Spartans Wrestle #21 Loras in a Heated Battle 22-24

Feb 3, 2017

UD's Mark Griffin Jr. (165 lbs.) captures the win over Loras Gabriel Pleasants in 1:08 as referee Rick Stahl calls the pin.

DUBUQUE, Iowa - The University of Dubuque wrestling team jumped out quickly Friday night against the #21-ranked Loras College Duhawks. The Duhawks rallied to win the final two matches by fall to capture the match 24-22 over the Spartans.

The Spartans started hot and inspired and quickly dropped the Duhawks in the first three matches leaving them scratching their heads trailing 13-0. Javier Guillen (125 lbs.) earned the fall in the third period to start the match 6-0. Printice Walls (133 lbs.) just missed extra points after winning 10-3. Jeremy Melendez (141 lbs.) won 12-1 after having his opponent flat on the mat a couple of times during the match. 

UD extended their lead to 22-5 entering the 174 lbs. match after wins by Quincy Kalkbrenner (157 lbs.) decison 7-3 and Mark Griffin Jr,'s fall in 1:08 at 165 lbs. Loras fans rallied behind their team and helped the Duhawks capture the next four matches including the final two with falls to take the hotly contested dual in front of a good crowd of local high school wrestling teams on city of Dubuque night.

Iowa Conference Dual Meet
Stoltz Sports Center
Dubuque, Iowa
Match began at 125 lbs.
125: Javier Guillen (DUBU) over Matt Randone (LORA) (Fall 5:34)
133: Printice Walls (DUBU) over Michael Triplett (LORA) (Dec 10-3)
141: Jeremy Melendez (DUBU) over Joseph Riordan (LORA) (MD 12-1)
149: Evan Weaver (LORA) over Jevontea Yarbrough (DUBU) (TF 23-6 6:54)
157: Quincy Kalkbrenner (DUBU) over Jimmy Davis (LORA) (Dec 7-3)
165: Mark Griffin Jr. (DUBU) over Gabriel Pleasants (LORA) (Fall 1:08)
174: Eddie Smith (LORA) over Patrick Mooney (DUBU) (Dec 8-5)
184: Awais Arain (LORA) over Ethan Cain (DUBU) (MD 10-2)
197: Guy Patron (LORA) over Raven Rodriguez (DUBU) (Fall 1:42)
285: Quin Gilliam (LORA) over Martin Flemming (DUBU) (Fall 1:06)
#21 Loras College - 24 (7-0 in IIAC, 12-6 overall)
University of Dubuque - 22 (3-4 in IIAC, 7-9 overall)
Attendance: 893