MEQUON, Wis. – Pierce Holtfreter and Greg Sanders each won by fall to help Concordia University Wisconsin defeat Lakeland College, 32-13, in a wrestling dual match inside the R. John Buuck Field House on Valentine's Day.
The Falcons jumped out to a 9-0 lead after three-consecutive decision wins. The match started at 174 lbs. with sophomore Casey Kenealy (Hartland, Wis.) winning 6-0. Freshman John Hinson (Glendale, Ariz.) wrestled the longest bout of the evening before he won 6-5 in double overtime. Sophomore Jake Reuteler (New Berlin, Wis.) concluded the scoring run with an 8-5 victory.
Sophomore Sean Ambrocio (San Antonio, Texas) who is ranked No. 8 nationally cruised in his 125 lb. bout with a 21-5 technical fall victory to give CUW a 14-3 advantage.
Following a Lakeland major decision and win by fall victories to close the gap to 14-13, the Falcons answered with two wins by fall and a forfeit win to score 18-straight points.
Sanders (sophomore, San Antonio, Texas) woh improved to 31-2 this season and is ranked No. 6 nationally pinned his opponent in 1:29 prior to Holtfreter (freshman, Las Vegas, Nev.) sticking his opponent in 1:20. Senior Shawn Flom (Random Lake, Wis.) won by forfeit.
The Falcons improved to 7-6 in dual matches this season and it was the second-consecutive dual win over Lakeland.
CUW returns to the mat on Friday at 7 p.m. against MSOE in a dual match for the second-consecutive night inside the R. John Buuck Field House.
Concordia University Wisconsin 32, Lakeland College 13
174: Casey Kenealy (CUW) dec. Wesley Colton (LC), 6-0
184: John Hinson (CUW) dec. Eddie Terres (LC), 6-5 2OT
197: Jake Reuteler (CUW) dec. Jeremy Kroeger (LC), 8-5
285: Andrew Crivellone (LC) dec. Seth Kilkelly (CUW), 4-1
125: Sean Ambrocio (CUW) tech. fall Grant Franson (LC), 21-5
133: Eduardo Orihuela (LC) maj. dec. Kevin Amborcio (CUW), 11-2
141: Marcus McCauley (LC) win by fall Allen Fenner (CUW), 1:56
149: Greg Sanders (CUW) win by fall Joel Frias (LC), 1:29
157: Pierce Holtfreter (CUW) win by fall Jacob Maechtle (LC), 1:20
165: Shawn Flom (CUW) win by forfeit
Starting weight class: 174
Official: Jeremy Ott