UIU wrestlers win Chuck Porter Duals

 

Upper Iowa heavyweight wrestler Logan Hopp, shown in recent action, won all four of his matches by pin Saturday, Jan. 4, at the Chuck Porter Duals. His first fall came in 0:54; the final three took 2:48. 2:09, and 2:10, respectively. (Upper Iowa photo)

 

 

 

UIU wrestlers win Chuck Porter Duals

 

 

By Jerry Wadian
Sports Editor

 

Upper Iowa wrestlers won the championship of the Chuck Porter Duals in Galesburg, Ill., on Saturday, Jan. 4. UIU won all four matches on the day, two by shutout.

The Peacocks currently ranked 10th in DII, were a perfect 20-20 before losing the first match of the semifinals against Augustana (Ill.), which is ranked 30th in DIII. UIU went on to win eight of the next nine matches for an easy 33-6 win.

In the championship match against Wabash College, who is 10th in DIII, the Peacocks forged an 18-0 lead on the way to a 36-9 win.

Heavyweight Logan Hopp won all four of his matches by fall. Carl Broghammer, ranked second at 197 for UIU, won three matches by pin and another with a 19-3 technical fall.

Valley Community alum Lincoln Monroe won a pair of matches for Upper Iowa at 133. Monroe won, 6-3, against Calumet College in the second round and won by forfeit in the championship round.

This Saturday and Sunday, UIU will compete in Des Moines at the Iowa Events Center for the prestigious National Duals, where the Peacocks have finished in the top eight in five of the past six years.

Upper Iowa 58, Hannibal-LaGrange 0

125 - Paulus maj. dec. Sloup, 15-2; 133 - Schmidt threw McElfresh, 1:40; 141 - Richardson won by forfeit; 149 - Cooper threw Sonnabend, 2:59; 157 - Duke won by forfeit; 165 - Westerlund threw Reed 1:08; 174 - Vance pinned Godfrey, 4:28; 184 - Sorensen won by forfeit; 197 - Broghammer threw Braughton, 1:05; 285 - Hopp (UI) pinned Wright, 0:54.

Upper Iowa 57, CCSJ 0

125 - Paulus won by forfeit; 133 - Lincoln Monroe dec. Hawkins, 6-2; 141 - Roths won by forfeit; 149 - Cooper (UI) won by forfeit; 157 - Benitz won by forfeit; 165 - Westerlund won by forfeit;

174 - Vance won by forfeit; 184 - Sorensen threw Brown, 1:35; 197 - Broghammer threw Johnson 2:35;

285 - Hopp threw Pitrowski, 2:48.

Upper Iowa 33, Augustana 6

125 - Panozzo (AC) dec Funk, 6-4; 133 - Schmidt dec. McMahon, 5-3; 141 - Richardson dec. Schaub, 3-1; 149 - Cooper maj. dec. Ruiz,12-1; 157 - Sundberg (AC) dec. Duke, 6-1; 165 - Westerlund dec. Cummings, 3-2; 174 - Vance dec. Richardson, 7-2; 184 - Sorensen threw Murray, 2:22; 197 - Broghammer tech. fall Feraco 19-3;  285 - Hopp threw Schraidt, 2:09.

Upper Iowa 36, Wabash 9

125 - Paulus tech fall Betts, 16-0; 133 - Monroe won by forfeit; 141 - Roths threw Parham, 4:47; 149 - Cooper maj. dec. Venezia, 12-4; 157 - Lefever (WC) dec. Benitz 5-1; 165 - Westerlund dec. Farmer, 2-1; 174 - Lefever (WC) dec. Vance, 7-5; 184 - Lefever (WC) dec. Sorensen, 7-6; 197 - Broghammer threw Barclay, 1:55; 285 - Hopp threw Kelton, 2:10.

jwadian@thefayettecountyunion.com

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