Air Force has successful day at USAFA Round Robin

USAFA, Colo. -- The Air Force Academy wrestling team wrapped up the regular season with the USAFA Round Robin, Saturday afternoon, Feb. 20, at the East Gym. The Falcons had 22 wrestlers compete in paired matches against Northern Colorado and Utah Valley in the final tune-up before Big 12 Championships.

The event was a non-team scoring, non-weight class champion event, and served as an opportunity for grapplers to get their final matches of the regular season in before Big 12s. AF's 22 wrestlers combined for 28 wins in a highly successful afternoon.

Leading the way going 3-0 were sophomore Cody Phippen at 125, freshman Will VomBaur at 125, junior Trey Brisker at 157, and junior Jake Thompson at 184, in what was his season debut. All three of Phippen's wins were via bonus points (2 TF and 1 fall), while VomBaur picked up a tech, Brisker had a tech and a fall, and Thompson had three decision without giving up a single point.

Elsewhere, sophomore Nick Krug, freshman Giano Petrucelli, junior Vincent Dolce, and freshman Sam Wolf all picked up a pair of wins, while senor Lenny Petersen, sophomore Dylan Martinez, and freshman Wyatt Hendrickson all went 1-0 in their final matches before the championships.

The Falcons will return to the mats Saturday-Sunday, March 6-7, for the 2021 Big 12 Championships, which are set to take place at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla. A limited number of tickets are on sale. The first three sessions will be streamed on ESPN+, while the finals will be on ESPN2 and the Watch ESPN App.


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