Fri, Mar. 6, 2009 - [Wrestling]
Jon Denham, Sports Information Director
March 6, 2009
Jordan won his opening match over #5 James Beshada, 7-3. It was Loy's first ever win at the national tournament. His second round opponent, #4 Myanganbayar Batsukh, sent Jordan to the consolation bracket after a 9-3 decision. In his first consolation bracket match, Loy drew #3 seeded Luke Baum of Rochester Institute of Technology. Loy dropped out after a hard fought 6-1 loss to
Hanson entered the tournament seeded #6 after posting a 25-7 regular season record. Hanson entered the third period of his opening round match with Mike Martini of Rhode Island College tied at 4-4 before giving up the lead and eventually falling 8-4. In his first consolation bracket match, Hanson defeated Zach Mizer of Heidelberg, 5-1. Hanson's tournament came to an end with an action-packed, slim 7-6 decision to Dan Dicolo of The College of New Jersey.
Kaufman drew top seeded Kyle Bilquist of Delaware Valley. Bilquist turned Kaufman just shy of two minutes into the match and the Duhawk couldn't recover, falling in 2:02. Mitch Sander of Coe took on Kaufman in the consolation bracket, and Kaufman couldn't extend his tournament in the overtime session, losing 3-1 in sudden victory to #7 Sander. Kaufman had defeated Sander in the IIAC third place match to qualify for the tournament a couple of weeks earlier.
Loy and Kaufman concluded their careers with the NCAA III Championships, some of the most decorated in Loras' recent past.