Hoosier Duals Inside Assembly Hall This Saturday

    Go Hoosiers! Matt Coughlin remains unbeaten at 6-0 on the season
    Go Hoosiers!
    Matt Coughlin remains unbeaten at 6-0 on the season
    Go Hoosiers!

    Nov. 22, 2007

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana hosts the Hoosiers Duals once again this season with competition taking place on Saturday, Nov. 24th inside Assembly Hall. The day will consist of five dual matches for each school in attendance. The other four schools competing are the University of the Cumberlands, Duke, Liberty, Ohio and Oregon.

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    Several individuals placed at the Michigan State Open, including redshirt sophomore Matt Coughlin's tournament crown in the 165-pound weight class. Andrae Hernandez and Nick Walpole also reached the finals in their respective weight classes, both finishing in second place. Two-time All-American Brandon Becker placed third while a pair of Hoosiers, Tvor Perry and Jantzen Minton, finished in fourth place. Kurt Kinser seized fifth place and Paul Young ended up with a sixth place finish.

    The Indiana University wrestling team began the 2007-08 campaign in fashion, shutting out Wabash with a 44-0 victory in the opening dual match of the season. The Hoosiers posted a pin, two tech falls and four major decisions on the night.

    Angel Escobedo got things started in the 125-pound match with a pin in under a minute, at the 0:32 mark of the first period to be exact. Wesley Fike then took a forfeit in the 133-pound match as Wabash did not have a wrestler available at that weight class.

    Scott Kelly and Nick Walpole each earned major decision victories in their respective matches. Kelly won by a score of 17-5 while Walpole captured a 13-0 triumph. Paul Young kept it coming for the Hoosiers at the 157-pound weight class, posting a 20-5 tech fall.

    Matt Coughlin, who is one of four All-American returning to IU this season, outlasted Wabash's Stephen Mosier for the 9-4 win. A pair of NCAA qualifiers from a season ago, Trevor Perry and No. 8 Marc Bennett, each arose victorious as well. Perry defeated Robert Beeler 10-2, and Bennett picked up a tech fall at 18-3.

    In the 197-pound match, Eric Cameron grabbed an 11-3 decision before Justin Kuhn capped off the Hoosier shutout with a 5-0 victory at heavyweight. Alex Warren also wrestled for the Hoosiers on Friday, winning an exhibition match versus Justin Michaels by a score of 17-1.




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