec 16-15)
184: Alec Dufour (DUBU) over Dalton Rawlins (FONT) (MD 18-6)
197: Chris Nielsen (DUBU) over (FONT) (For.)
285: Robert Melise (DUBU) over Joseph Johnson (FONT) (Dec 6-0)
Match 2 – Concordia-Moorhead 41, Fontbonne 9
The Griffins met up with Concordia-Moorhead for the second time this season after falling 55-0 in the first meeting.
After Concordia-Moorhead took the early lead, the Griffins evened it up at 6-6 with Tanner Koester winning by forfeit at 133-pounds. Despite the Griffins best efforts, Concordia-Moorhead won the next six matches to stretch its lead out to 41-9. At 285-pounds, though Joseph Johnson picked up a 4-2 decision victory over Austin Ratliff.
125- Cole Kubesh (C) won by a fall in 2:12 over Austin Cornell (F) (C-6, F-0)
133- Tanner Koester (F) won by forfeit (C-6, F-6)
141- Benjamin Bogart (C) won by a fall in 3:36 over Noah Patton (F) (C-12, F-6)
149- Kellen Schauer (C) won by a fall in 1:53 over David Vance (F) (C-18, F-6)
157- Bret Wilson (C) won by a fall in 2:45 over Ryan Howerton Jr. (F) (C-24, F-6)
165- Kaden Spindler (C) won by a forfeit (C-30, F-6)
174- Ian Frenzel (C) won by a fall in 1:58 over Micah Dennis (F) (C-36, F-6)
184- Ayden Friese (C) won by tech fall (18-0) in 2:26 Dalton Rawlins (F) (C-41, F-6)
197- both teams forfeit
285- Joey Johnson (F) won by a decision 4-2 over Austin Ratliff (C) (C-41, F-9)
Match 3 – MSOE 31, Fontbonne 21
This was also the second meeting on the season between Fontbonne and the Raiders. The Griffins earned its first-ever win in the last meeting against MSOE.
This time around, the Griffins owned a 6-0 lead at 125-pounds with Austin Cornell winning by forfeit. From there, at 133-pounds, Tanner Koester won by fall over Gianni Rago to stretch the lead to 12-0. Its success continued at 141-pounds as Noah Patton won again by fall over Eddie Diaz Barragan to give Fontbonne an 18-0 lead.
The Raiders, however, went on to win the next six matches to lead 31-18 over the Griffins. At 285-pounds, Johnson came through with a decision win over Jack Horihan to finish out the afternoon.
125- Austin Cornell (F) won by a forfeit (F-6, M-0)
133- Tanner Koester (F) won by a fall in 1:31 over Gianni Rago (M) (F-12, M-0)
141- Noah Patton (F) won by a fall in 6:49 over Eddie Diaz Barragan (M) (F-18, M-0)
149- Jimmy Cushman (M) won by a major decision over 10-2 over David Vance (F) F-18, M-4)
157- Jack Rathburn (M) won by a decision 4-0 over Ryan Howerton Jr. (F) (F-18, M-7)
165- Chris Botzoc (M) won by a forfeit (F-18, M-13)
174- Drew Matticks (M) won by a fall in 2:19 over Micah Dennis (F) (F-18, F-19)
184- Helton Vandenbush(M) won by a fall in 1:42 over Dalton Rawlins (F) (F-18, M-25)
197- Evan Carter (M) won by a forfeit (F-18, M-31)
285- Joey Johnson (F) won by a decision 10-5 over Jack Horihan (M) (F-21, M-31)
The team returns to action on January 10th at Drury University.
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