MVC Men's Wrestling Competes at Jimmy Mayhem Open

Posted February 10, 2014

 

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MVC MEN’S WRESTLING COMPETES AT JIMMY MAYHEM OPEN SUNDAY

 

Marshall, Mo. (February 10, 2014)-  The No. 2 Missouri Valley College men’s wrestling team competed at the Jimmy Mayhem Open Sunday at Baker University in Baldwin City, Kan.  The Vikings finished with four individual champions at the event.

 

  1. Lost in the semifinals to Sean Dolan of Baker University in a first period fall, then had to medically forfeit his consolation semifinal match with Alexander Fortuna of Baker University.

 

  1. Welch won his semifinal match over Alan Callahan of Baker University in a third period pin, but lost in the first place match to Dolan in a first period pin.  Welch placed second at the event.

 

Freshman Kevin Bonilla (Cypress, Texas) wrestling at 133 pounds- Advanced with a first round bye, then won his quarterfinal match with Andrew Morgan of Baker University in a 15-4 major decision.  Bonilla lost to No. 5 Bryce Shoemaker of Baker University in the semifinals with a first period pin, but then won his consolation semifinal match with Jake Henderson who was wrestling Unattached in a 16-1 technical fall.  Bonilla wrestled in the third place match, but lost to Brandon Kahlenbeck who was wrestling Unattached in a 5-2 decision.  Bonilla finished fourth in the event.

 

Freshman Darren Trujillo (Albuquerque, N.M.) wrestling at 141 pounds- Lost his first round match to Tarell Strader of Central Missouri in a 3-2 decision.  Trujillo received a consolation first round bye, but lost in the second round to Josh Wolfe of Baker University in a 1-0 decision.

 

Freshman Dakota Napoli (Farmington, Mo.) wrestling at 141 pounds- Received a first round bye, and then lost his quarterfinal match to Kyle Wilson of Baker University in a 16-1 technical fall.  Napoli received a consolation second round bye, but lost in the third round to Wolfe with a medical forfeit.

 

  1. Martinez won his semifinal match over Brennan Johnson of Central Missouri with another third period  pin, and finished as the weight class champion after defeating teammate Dylan King in the first place match with a 6-2 decision.

 

Sophomore Dylan King (Hamilton, Mo.) wrestling at 157 pounds- Received a first round bye, then defeated Aaron Engle of Central Missouri in a 10-5 decision.  King was his semifinal match over Jacob Nolen of Baker University with a 23-8 technical fall, but lost to teammate Martinez in the championship match, losing 6-2 to finish second in the event.

 

  1. Boomer won his semifinal match over Tanner O’Donnell of Bethany College in a 16-0 technical fall, and claimed the individual championship after defeating Michael Boyd of Central Missouri in a 10-0 major decision.

 

Sophomore Wade Aylett (Irrigon, Ore.) wrestling at 184 pounds- Received a first round bye, but was defeated in the quarterfinals by Spencer Wilson of Bethany College in a 7-5 decision.  Aylett received a consolation second round bye, and earned an 11-3 major decision victory over Grant Sparks of Central Missouri in the consolation third round.  Aylett won again in the consolation semifinals over Roman Garcia of Baker University with a first period pin, but lost in the third place match to Hayden Deblieck of Central Missouri with a 6-5 decision to finish in fourth place.

 

  1. Manu won his semifinal match over Daryl Williams who was wrestling Unattached with a first period pin, and followed that up with another first round pin over Kyle Atwood of Bethany College to take the weight class championship.

 

  1. Musallam picked up a 21-6 technical fall victory over Joseph Garland who was wrestling Unattached in the semifinals.  In the championship match, Musallam defeated Jarid Price who was wrestling Unattached with a 13-2 major decision to win the weight class.

 

Freshman Justin Smith (Corral Springs, Fla.) wrestling at 285 pounds- Won his first round match over Derek Morgan of Central Missouri with a third period pin.  In the quarterfinals Smith lost to Beau Bennett of Baker University in a 4-3 decision, but won his consolation second round match over Myron Tipton of Baker University with a 2-0 decision.  Smith advanced again with a consolation third round victory over Chris Tackett of Baker University with a first period pin, then won his consolation semifinal match over Joseph Garland who was wrestling Unattached with a 5-1 decision.  In the third place match Smith avenged his quarterfinal loss, by defeating Bennett in a 6-2 decision to take third place

 

The Vikings will next be in action Wednesday as they host NCAA Division II Truman State University on Senior Night at 7:00 p.m., at the Burns Athletic Complex.

 

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