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Air Force sweeps Borah Duals

GUNNISON, Colo. -- The Air Force Academy wrestling team went a perfect 3-0 at the 29th Annual Borah Duals Saturday afternoon, Jan. 12, at Mountaineer Field House on the campus of Western Colorado University. The Falcons (4-2) knocked off the host Mountaineers, 46-6 and 29-9, while also defeating Simon Fraser University, 39-9.

Air Force was dominate from start to finish, as they won 21 of 25 matches contested on the day. 15 of the 21 wins were via bonus points as well.

Leading the way with a 3-0 day was sophomore Tommy Stager at 149 lbs. The Longmont, Colo. native used a decision in the first dual, as well as a forfeit and then a major decision in the final two, to tally three wins on the day. He moves to 10-6 on the season.

Fellow sophomore Jacoby Ward was one of the most dominant wrestlers on the afternoon, as the Cincinnati, Ohio native had two bonus point wins in his two matches, winning by 16-0 tech fall in the opener against WCU, and capping it off with a 12-2 major decision in the final bout.

Elsewhere, a pair of wrestlers had two pins on the day, as sophomore Brock Jennings at 184 lbs. and freshman Kayne Hutchison at heavyweight both had two falls each. For Hutchison, all three of his wins this season are via pin.

Sophomore Tony DeCesare went 2-0 overall at 133 lbs., including a 15-0 technical fall against Simon Fraser. Fellow sophomore Casey Jumps at 197 lbs. also went a perfect 2-0, with a major decision, as well as a decision win.

Finally, a handful of grapplers won their only matches contested on the afternoon, as freshmen Sidney Flores, Jared Van Vleet, Harlan Steffensmeier, and Trey Brisker, sophomore Lenny Petersen, junior Garrett O'Shea, and senior Isaac Jimenez all went 1-0.

The Falcons will dip back into conference dual action next weekend with its first road dual of the season, as they trek up to Laramie to take on No. 12 Wyoming Friday, Jan. 18. Action against the Cowboys is set to begin at 7 p.m. MT.

Air Force 46, Western Colorado 6
125: Seth Lisowski (Western Colorado) over Unknown (Forf.)
133: Jared Van Vleet (Air Force) over Colby Duncan (Western Colorado) (SV 7-5)
141: Lenny Petersen (Air Force) over Tim Edmonson (Western Colorado) (Pin 2:31)
149: Tommy Stager (Air Force) over Diego Calderon (Western Colorado) (Dec 6-1)
157: Jacoby Ward (Air Force) over James Steerman (Western Colorado) (TF 16-0)
165: Harlan Steffensmeier (Air Force) over Michael Seijo (Western Colorado) (Pin 0:39)
174: Randy Meneweather (Air Force) over Michael Thelen (Western Colorado) (TF 16-1)
184: Brock Jennings (Air Force) over Brendan Gonzales (Western Colorado) (Pin 3:26)
197: Anthony McLaughlin (Air Force) over Unknown (Forf.)
HWT: Kayne Hutchison (Air Force) over Kris Davis (Western Colorado) (Pin 2:41)

Air Force 39, Simon Fraser 9
125: Pritpaul Johal (Simon Fraser) over Unknown (Forf.)
133: Tony DeCesare (Air Force) over Riley Prough (Simon Fraser) (TF 15-0)
141: Isaac Jimenez (Air Force) over Randy MacDonald (Simon Fraser) (MD 17-4)
149: Tommy Stager (Air Force) over Unknown (Forf.)
157: Trey Brisker (Air Force) over Taber Spray (Simon Fraser) (MD 16-7)
165: Marcus Amico (Air Force) over Unknown (Forf.)
174: Cody Surratt (Air Force) over Logan Nelson (Simon Fraser) (TF 17-0)
184: Brock Jennings (Air Force) over Doug Peyser (Simon Fraser) (Pin 2:42)
197: Casey Jumps (Air Force) over Nolan Badovinac (Simon Fraser) (Dec 7-2)
HWT: Ciaran Ball (Simon Fraser) over Kayne Hutchison (Air Force) (Dec 9-5)

Air Force 27, Western Colorado 9
125: Sidney Flores (Air Force) over Trent Piatt (Western Colorado) (Dec 10-6)
133: Tony DeCesare (Air Force) over Cody Fatzinger (Western Colorado) (Dec 7-3)
141: Garrett O'Shea (Air Force) over Jason Hanenberg (Western Colorado) (Dec 3-2)
149: Tommy Stager (Air Force) over Justin Chenoweth (Western Colorado) (MD 14-2)
157: Jacoby Ward (Air Force) over Jason Slaughter (Western Colorado) (MD 12-2)
165: Hunter Mullin (Western Colorado) over Marcus Amico (Air Force) (Dec 10-7)
174: Brandon Supernaw (Western Colorado) over Randy Meneweather (Air Force) (Dec 7-4)
184: Konnor Schmidt (Western Colorado) over Cody Surratt (Air Force) (Dec 6-2)
197: Casey Jumps (Air Force) over Rugar Wyneken (Western Colorado) (MD 12-4)
HWT: Kayne Hutchison (Air Force) over Sammy Deseriere (Western Colorado) (Pin 2:21)

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