Wrestlers battle at UNK open

In their last match before Thanksgiving, the Trojan wrestlers entered the University of Nebraska-Kearney Holiday Inn Open in Kearney, Neb., on Nov. 17.

The tournament field included more than 40 schools and 500 wrestlers containing some of the toughest competitors in the country from all divisions.

Colby was led by Pierro Garcia, who finished the day going 3-2 before losing in the placing round. The Trojan grapplers will be back in action Dec. 2 as they travel to Hays for the Bob Smith Open.

Results:

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Champ. Round 1 - Colin Poynter (Air Force Prep) won by fall over Joseph Unruh (Colby Community College) (Fall 1:15)
Cons. Round 1 - Braeden Dickinson (Mary) won by fall over Joseph Unruh (Colby Community College) (Fall 2:27) 

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Champ. Round 1 - Dalton Moody (Colby Community College) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Pedro Ordonez (Fort Hays State) won by tech fall over Dalton Moody (Colby Community College) (TF 18-0)
Cons. Round 2 - Dalton Moody (Colby Community College) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 3 - Grant Barkhurst (Air Force) won by fall over Dalton Moody (Colby Community College) (Fall 1:56) 

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Champ. Round 1 - Pierro Garcia (Colby Community College) won by fall over Brandon Pritchard (Cloud County Community College) (Fall 2:15)
Champ. Round 2 - Pierro Garcia (Colby Community College) won by fall over Josh Betts (Northeastern Junior College) (Fall 2:45)
Quarterfinal - Billy Higgins (University of Northern Colorado) won by tech fall over Pierro Garcia (Colby Community College) (TF 16-0)
Cons. Round 4 - Pierro Garcia (Colby Community College) won by fall over Davonn Keyes (Northeastern Junior College) (Fall 2:49)
Cons. Round 5 - Noah Perkins (Newman) won by fall over Pierro Garcia (Colby Community College) (Fall 2:32) 

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Champ. Round 1 - Joseph Guerra (Colby Community College) won by decision over Nicholas Speno (Central Oklahoma) (Dec 12-8)
Champ. Round 2 - Aidan Funk (Colorado School Of Mines) won by fall over Joseph Guerra (Colby Community College) (Fall 2:26)
Cons. Round 2 - Hayden Johnson (Unattached-Western State Colorado University) won by fall over Joseph Guerra (Colby Community College) (Fall 2:25)

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Champ. Round 1 - Caleb Shanks (Briar Cliff (Iowa)) won by fall over Isiah Sifuentes (Colby Community College) (Fall 5:50)
Cons. Round 1 - Joey Ewalt (Barton) won by fall over Isiah Sifuentes (Colby Community College) (Fall 6:27)

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Champ. Round 1 - Jeremiah Glise (Briar Cliff (Iowa)) won by decision over Sean Jackson (Colby Community College) (Dec 6-5)
Cons. Round 1 - Sean Jackson (Colby Community College) won by decision over Ben Lancaster (Central Missouri) (Dec 3-1)
Cons. Round 2 - Chris Henderson (Pratt Community College) won by fall over Sean Jackson (Colby Community College) (Fall 6:25)