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Tough weekend for the Saints. Excellent performance by Avery Jones taking third at 184.

FINDLAY, Ohio) – The Thomas More College wrestling team competed at the unscored University of Findlay Open today (Saturday, November 19, 2016) in Findlay, Ohio.

First-year Avery Jones (Amelia, Ohio/Glen Este) earned third place at 184.  He won his first match with a pin in 1:59, second round with a pin in 2:39, quarterfinals with a pin of 3:46, then fell in a 9-3 decision and won the third place match with a 12-11 decision.

At 125, first-year Cody Shultz (Taylor Mill, Ky./Scott) fell 16-0 by a technical fall and fell by an 18-3 technical fall in the consolation round.

Sophomore Aaron Cox (Ross, Ohio/Ross) won his first 133 match by a 9-0 major decision, then fell by a 17-1 technical fall, had a pin in 4:08 before falling 6-4 in a sudden victory.  Also at 133, first-year Dale Hensley, Jr. (Taylor Mill, Ky./Scott) was pinned in 2:12 and fell by a n 8-7 decision, first-year John Shirkey (Erlanger, Ky./LaSalle (Ohio)) was pinned in 1:15 in the first round at 133 and 1:55 in the consolation round,  first-year Parker Buschelman (Harrison, Ohio/Harrison) fell by an 8-1 decision and 13-11 decision and first-year Alex Holt (Mount Sterling, Ky./Montgomery County) was pinned in 1:04 and 2:31.

Three Saints competed at 141 as first-year Brandon Powers (Owensboro, Ky./Apollo) fell 15-0 in a technical fall and 13-5 by a major decision, first-year Damian Walton (Cincinnati, Ohio/Taylor) was pinned in 2:48 and 2:45, first-year Daniel Branch (Cold Springs, Ky./Covington Catholic) was pinned in 0:30 and fell 18-2 by a technical fall and first-year Derrick Soper (Lexington, Ky./Bryan Station) fell by a 9-6 decision and was pinned in 1:54.

At 149, first-year Ryley Regan (Miamisburg, Ohio/Miamisburg) won by a 5-4 decision and then was pinned in 2:14 and fell in an 11-5 decision, first-year Colin McAlpine (Chesaning, Mich./Chesaning) was pinned in 4:14, then won an 8-2 decision and fell in a 7-3 decision, first-year Kegan McAlpine (Chesaning, Mich./Chesaning) was pinned in 4:15 and had a pin in 6:21 before being pinned in 0:25 and first-year Eric Knittle (Harrison, Ohio/Harrison) was pinned in 2:05 and fell 19-0 by a technical fall.

First-year Malachi Marlow (Mount Orab, Ohio/Western Brown) fell by a 10-5 decision and then won by a medial forfeit and a 14-3 sudden victory before being pinned in 0:44.

Five Saints competed at 165 as first-year Jacob Bria (Glenn Ferris, W.Va./Fairfield (Ohio)) fell by a 7-3 decision and then had a 6-2, 5-0 and 8-4 decision before being pinned in 0:47, first-year Matthew Munoz (Erlanger, Ky./Dixie Heights) had pin in 2:07, then was pinned in 1:05 and fell in a 5-0 decision, first-year Latear Dukes (Barryton, Mich./Chippewa Hills) fell by an 8-0 major decision and was pinned in 1:56, first-year Tre'Von Ward (Avendale, Ohio/Norwood) fell by a 17-0 technical fall and was pinned in 3:25 and first-year Austin Sutphin (Mount Sterling, Ky./Montgomery County) fell in a 6-4 decision and a 1-0 decision.

First-year Kevin Flaherty (Cincinnati, Ohio/St.Henry (Ky.)) was pinned in 1:42 and fell 15-2 by a major decision at 174.  First-year John Butler (Lake Havasu, Ariz./Lake Havasu) competed at 197 and fell 16-0 by  technical fall, was pinned in 1:46.

At 285, first-year Ahmad Hameidan (Florence, Ky./Boone County) fell in an 8-6 decision, won by forfeit and fell 16-0 in a technical fall, while first-year Quantavious Kelley (Albany, Ga./Monroe) was pinned in 1:12 and 6:18.

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