Urquizo, Schrempp shore up All-America bidsCEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Two Dickinson State wrestlers will receiving NAIA All-America honors today at the national tournament.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Two Dickinson State wrestlers will receiving NAIA All-America honors today at the national tournament.
Senior Steven Urquizo is fighting for as high as third place at 184 pounds while junior Cameron Schrempp is in the seventh-place match at 165.
Urquizo scored a pin in his opening consolation match, getting the stick over Mitch Burnaugh in 2:39.
He then picked up a 10-5 decision against Southern Oregon’s Ronald Lee and a 6-2 decision over Allen Scruggs of Campbellsville (Ky.).
He followed that by pinning Lindsey Wilson College’s Andrew Hairston in 2:06 to reach today’s consolation semifinal match against Grandview University’s Tommy Perez.
A win puts Urquizo into the third-place match. A loss sends him to the fifth-place match.
In the 174-pound consolation bracket, junior Cameron Schrempp beat West Virginia Tech’s Ben Wood by a 4-1 decision, pinned Southern Oregon’s Tyler Thomas in 3:09 and won a 3-2 decision against Oklahoma City’s Derek Peperas before falling to Missouri Valley’s Alex McKinney by a 2-1 decision in the consolation quarterfinals.
He faces Lindenwood’s Dirk Hurrin in the seventh-place match today.
At 149 pounds, senior Jordan Ewen and sophomore Brad Steele both won their consolation-round openers, but lost their second matches of the day.
Ewen beat Jamestown’s James Gubler with an 11-6 decision, but lost to Alex Stemer of St. Francis by a 4-3 decision.
Steele defeated Matt Milton of Campbellsville in a 7-5 decision and lost to Montana State-Northern’s Anthony Weerheim in a 12-5 decision.
Senior 165-pounder Nick Zumwalt picked up a 3-2 decision over Zeke Hunt of Cumberlands (Ky.) in his wrestleback opener. He was then pinned by Blake Augustyn of Concordia (Neb.) in 3:48.
Sergio Martinez picked up a 10-4 decision over Minot State’s Kellan Zietz in his wrestleback opener at 125 pounds but lost to Lindenwood’s Justin Forrest by a 17-1 technical fall in his next match.
Junior heavyweight Cody Jamtgaard claimed a 6-4 overtime decision against Morningside’s Tyler Thompson in his consolation opener but dropped an 8-0 major decision to GVU’s Bojan Djukic in his next match.
Freshman 133-pounder Cody Hilzendeger lost out in his first consolation match, falling to Christian Hernandez of Bacone (Okla.) in a 12-10 decision.
Junior Adam Orton was also two-and-done after falling to Lindenwood’s Jacob Janes by a 6-1 decision in the wrestlebacks.