Air Force Wrestling Dropped a 23-10 Loss to North Dakota State in Clune Arena13 Feb 2017
U.S. Air Force Academy, - Staff Reporter – Air Force picked up a major decision and two decision victories in the 23-10 loss to No. 25 North Dakota State, Friday night, in Clune Arena, USAFA. The Falcons, who are now 5-6 with an 0-4 mark in the Big 12, will host Northern Colorado in their final dual of the season, next week. The Bison opened up strong in Clune Arena, registering two major decisions in the opening bouts. Josh Rodriguez, who is ranked fourth in the nation, posted a 14-3 major decision over Drew Romero, while No. 25 Cam Sykora followed suit with a 15-2 major decision over Dylan Hyder.
The Falcons’ 141-pound sophomore, John Twomey, changed the pace of battle with an 11-0 major decision over Taylor Nein. The South Huntington, New York, native registered a take down and four near fall points in the first period alone. With two more reversals and a riding time point added, Twomey sealed the deal with bonus points in the Falcons’ first win of the night.With the team score at 8-4, the Bison struck back, rattling off three decision wins in the subsequent weight classes. Kyle Gliva posted a 9-6 win over Jerry McGinty, followed by No. 8 Clay Ream’s 9-3 decision over Alex Mossing. In the 165 bout, freshman Tyler Wiederholt met with No. 20 Andrew Fogarty. Wiederholt added two points for a reversal but could not find scoring opportunities to fend off the nationally ranked Bison. Fogarty took the decision win, 6-2.