CHICAGO, Ill. – The SIUE wrestling team competed in its first dual meets of the 2013-14 season Saturday, as they faced Ouachita Baptist, Arizona State, and Illinois at the Chicago Quad.
The Cougars dropped all three matches, losing 26-15 to Ouachita Baptist, 29-6 to Arizona State, and 38-3 to Illinois.
"We knew it was going to be three tough duals coming in," Head Coach Jeremy Spates said. "We should've done better (against Ouachita Baptist), but we didn't wrestle the whole match. We performed better against Illinois and Arizona State, but we knew they were tough teams."
"I feel like we now know where we're at," Spates added. "You can only learn so much wrestling in practice. Now we know what we need to work on, and we'll keep going from there."
Next up for SIUE is the Joe Parisi Open in St. Charles, Mo., next Saturday. The tournament will be hosted by Lindenwood.
No. 8 Illinois 38 SIUE 3
125 - Dominic Olivieri (UI) def. Dakota Leach, 9-4
133 - Zane Richards (UI) def. Pat Myers, 18-6
141 - John Fahy (UI) def. Drew Vrbenec, 19-7
149 - Karsten Van Velsor (SIUE) def. Rory Kirby, 6-4
157 - Jake Gingerich (UI) def. Jake Vitale, 5-1
165 - Jackson Morse (UI) pinned Logun Taylor, 0:36
174 - Tony Dallago (UI) pinned Jake Residori, 6:12
184 - Nikko Reyes (UI) def. Deshoun White, 9-3
197 - Jeff Koepke (UI) won by forfeit
HWT - Chris Lopez (UI) def. David Devine, 4-3 2OT
Arizona State 32 SIUE 3
125 - Ares Carpio (ASU) def. Dakota Leach, 8-3
133 - Tyler Liberatore (ASU) def. Pat Myers, 3-1
141 - Matt Kraus (ASU) def. Drew Vrbenec, 3-1
149 - Nathan Hoffer (ASU) def. Karsetn Van Velsor, 13-5
157 - Joel Smith (ASU) def. Jake Vitale, 14-4
165 - Ray Waters (ASU) pinned Logun Taylor, 1:59
174 - Kevin Radford (ASU) def. Jake Residori, 8-5
184 - Deshoun White (SIUE) def. Wesley Moore, 3-1
197 - Luke Bean (ASU) def. Chris Johnson, 4-2
HWT - Kyle Colling (ASU) def. David Devine, 8-4
Ouachita Baptist 26 SIUE 15
125 - Garrett Evans (OBU) def. Dakota Leach, 5-3
133 - Nick Rodriguez (OBU) def. Pat Myers, 5-3
141 - Josh Myers (OBU) def. Drew Vrbenec, 7-5
149 - Sawyer Smith (OBU) def. Karsten Van Velsor, 10-6
157 - Bobby Williams (OBU) pinned Jake Vitale, 3:53
165 - Jacob Andrew (OBU) def. Logun Taylor, 12-2
174 - Deshoun White (SIUE) pinned Elyjah Crumpler, 5:24
184 - Dallas Smith (OBU) def. Derek Nagel, 13-2
197 - Chris Johnson (SIUE) def. Tony Mercer, 2-1
HWT - David Devine (SIUE) pinned Nathan Jackson, 1:53