Tiger wrestlers win home match versus Coyotes
The Central Christian College of Kansas men's wrestling team competed in their second home match of the season on Wednesday night. Their opponent this time was Kansas Wesleyan University. The Coyotes fielded only four wrestlers, meaning that the Tigers took forfeits at four of the weight classes and would come away with the 35-10 victory.
In the four matchups that were wrestled, the Tigers and Coyotes actually split the results. Nick Burkswrestled above his weight and took on Joshua Crager at 133 pounds. Burks put up a good fight, but ran out of steam trying to make up for the weight difference, getting pinned by Crager in the second period. In the next matchup, it would be Kansas Wesleyan's wrestler that would wrestle above his weight. Tyler Estep took on Isaiah Frederick and was firmly in control for the duration of the match. The match would go the distance, but Estep would finish with the technical fall victory after adding a point for riding time at 17-2. The third matchup had the most action on the night. JP Krussick and Matthew Breland went head-to-head in a back-and-forth affair. In the second period, Krussick found himself almost taken down by Breland, but maneuvered his way into a reversal and then pinned Breland for the victory. The final match of the night was between the heavyweights at 285 pounds: Brecken Wedel for Central and Lex Plummer for Kansas Wesleyan. Plummer showed off his strength, controlling the pace of the match and not letting Wedel to get anything going. After three tough periods, Wedel fell to Plummer 2-11 for the major decision.
The Tigers will be back in action with another home match next Tuesday, when Ottawa University comes to town. That match with begin at 7 p.m.