INDIANOLA, Iowa (Dec. 2, 2017)– Mules Wrestling had a solid outing at the Luther Hill Invitational hosted by Simpson College on Saturday afternoon. The Mules had 10 placewinners including one champion in Dominique Hampton at 197 pounds.
Hampton went 3-0 for UCM at 197 pounds to grab his first place finish. He received a bye in the first round, then picked up his wins via two decisions and a pin. In the quarterfinals, Hampton pinned teammate Nolan Stroud in 3:37 to advance. He won a tight match by way of a 5-4 decision over Andrew Holloday of Coe College. The championship match had him taking on another teammate this time in Benner. He defeated him with a 7-3 decision to finish the day undefeated.
Agnew went 3-2 as a 133 pounder for the Mules. He got the day started with a pin over Gilberto Rodriguez of William Penn (Iowa) in 4:11. Agnew first loss came in teh next round as he was pinned in 4:15. He received in round two of the consolation bracket and took on Josue Dansou of William Penn. Agnew won with a 18-6 major decision. Loss No. 2 came in the next round via a 12-9 decision for Agnew. His final win was in the fifth place match over Caleb Osborn of Truman State. He won with a sudden victory of 9-7 to place fifth.
Meek earned a fourth place at 141 pounds with 4-2 record. Meek got his day going with a pin in 4:45 over Joe Eads of William Penn. His first loss was in the next round via a pin in 3:20. Meek bounced back winning his next three matches. He started with a 9-0 major decision, then had his second pin of the day over Tyshon Cannon of William Penn in 5:37. His final win was due to injury default to get to the third place match. Meek fell in the third place match to Chase McLaughlin of Grand View (Iowa) via a 5-2 decision.
Nobile went 3-1 at 149 pounds to to place third for UCM. Nobile’s lone loss of the day came in his first match, dropping a close 9-8 decision to Tommy Rios of William Penn. He bounced back with back-to-back decisions. His first was a 11-9 score over Kameron Maynard of William Penn. decision No. 2 was 9-2 final over Dakota Schutter of Truman State. His final win was a pin over Ben Freese of William Penn in 2:10.
Warner went .500 at 157 pounds with a 2-2 mark to finish fourth. He got the day going with a pin 3:23 over Angelo Talabret of Truman State. Warner was pinned dropped his next match being pinned in 1:48. He earned his second win with another pin, this time in 2:25 over Dennis Simmons of William Penn. In the third place match, he fell in a close 9-8 decision Josh Greke of Coe.
Kemna dropped just one match at 174 pounds to place third with a 3-1 record. Like most of his teammates, he earned his first win with a pin in 1:15 over Robert Noga of Coe. His only loss was in the next round as he was pinned in 1:44. Kemna did not let that phase him as he pinned his next opponent Xavier Miller of Grand View in 1:04. In the third place match he took on teammate in Allan Person. Kemna walked away with a 7-1 decision o place third.
Person went 2-2 at 174 pounds to place fourth. He won his first match with an 8-4 decision over Miller of Grand View. He dropped his second match via a 16-5 major decision to Kobey Bosworth of Simpson. His second win was a 19-0 technical fall over Noga of Coe. He fell to Kemna by way of a 7-1 decision to Kemna in his final match.
Bollinger earned three wins with one loss to place third at 184 pounds. Bollinger’s first win was 16-5 major decision over Casey Crawford of Grand View. His lone lost was in the semifinal round to Noah Robison via a 7-1 decision. He picked up a second major decision with a 11-2 score over Sam Gregory of Grand View. His third and final win came against Crawford against. He scored a 18-1 tech fall over Crawford to secure his third place finish.
Benner wrestled in three matches going 2-1 to place second. Benner’s first win was a 5-0 decision over DC Scott of Simpson. His second and final win was a pin over Jordan Challis of Coe in 28 seconds. His final match was against teammate Dominique Hampton. He fell to Hampton via a 7-3 decision.
Miller placed fifth at 285 pounds with a 4-2 mark on the day. His first win was a 34 second pin over Paxton Thomas of Coe. He dropped a 5-2 decision in the next round. Miller got back on track with two straight pins. He pinned Davroy Atkinson of William Penn in 41 seconds. His next pin is now the fastest on the team for this season as took down Alex Freiburger Coe in 11 seconds. His second loss came in the consolation semis to Matt Kent of Grand View via a 3-1 decision. His final win was via a medical forfeit by Damon Piatt of Simpson.
The Mules will have two weeks off before getting back on the mats. The next tournament for UCM is Dec. 16-17 at the Midwest Classic in Indianapolis.