Grand Canyon finishes trip with win over CSU-Pueblo

No. 11 Grand Canyon finished its Colorado road trip Monday with a 26-9 dual meet victory at CSU-Pueblo.

Starting the meet at 133, GCU won the event's first four matches, starting with Lino Estrada's 11-4 decision over Jacob Haney. Mike Hamel, who went 3-0 against the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference foes, beat Adam Ortivez 5-3, at 141.
Eighth-ranked 149-pounder Bobby Ward, also 3-0 on the trip, won by technical fall over Larry Schmueser 20-4 and senior Austen Moore gave GCU a 17-0 lead with a pin in 4:25 over John Lewis in the 157-class contest.

GCU picked up three more decisions. Tyrell Fortune, ranked No. 3 at 285 won his 30th match of the season with a 4-1 win over Niko Bogojevic. Brett Sanchez edged Adam Carey, 3-1, at 184. Martin Fabbian picked up a win at 174 with a 5-0 decision against Ray Hall.

The final match of the night pitted the No. 1 and No. 2 ranked wrestlers at 125. Top-ranked Jesse Hillhouse of CSUP beat GCU's defending national champ Kyle McCrite 10-4.

Grand Canyon is 13-6 in duals and finish the RMAC dual season 5-2. The Antelopes wrap up dual action Saturday with an 8 p.m. match at California Baptist in Riverside, Calif.

133: Lino Estrada, GCU, dec. Jacob Haney, 11-4
141: Mike Hamel, GCU, dec. Adam Ortivez, 5-3
149: Bobby Ward, GCU, tech. fall Larry Schmueser, 20-4
157: Austen Moore, GCU, pinned John Lewis, 4:25
165: Trevor Grant, CSUP, dec. Juan Carlos Maynes, 9-4
174: Martin Fabbian, GCU, dec. Ray Hall, 5-0
184: Brett Sanchez, GCU, dec. Adam Carey, 3-1
197: Chris Frisbie, CSUP, dec. Marcus Haughian, 2-1
285: Tyrell Fortune, GCU, dec. Niko Bogojevic, 4-1
125: Jesse Hillhouse, CSUP, dec. Kyle McCrite, 10-4


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