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Mavericks Fall to Cowboys

13 Feb 2017

David Jahnke (Assistant Sports Information Director) Colorado Mesa RAND JUNCTION, Colo. –

The Colorado Mesa wrestling team closed out their dual season this evening with a 20-16 loss to the visiting New Mexico Highlands Cowboys in Brownson Arena.  The Cowboys won six of the ten matches including two for bonus points while Colorado Mesa picked up a pair of bonus point victories at 141 and 174 pounds respectively. 
After New Mexico Highlands won the opening two bouts, the Mavericks earned a technical fall win by Brett Kasprzyk at 141 pounds. Kasprzyk defeated Patrick Vega 20-2 after settling for a 2-1 lead after the first period. The Mesa, Ariz. native earned three four-point nearfalls in the second period to extend his lead. 
157-pound reserve John Daniel picked up an impressive win, defeating Reis Humphrey 3-1. Humphrey placed third at last weekend's Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Championships.  Junior Bruno Nicoletti picked up the Mavericks other bonus point win at 174 pounds with a 19-2 technical fall win over Kenneth Yara. 
The Mavericks final victory came at 285 pounds where freshman Clayton Voytilla earned a 5-1 win over Gabe Escobedo. That was the second win in a row for Voytilla over Escobedo. 
Colorado Mesa will be back in action at the NCAA Super Region 4 Tournament in Golden on February 24.
Bout-by-Bout Results
125 – Jacob Espana (NMHU) maj dec Channing Lewis, 14-1
133 – Jack Gaylor (NMHU) dec Juaquin Olivas, 4-2 (TB-2)
141 – Brett Kasprzyk (CMU) tech falls Patrick Vega, 20-2
149 – Orlando Guerra (NMHU) dec Daniel Salazar, 3-2
157 – John Daniel (CMU) dec Reis Humphrey, 3-1
165 – Kellen Pelzel (NMHU) dec Jesse Hoffschneider, 9-4
174 – Bruno Nicoletti (CMU) tech falls Kenneth Yara, 19-2
184 – Luis Terrazas (NMHU) maj dec Adam Visconti, 8-0
197 – Cody Marquez (NMHU) dec George Stagg, 5-0
285 – Clayton Voytilla (CMU) dec Gabe Escobedo, 5-1