T’Wolves dominate Eags 29-9; first RMAC loss
The Eagles lost their first conference dual of the season Saturday against Colorado State University-Pueblo. The Eagles only scored nine points in the 20-point loss.
Despite the loss, CSC will earn the best dual record in the RMAC of 6-1.
Six Eagles also competed in the Rocky Mountain Open in Golden, Colorado, Sunday, and CSC came out with one champion and one third-place finisher.
Saturday’s dual started at the 184-pound weight class and the ThunderWolves earned an 8-0 lead before sophomore Cooper Cogdill, of Chadron, heavyweight, defeated Augie DeSantis, redshirt junior of Escondido, California, 8-3.
Brandon Kile, sophomore of Hastings, 125-pounds, continued the momentum defeating Josiah Seaton, sophomore of Bonner Springs, Kansas, 5-4.
The Eagles dropped the next five—three decisions and two pins—to go down 29-6.
An upset from PT Garcia, redshirt sophomore of Denver, 133-pounds, over Taylor Summers, senior of Plymouth, was included in the five-win streak. Summers lost 6-0.
Chance Helmick, junior of Beatrice, 174-pounds, turned things around in the final match of the dual with a 7-2 decision over No. 10 in the nation Kyle Bateman, senior of Sandy, Oregon. Helmick recorded his 20th straight win with his win Saturday.
Chance Karst, freshman of Powell, Wyoming, 141-pounds; Caleb Haskell, freshman of Madison, 149-pounds; Cameron Hagans, freshman of Plantation, Florida, 174-pounds; Tristan Ezell, junior of Buckeye, Arizona, 197-pounds; Alex Mai, freshman of Fort Morgan, Colorado, heavyweight; and Andrew Wilson, freshman of Albuquerque, New Mexico, heavyweight, competed in the open tournament in Colorado.
Karst went 4-0 on the day to finish at the top of the podium. Karst earned three mat pats against Colorado Mesa University’s Randy Ridela, redshirt junior of Waipahu, Hawaii, in 1 minute, 10 seconds; Garrett O’Shea, Air Force Academy senior of Farmingville, New York, in 2:13; and Lyle Plummer, Air Force Academy junior of Dayton, Ohio, in 2:06. In the finals match, Karst defeated Colorado Mesa University’s Kyle Kintz, redshirt freshman of Gladstone, Oregon, 7-1.
Mai went 3-1 on the day to finish in third. He lost to Fort Hays State’s Dakota Gulley, redshirt junior of Golden, Colorado, 6-2, before winning back the next three. Mai also defeated Shane Coombs, sophomore of Strasburg, Colorado, 4-3, in the final match to earn third.
Wilson was able to defeat Coombs, 4-1, to win one match in the tournament. CSC’s Mai knocked Wilson out of contention.
Haskell, Hagans and Ezell lost out in the first two matches.