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WRESTLING: Cardinals win back to back duals to finish the regular season


The North Idaho College Cardinal Wrestling team finished the regular season on a high note, winning back-to-back duals against the No. 8 Ranked Division II Team in Simon Fraser University and the No. 17 Ranked NAIA Team in Eastern Oregon University this weekend. With these wins, the Cardinals will enter post-season action with a 5-1 streak in their second semester.

The Cardinals showed their grit and had a strong showing against the SFU Clansmen, winning four matches by bonus point margins. The Cards went on to win 7 of the 10 bouts on the evening, avenging their first semester loss to the Clansmen.

The following morning the Cardinals went back to work, traveling to La Grande, Oregon to face the EOU Mountaineers. The Cards did not waste any time, with Damian Trujillo and Esco Walker putting up bonus point victories for the Cardinals in the first two bouts of the evening; Walker with a 17-8 Major Decision and Trujillo with a Technical Fall of 22-7. The Cards went on to win five more bouts, with wins coming at 141, 149, 157, 174 and 184 to close out the regular season.

Your Cardinal Wrestlers will now look to prepare for post-season action at the Regional Tournament in Clackamas, OR on February 11th.

North Idaho College 31, Simon Fraser University 15

125: Esco Walker Jr. (NIC) over Oscar Bulaqui (SFBC) (MD 17-8)
133: Nicholas Hara (NIC) over Riley Prough (SFBC) (Fall 3:00)
141: Cruz Velasquez (SFBC) over Austin Iorga (NIC) (Fall 1:06)
149: Brent Evans (NIC) over Tanner Spray (SFBC) (Dec 11-9)
157: Thomas Stevenson (NIC) over Cody Osborne (SFBC) (Fall 3:32)
165: Jacob Swift (NIC) over Tanner Spray (SFBC) (Dec 6-3)
174: Trager Abatti (NIC) over Logan Nelson (SFBC) (Dec 7-2)
184: Levi Perry (NIC) over Nolan Badovinac (SFBC) (Fall 5:37)
197: Morgan Smith (SFBC) over Christian Grover (NIC) (Fall 5:35)
285: Ciaran Ball (SFBC) over Damian Trujillo (NIC) (SV-1 3-1)

North Idaho College 28, Eastern Oregon University 12

285: Damian Trujillo (NIC) over Taben Mansarey (EOU) (TF 22-7 6:08)
125: Esco Walker Jr. (NIC) over Mhar Caballa (EOU) (MD 13-0)
133: Blake McNall (EOU) over Nicholas Hara (NIC) (Dec 9-6)
141: Austin Iorga (NIC) over Jared Brant (EOU) (Dec 2-0)
149: Brent Evans (NIC) over Jared Brant (EOU) (TF 18-3 6:55)
157: Thomas Stevenson (NIC) over Marco Retano (EOU) (Dec 6-4)
165: Drake Randall (EOU) over Jacob Swift (NIC) (Dec 7-6)
174: Hudson Mauseth (NIC) over Jacob Dupuis (EOU) (Dec 3-0)
184: Levi Perry (NIC) over Keegan Dorsey (EOU) (TF 15-0 4:10)
197: Eric Fan (EOU) over MIcah Tynanes-Perez (NIC) (Fall 2:46)

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