UJ Wrestling Roundup: Jimmies win one dual, struggle against Hastings College, Briar Cliff
The Jimmies went 1-1 on Dec. 1 and lost to Briar Cliff on Dec. 2.
The University of Jamestown wrestling team had two days of meets from Dec. 1-2. The team went to the GPAC Duals on Dec. 1 in a rare midweek meet at Morningside University. The Jimmies (4-2, 2-2) went to Briar Cliff University on Dec. 2.
At the GPAC duals, the Jimmies faced off against Hastings College and Midland University. The Jimmies lost to the Broncos (5-1) 22-20. The Jimmies beat the Warriors (2-7) 45-10. In the meet against the Chargers (3-1, 2-1) the Jimmies struggled, losing 40-3.
In the matches against the Broncos, the Jimmies started off the event with a forfeit win from Elijah Barajas in the 125-pound weight class. The Jimmies continued their hot start with a mixed decision win from Roman Carillo over Kavika Aholelei in the 133-pound weight class.
After the two teams traded wins, the Broncos won four in a row. The Jimmies put an end to the run with back-to-back wins to finish the meet after a Joshua Goeden 7-5 decision over Dominick Leon in the 197-pound weight class and an Ian Howell victory with a 6-1 decision over Henry Jones in the 285-pound weight class.
The Jimmies took the momentum into the matches against the Warriors and rattled off seven wins in a row. The meet started off with Barajas, Carrillo, and Tommy Beringer winning by forfeit. The first time a Jimmies grappler had to wrestle was in the 149-pound weight class where Jesus Murillo got the 7-5 decision win over Steven Aranda.
The Jimmies followed it up with two more forfeit wins before Trysten Rogers got the pinfall win over Kody Hahn in the 174-pound weight class. After two losses, the Jimmies ended the duals with Edgar Espinosa getting the pinfall win over Matt Johnston in the 285-pound weight class.
In the meet against the Chargers, the Jimmies started with three consecutive losses before Jesus Murrillo got the 8-4 decision win over Ben Peters in the 149-pound weight class. The Jimmies closest loss after the Murrillo win was when the Chargers Ashton Brecht beat Ian Howell by a 10-7 decision in the 285-pound weight class.
The Jimmies hit the mats again at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 11, when they go to the Buena Vista Open in Storm Lake, Iowa.