Rick Schmucker, Assistant Athletic Director for Athletic Communications
CRETE – Doane Wrestling hosted a triangular on Wednesday evening in Crete as Dakota Wesleyan and Bethany came to town. The Tigers won both, taking their conference match with DWU, 34-12, and topping Bethany in the nightcap, 46-9. Doane improved to 9-2 on the season in duals and 2-0 in the GPAC.
In the opener against DWU, the Tigers took a 16-0 lead through four matches. Michael Scarponi (SO/Temecula, Calif.) opened with a 7-1 decision at 174 followed by a 5-2 decision victory for Garrett Cornwell (JR/Albion, Neb.) at 184. Bradley Antesberger (SO/North Pole, Alaska) collected a 16-4 major decision at 197 and Brandon Antesberger (SO/North Pole, Alaska) won by pin in 4:52 at 285. Doane followed with forfeit wins at 125 and 141 while giving up a forfeit at 133. Doane led 28-6 going into the last three matches.
Tristan Zamilpa (SO/Madera, Calif.) won by a 5-2 decision at 149 and Sam Dunwell (SO/Lana’i City, Hawaii) won by a 5-0 decision at 157. NAIA #13 Marcus Urban of DWU won by pin at 165 for the final scoring of the dual.
Dakota Wesleyan followed with a 29-9 win over Bethany to close out their two duals on the day.
Doane took on Bethany to close out the action on the night. The match started with the 174 division and Scarponi posted a pin in 2:01 to start the rout. Cornwell collected a 10-2 major decision and Bradley Antesberger received a forfeit win at 197. Trey Mason of Bethany picked up a 9-3 decision over Samuel Peterson (SO/Bonney Lake, Wash.) at 285.
Daniel Vargas (JR/San Diego, Calif.) collected his second forfeit win at 125 to put Doane up 22-3. Kaden Goff of Bethany defeated Luke Davis (FR/St. Johns, Fla.) by pin in 1:16 at 133 with Davis wrestling up a weight class. Baagii Boldmaa (JR/Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia) collected his second forfeit as well at 141 to give the Tigers a 28-9 lead. Zamilpa and Dunwell also received forfeits to take a 40-9 lead. In the final match, Benjamin Dobler (FR/Torokszentmiklos, Hungary) won by pin in 2:34 to close out the scoring as the Tigers received six points in seven of their eight victories.
Doane will host Northwestern and Waldorf on January 23 starting at 1 PM in Fuhrer Field House.