CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- The Coe College wrestling team won all ten weight classes against Buena Vista Thursday night en route to a 53-0 victory. Six of the Kohawks victories came by way of a fall.
The Kohawks opened the evening with 16-0 technical fall by Jan Rosenberg (Rockaway, N.J./Morris Knolls) over Buena Vista's Carlos Barreda at 133 pounds. Rosenberg recorded a takedown and a two-point nearfall in the first period to take a 4-0 lead. After starting the second period on top, Rosenberg recorded another two-point nearfall, a three-point nearfall and was awarded a point after Barreda was warned twice for stalling. With a 10-0 lead heading into the third period, Rosenberg closed things out by recording a takedown and a three-point nearfall. He was also awarded a point for riding time.
At 141 pounds, senior Beau Westpfahl (Jesup, Iowa/Jesup) wasted no time taking control of his match against Taylor Stevicks. Almost as soon as the match started, Westpfahl recorded a takedown and worked his way to a pin after just 52 seconds. After two matches, the Kohawks led the Beavers 11-0.
Sophomore Josh Donkle (Greeley, Colo./Windsor) followed Westpfahl's lead, recording a fall over Darrian Irlbeck at 149 pounds. Donkle recorded six takedowns before pinning Irlbeck in 5:26.
Sixth-ranked senior Dimitri Boyer (Eddyville, Iowa/Eddyville-Blakesburg) made it three straight falls for the Kohawks, pinning Drake Swedlund in 2:03. After the back-to-back-to-back falls, Coe held a 23-0 lead over Buena Vista.
At 165 pounds, 10th-ranked sophomore Farai Sewera (Roselle, Ill./Lake Park) earned a 13-3 major decision over the Beavers' Seth Shatto. After recording two takedowns and allowing an escape in the first period, Sewera held a 4-1 lead heading into the second period. In the second period, Sewera upped his lead to 9-2 and he closed things out in the third with an escape, a takedown and a point for riding time.
At 174 pounds, sixth-ranked senior Ethan Ball (Aledo, Ill./Mercer County) earned the Kohawks fourth fall of the evening, this one coming against Buena Vista's Tyler Puls. After a takedown and two three-point nearfalls against Puls, Ball allowed Puls to escape but quickly took him down again en route to pinning him in 2:06. After six matches, the Kohawks held a 33-0 lead over the Beavers.
At 184 pounds, junior Ryan Sheldon (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/Kennedy) earned Coe's second technical fall of the evening, defeating Jared Bronaugh 16-0. In the first period, Sheldon recorded a takedown and a pair of three-point nearfalls to gain an 8-0 lead. After Sheldon started the second period on the bottom, he earned a reversal and recorded both a three-point and two-point nearfall to close out the match. He was also awarded a point for riding time.
Junior Donnie Horner (Blue Springs, Mo./Blue Spring) defeated Demetrius Heard at 197 pounds by a score of 13-7. Horner held a 4-2 advantage after the first period and a 6-4 lead after the second before outscoring Heard 7-3 in the third to earn the victory. Following Horner's win, the Kohawks led 41-0 in the team score.
Sophomore Creighton Fox (DeWitt, Iowa/DeWitt) wrestled his way to victory over Gable Bonner in the heavyweight division. Fox pinned Bonner in 5:19 seconds after a closely contested match. Senior Tyler Endres (Independence, Iowa/Independence) closed out the evening by earning a fall over Slade Stiles in 4:39 at 125 pounds, giving Coe a 53-0 victory. The last time Coe recorded a shutout was January 28, 2012 when they beat Simpson 45-0.
As a team, the Kohawks held a 26-1 advantage in takedowns and a 10-0 edge in nearfalls over the Beavers.
The 53-0 victory was the largest margin of victory for a Coe team since defeating Simpson 55-0 on January 24, 2009. The 53 points was also the most points scored since that Simpson dual.
The Kohawks will be back in action this Saturday when they will travel to the Simpson Invitational in Indianola. Action is scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m.