Hartsville, SC – The University of Findlay wrestling team, today named the 14th-ranked team in the country in DII wrestling, won their first two contests at the Super Region 2 Duals in South Carolina. The Roughnecks dominated Anderson University 46-2 in their first matchup on Friday, Jan. 29, and later defeated Belmont Abbey by a 29-12 final.
Sophomore Ryan Skonieczny, ranked fifth in the region at 141-lbs., went 2-0 on the day, highlighted by a 15-6 major decision over Belmont Abbey's Jonathan Charpenter.
Still the best in the country at 149 pounds, junior Nick Goebel asserted his dominance by going 2-0. His first bout ended with a pin at 1:55 and his second ended with a 17-4 major decision.
Junior Jordan Cowell (165 lbs.), freshman Alonzo Turner (174 lbs.), sophomore Randy Caris (184 lbs.), and sophomore Dalton Ismael (197 lbs.) each went 2-0 on the day as well. Those four wrestlers combined for four major decisions and three pins.
The Roughnecks will be back on the mat tomorrow for the second day of matchups. They are scheduled to take on UNC-Pembrook, Newberry, and Limestone.
Match #1 Round 1: Findlay defeated Anderson University 46-2
125 - Mike Stewart (Findlay) over Tyler Fitzpatrick (Anderson University) Fall 1:33
133 - Derek Bohle (Anderson University) over Devin Rogers (Findlay) Dec 8-4
141 - Ryan Skonieczny (Findlay) over Unknown (Unattached) Forfeit
149 - Nic Goebel (Findlay) over Dylan Crossland (Anderson University) Fall 1:55
157 - Joey White (Findlay) over William Dickerson (Anderson University) Fall 1:57
165 - Jordan Cowell (Findlay) over Jared Costa (Anderson University) Dec 3-0
174 - Alonzo Turner (Findlay) over Richard Mills (Anderson University) Maj 14-4
184 - Randy Caris (Findlay) over Michael Gallagher (Anderson University) Dec 4-2
197 - Dalton Ishmal (Findlay) over Vojtech Velecky (Anderson University) Fall 1:00
285 - Gerald Beck (Findlay) over Timothy Williams (Anderson University) Fall 1:19
Anderson University's team score was adjusted by -1.000 for Unsportsmanlike Conduct
Match #2 Round 2: Findlay defeated Belmont Abbey 29-12
125 - Michael Bedard (Belmont Abbey) over Mike Stewart (Findlay) Fall 1:38
133 - Schuyler Phillips (Findlay) over Travis Allen (Belmont Abbey) Dec 8-6
141 - Ryan Skonieczny (Findlay) over Jonathan Charpenter (Belmont Abbey) Maj 15-6
149 - Nic Goebel (Findlay) over John Gahagan (Belmont Abbey) Maj 17-4
157 - Scott Bosak (Belmont Abbey) over Joey White (Findlay) Dec 2-1
165 - Jordan Cowell (Findlay) over Joseph Coss (Belmont Abbey) Maj 18-7
174 - Alonzo Turner (Findlay) over Tyler Maclain (Belmont Abbey) Maj 14-4
184 - Randy Caris (Findlay) over Gerry Vassil (Belmont Abbey) Maj 11-1
197 - Dalton Ishmal (Findlay) over Jonathan Smith (Belmont Abbey) Fall 1:43
285 - Chass Delgado (Belmont Abbey) over Luke Fleming (Findlay) Dec 1-0