Dec. 19, 2010

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Hoosier Wrestling (7-2) split a pair of matches on Sunday at the 2010 Indiana Duals, picking up a 24-13 victory over Eastern Michigan (3-4) before falling, 26-12, to #24 Missouri (8-4). Indiana's three nationally-ranked wrestlers each went 2-0 on the day.

No. 10 Paul Young and No. 11 Kurt Kinser each contributed nine team points with a pin and decision while No. 14 Matt Powless earned seven points with his two decisions, one of the major variety. Young and Kinser improve to 13-3 and 13-4, respectively, and Powless is now an owner of an 18-1 overall record.

Indiana's contest with the Eagles of Eastern Michigan was locked up at 13-13 following the 174-pound bout before the Hoosiers ripped off three straight wins to take the 24-13 team triumph. Powless' 14-4 major over Nick Whitenburg clinched the `W' as the Newburgh, Ind., native racked up six takedowns in the process. Additional IU victors agsinst EMU included Matt Ortega's major at 133 pounds, to go along with decisions by Eric Cameron and Ricky Alcala.

Young faced Missouri's Nick Gregoris, who entered the competition 10-0, in the afternoon match and stuck him at the 5:59 mark. It marked Young's team-leading seventh pin of the season. Kinser is even with his former Bloomington H.S. South teammate with seven falls as well. Heavyweight Ricky Alcala came up just shy of pulling off a big upset, losing the riding time battle with No. 5 Dom Bradley to drop a heart-breaker, 1-0.

Indiana 24, Eastern Michigan 13
125 lbs.- Jared Germaine (EMU) maj. dec. over Justin Brooks (IU), 11-3; Team Score: 0-4
133 lbs.- Matt Ortega (IU) maj. dec. over Filiberto Colon (EMU), 14-2; TS: 4-4
141 lbs.- Mike Leholm (EMU) dec. over Mitchell Richey (IU), 9-6; TS: 4-7
149 lbs.- #11 Kurt Kinser (IU) pins Lester France (EMU), 4:07; TS: 10-7
157 lbs.- #10 Paul Young (IU) dec. over Aaron Sulzer (EMU), 6-2; TS: 13-7
165 lbs.- Nicholas Hendrick (EMU) dec. over Ryan LeBlanc (IU), 3-1; TS: 13-10
174 lbs.- Chris Eggert (EMU) dec. over Nick Avery (IU), 4-1; TS: 13-13
184 lbs.- Eric Cameron (IU) maj. dec. over Khodar Hoballah (EMU), 11-3; TS: 17-13
197 lbs.- #14 Matt Powless (IU) maj. dec. over Nick Whitenburg (EMU), 14-4; TS: 21-13
285 lbs.- Ricky Alcala (IU) dec. over Wesley Schroeder (EMU), 3-2; TS: 24-13

Missouri 32, Eastern Michigan 6
125 lbs.- #8 Alan Waters (UM) maj. dec. over Jared Germaine (EMU), 15-5; TS: 4-0
133 lbs.- Nathan McCormick (UM) wins by forfeit; TS: 10-0
141 lbs.- #17 Todd Schavrien (UM) tech fall over Mike Leholm (EMU), 17-0; TS: 15-0
149 lbs.- Kyle Bradley (UM) maj. dec. over Corey Phillips (EMU), 14-6; TS: 19-0
157 lbs.- Aaron Sulzer (EMU) dec. over Nick Gregoris (UM), 6-3; TS: 19-3
165 lbs.- #9 Zach Toal (UM) dec. over Nicholas Hendrick (EMU), 11-5; TS: 22-3
174 lbs.- Patrick Wright (UM) dec. over Chris Eggert (EMU), 4-0; TS: 25-3
184 lbs.- Mike Larson (UM) maj. dec. over Khodar Hoballah (EMU), 13-5; TS: 29-3
197 lbs.- Nick Whitenburg (EMU) dec. over Brent Haynes (UM), 9-4; TS: 29-6
285 lbs.- #5 Dom Bradley (UM) dec. over David Wade (EMU), 5-2; TS: 32-6

Indiana 12, Missouri 26
125 lbs.- #8 Alan Waters (UM) dec. over Justin Brooks (IU), 12-6; TS: 0-3
133 lbs.- Nathan McCormick (UM) pins Matt Ortega (IU), 6:25; TS: 0-9
Team point deducted from Missouri for Unsportsmanlike penalty on the coaches bench; TS: 0-8
141 lbs.- #17 Todd Schavrien (UM) pins Mitchell Richey (IU), 4:50; TS: 0-14
149 lbs.- #11 Kurt Kinser (IU) dec. over Kyle Bradley (UM), 4-0; TS: 3-14
157 lbs.- #10 Paul Young (IU) pins Nick Gregoris (UM), 5:59; TS: 9-14
165 lbs.- #9 Zach Toal (UM) dec. over Ryan LeBlanc (IU), 2-1; TS: 9-17
174 lbs.- #17 Dorian Henderson (UM) dec. over Nick Avery (IU), 5-3; TS: 9-20
184 lbs.- Mike Larson (UM) dec. over Eric Cameron (IU), 2-1; TS: 9-23
197 lbs.- #14 Matt Powless (IU) dec. over Brent Haynes (UM), 8-5; TS: 12-23
285 lbs.- #5 Dom Bradley (UM) dec. over Ricky Alcala (IU), 1-0; TS: 12-26

The Cream and Crimson take a break from the dual-match format and get back into tournament-style action, heading to the Southern Scuffle from Dec. 29-30.