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Chadron State wrestlers go one-two at National Duals

January 10, 2009

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - The Chadron State College wrestling team won one dual and lost two Saturday during the NCAA Division II National Duals in the Northern Iowa Dome in Cedar Falls.

Mercyhurst College of Pennsylvania beat the Eagles 26-18 in the opening round, but Chadron State downed Limestone College of South Carolina 25-12 in the consolation bracket before Upper Iowa took a 27-18 victory in the second round of the consolation action.

Chadron State seniors Brett Hunter and Josh Majerus, both national champions during their careers, won all three of their matches Saturday. With his second victory, Hunter, a 174-pounder this season, became the Eagles’ all-time winningest wrestler with 112 victories, passing Justin Hoopman and Joe Callahan, both of whom had 111 wins at CSC.

Hoopman concluded his career in 1998 and Callahan completed his in 2002.

Majerus’ three wins Saturday gives him 99 for his career. One more victory will make him the eighth Chadron State wrestler with 100 wins. He competes at 197 pounds.

Majerus is now 16-3 and Hunter is 15-6 this season.

Three more Eagles won twice and lost once during the duals. They are Devlon Webb at 125 pounds, Jimmy Savala at 141 and Ty Brown at 184. Ryan Zavala at 133 pounds, Brian Easterling at 157 and Shaine Odell at heavyweight all won once.

The Eagles entered the National Duals ranked No. 14 in Division II. Mercyhurst was ninth and Upper Iowa was eighth in the rankings.

Chadron State will be at home host Colorado State-Pueblo and Dickinson State of North Dakota for duals on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 15 and 16, respectively. The dual against Colorado State Pueblo begins at 7 p.m., while the Dickinson State dual has been moved up to 5 p.m.

The Eagles’ dual results Saturday:

Mercyhurst 26, Chadron State 18

                125—Devlon Webb, CSC, dec. Payne Lint 3-0.

                133—Michael Baxter, Mer, pinned Ryan Zavala 4:08.

                141—Jimmy Savala, CSC, tech. fall Lance Pitcel 27-9.

                149—Lenny Calhoun, Mer, pinned Phil Bullington 2:24.

                157—Andy Lamancusa, Mer, major dec. Brian Easterling 13-3.

                165—Josh Shields, Mer, major dec. Bryan Irwin 17-3.

                174—Brett Hunter, CSC, major dec. Pat Leahy 15-1.

                184—Bryan Wolff, Mer, dec. Ty Brown 8-3.

                197—Josh Majerus, CSC, pinned Trevor Gallo 4:31.

                Hwt—Mike Sullivan, Mer, dec. Shaine Odell 2-1.


                Chadron State 25, Limestone College 12

                125—Matthew Hall, Lim, dec. Devlon Webb 3-0.

                133—Ryan Zavala, CSC, dec. Ian Baker 6-3.

                141—Jeremy Parker, Lim, dec. Jimmy Savala 1-0.

                149—Dustin Baynes, Lim, dec.  Phil Bullington 5-1.

                157—Brian Easterling, CSC, dec. Bryce Sopko 4-3.

                165—Casey Bradley, Lim, dec. Bryan Irwin 7-3.

                174—Brett Hunter, CSC, dec. Joby Shreckhise 7-1.

                184—Ty Brown, CSC, major dec. Aaron Winemiller 11-2.

                197—Josh Majerus, CSC, pinned Mike Walsh 1:45.

                Hwt—Shaine Odell, CSC, pinned Waholi Reves, 5:19.


Upper Iowa 27, Chadron State 18

                125—Devlon Webb, CSC, dec. Kyle Pedretti 11-4.

                133—Trevor Franklin, UIU, tech. fall Ryan Zavala 16-1.

                141—Jimmy Savala, CSC, dec. J.R. Baker 9-4.

                149—Derek Stolarzyk, UIU, pinned Phil Bullington,0:32.

                157—Travis Eggers, UIU, pinned Bryan Easterling 2:50.

                165—Brett Hakeman, UIU, major dec. Bryan Irwin 12-4.

174--Brett Hunter, CSC, dec. Matt Norton 2-0.

                184—Ty Brown, CSC, dec. Tony Gehling 5-0.

                197—Josh Majerus, CSC, pinned Matt Norton 1:44.

                Hwt—Arron Cramer, UIU, pinned Shaine Odell 1:38.