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Northern Colorado sweeps tri-meet in Utah

OREM, Utah -- The 25th ranked Northern Colorado wrestling team swept a tri-dual against Utah Valley and California Baptist on Friday afternoon to improve to 3-0 on the year. The Bears dominated California Baptist 35-3 before taking down host Utah Valley 19-16.

UNC's first Big 12 win of the year came thanks in part to key wins by extra points. Northern Colorado and Utah Valley split the matches at five apiece, but the Bears' four wins by major decision to UVU's one was the difference in the team score.

Northern Colorado dominated CBU in the first dual of the day winning nine of the 10 matches.

Mosha Schwartz turned in one of the best days for the team with a pin at 3:26 against CBU and then started a streak of three straight major decisions for UNC against Utah Valley. His 10-0 win featured a pair of takedowns and a four-point near fall in the third period to get the team rolling.

Chris Sandoval and Andrew Alirez followed Schwartz's lead with 12-4 and 16-4 major decisions, respectively. Both recorded four takedowns against Utah Valley with Alirez adding in a four-point near fall early on. The duo went undefeated on the day recording decision wins against CBU.

Alan Clothier and Jacob Seely came up with key wins late for UNC to secure the dual over the Wolverines. Clothier had his second major decision of the day, 13-4, over Hunter Morse. He won his match against California Baptist 15-5. Over the two matches, he recorded 12 takedowns.

Seely pushed Northern Colorado's lead to 19-13 with this hard-fought decision win over Jacob Armstrong 5-3. He went 2-0 on the day with his 9-1 major decision over CBU.

Dalton Robertson was the only other Bear with a fall on the day. He pinned California Baptist's Zach Schrader in the first period at 2:28. He then went on to gut out a tough 3-0 loss to Utah Valley after twisting his knee in the first period to conserve the Northern Colorado win.

What's Ahead
It's Big 12 duals from here on out for Northern Colorado. The Bears head to Colorado Springs next Sunday for a tri-dual against South Dakota State and Air Force. Northern Colorado's first dual of the day starts at noon.

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Northern Colorado 19, Utah Valley 16
125: Taylor LaMont (Utah Valley) over Theorius Robison (Northern Colorado) (Dec 10-6)
133: Mosha Schwartz (Northern Colorado) over Brandon Ty Smith (Utah Valley) (MD 10-0)
141: Christopher Sandoval (Northern Colorado) over Isaiah Delgado (Utah Valley) (MD 12-4)
149: Andrew Alirez (Northern Colorado) over Cameron Hunsaker (Utah Valley) (MD 16-4)
157: Danny Snediker (Utah Valley) over Nick Knutson (Northern Colorado) (SV-1 8-6)
165: Kekana Fouret (Utah Valley) over Jimmy Fate (Northern Colorado) (Dec 5-2)
174: Demetrius Romero (Utah Valley) over Damen Pape (Northern Colorado) (MD 13-2)
184: Alan Clothier (Northern Colorado) over Hunter Morse (Utah Valley) (MD 13-4)
197: Jacob Seely (Northern Colorado) over Jacob Armstrong (Utah Valley) (Dec 5-3)
285: Chase Trussell (Utah Valley) over Dalton Robertson (Northern Colorado) (Dec 3-0)

Extra: Jace Koelzer (Northern Colorado) over Dawson Collins (Utah Valley) (Dec 8-3)
Extra: Stockton Obrien (Utah Valley) over Ethan Leake (Northern Colorado) (Dec 5-3)
Extra: Koy Wilkinson (Utah Valley) over Trenton Schultz (Northern Colorado) (Dec 3-2)
Extra: Xavier Vasquez (Northern Colorado) over Ashton Seely (Utah Valley) (Dec 4-3)

Northern Colorado 35, Cal Baptist 3
125 Jace Koelzer (Northern Colorado) over Dilan Ajtun (California Baptist) (Dec 5-0)
133 Mosha Schwartz (Northern Colorado) over Brandon Paulson (California Baptist) (Fall 3:26)
141 Christopher Sandoval (Northern Colorado) over Chaz Hallmark (California Baptist) (Dec 12-5)
149 Andrew Alirez (Northern Colorado) over A J Raya (California Baptist) (Dec 6-4)
157 Nick Knutson (Northern Colorado) over Zachary Rowe (California Baptist) (Dec 11-5)
165 Josh Grant (California Baptist) over Billy Higgins (Northern Colorado) (Dec 10-3)
174 Damen Pape (Northern Colorado) over Louis Rojas (California Baptist) (Dec 12-5)
184 Alan Clothier (Northern Colorado) over Caden Gerlach (California Baptist) (MD 15-5)
197 Jacob Seely (Northern Colorado) over Evan Bockman (California Baptist) (MD 9-1)
285 Dalton Robertson (Northern Colorado) over Zach Schrader (California Baptist) (Fall 2:28)

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