Cauffman, Wilson lead way at Gator Boot Duals

Cauffman, Wilson lead way at Gator Boot Duals

NASHVILLE, TENN. – Senior 141-pounder Chase Wilson (Peru, Ind.) resumed a sparkling run as part of action at Luther College of Iowa's Gator Boot Duals Saturday, Dec. 16.

Increasing his season record to 9-2, the No. 9-ranked individual on the current National Wrestling Coaches Association's Division III rankings cruised past Baldwin-Wallace's Dalton Leightner 15-3 and then held off a tough test from Loras College's Kevin Kelly in a 3-2 thriller. The two victories sent Wilson's current win streak to nine.

He wasn't the only member of Coach Kevin Lake's squad to earn two wins. Junior 133-pounder Ben Cauffman (Fort Wayne, Ind.) moved to 8-2 after earning a technical fall against Ferrum College of Virginia and stopping the Duhawks' Frankie Indelli 10-5 in the final dual of the day. Sophomore JaVon Phillips (Centerville, Ind.), at 141, and fellow sophomore Jordan Napier (Indianapolis, Ind.), at 149, each took a win during the afternoon at McGavock High School.

Manchester University had its record go to 1-5 after a 32-11 loss to No. 9 Ferrum; a 34-7 defeat at the hands of No. 8 Baldwin-Wallace; and a 37-6 triumph by No. 4 Loras. The Spartans return to action Thursday and Friday, Jan. 4 and 5, at the National Wrestling Coaches Association's Division III National Duals.

No. 9 Ferrum College 32, Manchester University 11

125       Zachary Beckner (Ferrum) over Joshua Stephenson (MC) (Fall 2:05)    
133       Ben Cauffman (MC) over Trey Drummond (Ferrum) (TF 16-0 4:54)   
141       JaVon Phillips (MC) over Tatom Tyree (Ferrum) (Fall 1:26)   
149       Collin Saunder (Ferrum) over Jordan Napier (MC) (MD 13-3)          
157       Clifford Harrison (Ferrum) over Stephen Kitko (MC) (Dec 7-2)         
165       Andrew Tolbert (Ferrum) over Alex Arney (MC) (Fall 1:26)    
174       Blake Rosenbaum (Ferrum) over Tristan Wilson (MC) (MD 10-0)          
184       Zach Shaffer (Ferrum) over Isaac Ray (MC) (Dec. 6-0)         
197       Hunter Goulart (Ferrum) over Alex Roberts (MC) (Dec 7-5)         
285       Alverno Matthews (Ferrum) over Tristin Choate (MC) (Dec. 5-2)         

No. 8 Baldwin-Wallace 34 , Manchester 7

125       Christopher Doyle (BW) over Joshua Stephenson (Manchester) (MD 11-3)   
133       Dante Ginnetti (BW) over Ben Cauffman (Manchester) (Fall 3:26)   
141       Chase Wilson (Manchester) over Dalton Leightner (BW) (MD 15-3)         
149       Jordan Napier (Manchester) over Michael Carpenter (BW) (Dec 11-8)          
157       Kevin Kelly (BW) over Stephen Kitko (Manchester) (Dec 3-0)         
165       Anthony Arroyo (BW) over Tyler Leonhard (Manchester) (Fall 5:44)    
174       Grant Rathburn (BW) over Tristan Wilson (Manchester) (Dec 12-9)          
184       Zeckary Lehman (BW) over Isaac Ray (Manchester) (Fall 1:34)    
197       Tyler Maclellan (BW) over Alex Roberts (Manchester) (Dec 3-1)          
285       Gabriel Mahaney (BW) over Tristin Choate (Manchester) (Dec 6-2)         

No. 4 Loras 37, Manchester 6

125       Matt Randone (Loras) over Joshua Stephenson (Manchester) (MD 15-4)    
133       Ben Cauffman (Manchester) over Frankie Indelli (Loras) (Dec 10-5)         
141       Chase Wilson (Manchester) over Kevin Kelly (Loras) (Dec 3-2)          
149       Jimmy Davis (Loras) over Jordan Napier (Manchester) (Fall 2:41)    
157       Kirk Mommsen (Loras) over Stephen Kitko (Manchester) (Dec 6-0)          
165       Eddie Smith (Loras) over Alex Arney (Manchester) (TF Fall 4:10)    
174       Samuel Schuler (Loras) over Tristan Wilson (Manchester) (Dec 3-1)        
184       Awais Arain (Loras) over Isaac Ray (Manchester) (MD 12-2)          
197       Guy Patron (Loras) over Alex Roberts (Manchester) (Fall 1:48)   
285       Brody Tupy (Loras) over Tristin Choate (Manchester) (Fall 6:01)