Duhawks go 2-6 at NCAA Championships
Fri, Mar. 6, 2009 - [Wrestling]
Jon Denham, Sports Information Director
March 6, 2009
 
141#
Jordan Loy
 
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
Baum.
 
157#
Erik Hanson
 
 
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.
 
285#
Trevor Kaufman
 
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.