The Pratt Community College wrestling team, ranked #22 by the NJCAA, suffered a close loss to the #16 ranked Northwest Technical College Mavericks by a score of 27-24.
The Pratt Community College wrestling team, ranked #22 by the NJCAA, suffered a close loss to the #16 ranked Northwest Technical College Mavericks by a score of 27-24. The match came down to the final bout at heavyweight where #8 Sebastian Sanchez pinned Patrick Jones to push the Mavericks ahead 6 points and ended the Beaver’s hope for an upset in their first bout of the season. The Beavers were led by 2013 NJCAA National Qualifier Korey Pfannenstiel and frosh Austin Hughey with big wins in their bouts to put the Beavers on the board first. That was followed by an upset by Cody Carson who took down the #11 ranked Bryce Carr in overtime to keep the momentum for the Beavers. Freshman Julius Coats then capitalized in his bout by earning a decision to push the Beavers into close range of the win and the comeback. As Northwest Technical College forfeited to #5 ranked Kasey Crump, the match relied on Patrick Jones for the win but the Beavers came up short in the effort. STATS #16 Northwest Tech 24, #21 PCC 21 125: Cameron Huizar (NWT) dec. Dalton Snell (PCC), 4-1 0-3 133: Dimitri Martinez-Moizen (NWT) dec. Skyler McComb (PCC), 9-7 (OT) 0-6 141: Tyler Hinton (NWT) pinned Daniel Melcher (PCC), WBF (4:15) 0-12 149: #9 Korey Pfannenstiel (PCC) dec. Alexander Buelna (NWT), 8-7 3-12 157: Austin Hughey (PCC) pinned Jared Pratt (NWT), WBF (3:55) 9-12 165: #5 Tyler Cattey (NWT) pinned Cade Noble (PCC), WBF (3:14) 9-18 174: Cody Carson (PCC) dec. #11 Bryce Carr (NWT), 11-10 (OT) 12-18 184: Julius Coats (PCC) dec. Dominic Bejarano (NWT), 7-6 15-18 197: #5 Kasey Crump (PCC) received a forfeit 21-18 285: #8 Sebastian Sanchez pinned Patrick Jones (PCC), WBF (3:55) 21-24 Four members of the PCC wrestling team also took part in the OCU Open in Oklahoma City at Oklahoma City University. Freshmen Malcom Robinson, Aaron Tarin, Beau Bergeron, and Patrick Jones all competed unattached in the event for Coach Ken Kepley. This was the year’s first open tournament of the season. All four were eyeing their first action at the collegiate level with Malcom Robinson winning his first round match and dropping the next two matches. Aaron Tarin also had an opening round win, but then dropped his next two matches as well. Beau Bergeron also opened up the day with a win under his belt but then lost two close matches to end his day and Patrick Jones capped off the day going 3-2 for the first slate of the open tournament season. The open tournament season continues this weekend, November 9th, at Bethany College at the Bethany Swede Open in Lindsborg KS. The Beavers’ next home dual will be on November 20th against Bacone College, which is an NAIA national contender from Oklahoma.