Eagles finish ninth at RMAC Tournament
The CSC wrestling team traveled to Colorado Springs, Colorado, Saturday, for the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference championships, where they faced tough competition.
The Eagles finished in ninth place, with a team score of 44.5 points. The tournament was won by California Baptist University, who scored 132.5 points. Five Eagle wrestlers placed at the RMAC championships.
Jacob DeSersa, 149-pound sophomore of Hot Springs, South Dakota, finished second in the 149-pound bracket. DeSersa pinned Colorado State University-Pueblo’s Jared Mestas, 141-pound senior of Pueblo, Colorado, in the first match. Mestas was the bronze medal winner from last year’s RMAC championships. DeSersa won by disqualification over New Mexico Highland University’s Reis Humphrey, 157-pound redshirt senior of Overland Park, Kansas. DeSersa lost in the first-place match by injury default.
Jacob Otuafi, 157-pound redshirt sophomore of Sparks, Nevada, defeated Kyle Fantin, Colorado State University-Pueblo’s 157-pound senior of Cave Creek, Arizona. Fantin was a former NCAA qualifier, and lost to Otuafi by decision, 4-3. Otuafi finished fifth in the 157-pound bracket.
Chance Karst, 133-pound sophomore of Powell, Wyoming, finished in fifth place in the 133-pound bracket. Karst pinned Colby Duncan, 133-pound redshirt freshman of Crook, Colorado, in the second match. Karst also won by medical forfeit in the fifth-place match.
Rulon Taylor, 285-pound redshirt junior of Curtis, also placed fifth in the RMAC championships. Taylor wrestled Colorado School of Mines’ Weston Hunt, 285-pound freshman of Pueblo West, Colorado, twice, defeating him by decision in the first match 6-3, and by decision 3-2, in his last match.
Johnny Porter, 165-pound redshirt junior of Bellevue, went 0-3, but placed sixth in 165-pound bracket.
The Eagles compete at the Rocky Mountain Open, Sunday, Feb. 11, at 10 a.m. in Golden, Colorado.