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Chadron State tops New Mexico Highlands

2/1/2013
Chadron State College Sports Information

LAS VEGAS, N.M. -- The Chadron State College wrestling team won five of its first six matches en route to its 22-15 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference victory over New Mexico Highlands Thursday in Las Vegas, N.M.

With the win, Chadron State improves to 6-5 overall and 2-2 in the conference.

"It's always good to get a win on the road," Chadron State interim head coach Brett Hunter said.

The Eagles will wrestle Adams State in Alamosa, Colo., in another conference showdown tonight (Friday) at 7 p.m.

Jace Johnson got things going for the Eagles in the first match by earning a 3-2 decision over Erick Rangel at 125 pounds. Perry McAfee put the Eagles up 7-0 in the dual after a major decision over Austin Morrow at 133.

Following a win by Highlands' at 141, Chadron State received two straight pins. Reed Burgener pinned Mariano Montoya at 149 in the second period and Bruce Zurek got a first period fall over Juan Alvarado.

After the two pins, Dylan Fors added to Chadron State's lead with a commanding 6-1 decision over Trevor Saxon.

However, Highlands came back and earned three straight decisions before CSC's heavyweight Mike Hill closed out the dual with a 2-1 decision over Robert Rockhill.

Results:
125 - Jace Johnson, CSC, dec. Erick Rangel, 3-2
133 - Perry McAfee, CSC, major dec. Austin Morrow, 14-6
141 - Dan Gaylor, NMH, dec. Josh McCance, 5-4
149 - Reed Burgener, CSC, pinned Mariano Montoya, 4:15
157 - Bruce Zurek, CSC, pinned Juan Alvarado, 2:20
165 - Dylan Fors, CSC, dec. Trevor Saxon, 6-1
174 - Easton Hargrove, NMH, dec. Devan Fors, 4-1
184 - Igor Gomzin, NMH, dec. Jordan Debus, 9-4
197 - Justin Rockhill, NMH, dec. Chris Leak, 9-5
285 - Mike Hill, CSC, dec. Robert Rockhill, 2-1

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