Air Force defeats Stanford

1/19/2013
United States Air Force Academy Sports Information

STANFORD, Calif. -- Winning seven of 10 bouts, the Air Force wrestling team earned a 24-12 victory over host Stanford on Friday evening to improve to 6-1 on the season.

The Cardinal captured a decision in the 125-pound match, but sophomore Dylan Hyder (Yelm, Wash.) put Air Force on the board with a 6-0 decision at 133 pounds. Carter McElhany (So., Colorado Springs, Colo.) followed with a 7-1 decision at 141 pounds, senior Logan Burch (Colorado Springs, Colo.) earned a 12-1 major decision in the 149-pound bout, and Josh Kreimier (Jr., Fort Collins, Colo.) added a 11-4 decision at 157 pounds to give the Falcons a 13-3 lead in the team scoring.

While Stanford was able to get back on the scoreboard by winning a decision at 165 pounds, the Falcons earned three more victories, including back-to-back major decisions by Dan Barringer (Jr., Monument, Colo.) and Devin Hightower (Jr., Colorado Springs, Colo.) at 174 and 184 pounds, respectively. Senior Josh Mohr (Pewaukee, Wis.) gave Air Force its final individual win of the match with a decision at 197 pounds before a Cardinal fall in the heavyweight bout brought the team score to 24-12.

Air Force also competed against Menlo College on Friday evening. Results from that dual are currently unavailable.

Results:
125: Evan Silver (SU) dec. Mitch Brown, 6-3
133: Dylan Hyder (AF) dec. Alex Manley, 6-0
141: Carter McElhany (AF) dec. Peter Russo, 7-1
149: Logan Burch (AF) maj. dec. Colton Dempsey, 12-1
157: Josh Kreimier (AF) dec. Kyle Meyer, 11-4
165: Bret Baumbach (SU) dec. Jesse Stafford, 3-0
174: Dan Barringer (AF) maj. dec. Thomas Kimbrell, 10-2
184: Devin Hightower (AF) maj. dec. Alan Yen, 10-2
197: Josh Mohr (AF) dec. Michael Sojka, 10-4
285: Dan Scherer (SU) fall Bentley Alsup, 5:34

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