The University of Findlay wrestling team, ranked eighth in the nation, went 2-1 during the first day of competition at the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Cliff Keen National Duals in Springfield, Ill. The Roughnecks came away with an 18-13 win over #9 Minnesota State-Mankato and also defeated #19 Fort Hayes State by a score of 26-13. Their lone loss came at the hands of #17 Wisconsin-Parkside by a 26-13 margin as the event wrapped up the opening day on Saturday, Jan. 12.
Adam Walters, the top-ranked wrestler in the nation at 184, led the Roughnecks by going 3-0 on Saturday.
Walters earned a 3-2 win over Mankato's Aaron Norgren, who is ranked fifth and claimed a 5-2 win over #7 Matt Gille of Wisconsin-Parkside to highlight his victories.
Sergent came away with a 5-4 win over Mankato's David Demo, who is ranked third nationally in the weight class, and Joey White and Nick Goebel helped the Roughnecks on day one by registering 2-1 records.
The event will continue tomorrow as the Roughnecks are scheduled to battle #5 Upper Iowa.
#8 Findlay 18, #9 Minnesota State-Mankato 13
125 - Ben Sergent (Findlay) over David Demo (MSU-Mankato) Dec 5-4
133 - Alphonso Vruno (MSU-Mankato) over Nick Goebel (Findlay) Maj 14-5
141 - Joey White (Findlay) over Drew Lexvold (MSU-Mankato) Dec 9-8
149 - Thomas Allen (MSU-Mankato) over Jan Ulinski (Findlay) Dec 7-1
157 - Jordan Cowell (Findlay) over Sawyer Hoffman (MSU-Mankato) Dec 13-9
165 - Cody Quinn (MSU-Mankato) over Alex Betts (Findlay) Dec 4-0
174 - Brendan Eichmann (MSU-Mankato) over Mason True (Findlay) Dec 2-1
184 - Adam Walters (Findlay) over Aaron Norgren (MSU-Mankato) Dec 3-2
197 - Ashton Brown (Findlay) over Nathan Haynes (MSU-Mankato) Dec 3-2
285 - Andrew Tumlin (Findlay) over Corby Running (MSU-Mankato) Dec 3-2
#17 Wisconsin-Parkside 26, #8 Findlay 13
125 - Ben Sergent (Findlay) over Ryan Mcquade (Wisconsin-Parkside) Maj 15-2
133 - Nick Goebel (Findlay) over Joseph Her (Wisconsin-Parkside) Dec 6-2
141 - Joey White (Findlay) over Arik Yde (Wisconsin-Parkside) Dec 5-1
149 - Dan Argueta (Wisconsin-Parkside) over Jan Ulinski (Findlay) Pin 2:37
157 - Dillon Bera (Wisconsin-Parkside) over Jordan Cowell (Findlay) TF 16-0
165 - Nick Fishback (Wisconsin-Parkside) over Alex Betts (Findlay) Dec 3-0
174 - Josh Anthony (Wisconsin-Parkside) over Mason True (Findlay) Pin 6:05
184 - Adam Walters (Findlay) over Matt Gille (Wisconsin-Parkside) Dec 5-2
197 - Davion Willis (Wisconsin-Parkside) over Ashton Brown (Findlay) Dec 2-0
285 - James Malechek (Wisconsin-Parkside) over Andrew Tumlin (Findlay) Dec 2-1
#8 Findlay 26, #19 Fort Hayes State 13
125 - Ben Sergent (Findlay) over Garrett Jones (Fort Hays) Pin 5:46
133 - Nick Goebel (Findlay) over Rory Wilkinson (Fort Hays) Dec 4-2
141 - Charles Napier (Fort Hays) over Joey White (Findlay) Dec 7-3
149 - Jan Ulinski (Findlay) over Mitchell Means (Fort Hays) Pin 1:01
157 - Bradley Little (Fort Hays) over Jordan Cowell (Findlay) Dec 12-7
165 - Sam Thoman (Fort Hays) over Alex Betts (Findlay) Dec 7-3
174 - Mason True (Findlay) over Josh Rodriguez (Fort Hays) Dec 7-3
184 - Adam Walters (Findlay) over Zack Grimes (Fort Hays) Maj 16-4
197 - Tanner Kriss (Fort Hays) over Ashton Brown (Findlay) Maj 9-0
285 - Andrew Tumlin (Findlay) over John Close (Fort Hays) Maj 13-1