PRESCOTT, Ariz. --- It was another bust weekend for California Baptist University as a large portion of the wrestling squad competed in both the Mile High Duals and Mile High Open hosted by Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.
The duals took place on Friday, Jan. 18. The Lancers went 1-1 on the night with a huge 42-9 win over the host Embry Riddle and a tough 21-17 loss to New Mexico Highlands University.
CBU won its most matches in a dual meet this season when it won eight of ten against the Eagles. Three pins and a technical fall win propelled the Lancers to the 33-point win.
The dual against New Mexico Highlands was much more intense as the Lancers took an early 11-0 lead that they then watched slip away when the Cowboys won six straight matches from 149-197-pounds. After that run, CBU trailed 22-11 and not even a 1:11 Zach Merrill pin could bring them back.
The Lancers are now 5-9 in dual meet competition in 2012-2013.
"It came out pretty well," said Head Coach Lennie Zalesky. "The guys fought their way through some hard matches to win."
Hall was impressive with three wins by fall on his way to a 3-1 record. Thayer fought his way to an overtime victory in order to place third at 133-pounds.
Bradford Gerl dominated the 141-pound weight class picking up two wins by fall and a 19-2 technical fall win to go 3-0 and place first.
Tribble's first place finish is a season best for him and he performed very well picking up two 15-0 technical fall victories.
Next Saturday, the Lancers will head to Bakersfield for a dual against the 6-3 CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners.
125 - Taylor Hall (2-0)
133 - Dakota Thayer (2-0)
141 - Bradford Gerl (2-0)
149 - Kyle Acevedo (0-2)
157 - Alec Smith (1-1)
165 - Anthony Ballinger(0-2)
174 - Kenneth Tribble(1-1)
184 - Paul Head (1-1)
197 - David Dill (1-1)
285 - Zach Merrill(2-0)
Mile High Open Final Records:
125 - Taylor Hall - 3-1 (3rd Place)
125 - Zachary McKenna - 0-2
133 - Dakota Thayer - 3-1 (3rd Place)
133 - Roman Delgado - 0-2
141 - Bradford Gerl - 3-0 (1st Place)
141 - Miguel Gallegos - 0-2
149 - Kyle Acevedo - 1-2
157 - Alec Smith - 4-1 (3rd Place)
157 - Paul Miller - 1-2
157 - Pierce Benlian - 0-2
165 - Anthony Ballinger - 1-2
165 - Timothy Abborino - 0-2
174 - Kenneth Tribble - 3-0 (1st Place)
184 - Paul Head - 2-1197 - David Dill - 2-1 (2nd Place)
197 - Joseph Arrellano - 2-2
285 - Zach Merrill - 1-1 (2nd Place)