Nov. 21, 2009
(OMAHA, NEB.) – The Truman wrestling team had 10 athletes compete at the UNO Open on Saturday afternoon. Redshirt freshman Damon Locke picked up two fall victories and adavanced to the quarterfinals before being defeated.
Locke (Riverside, Mo.; Park Hill South) won his first collegiate match by fall against Zack James of Central Oklahoma at the 4:19 mark and then won in the next round with a pin at 5:39. Locke then dropped a tough 7-6 decision in the 197-pound bracket quarterfinals.
Roland Wimberley and Colton Schmitz also picked up pin fall victories in one of the toughest tournaments of the season for the Bulldogs.
Wimberley (Wrangell, Alas.; Wrangell) dropped his opener before bouncing back with a fall against Nick Coffman in 2:08. Wimberley then was beat by Kenny Anderson in the third round of wrestlebacks at the 125-pound level.
Schmitz (Kirksville, Mo.; Kirksville) won his first-round match against Matt Brock with a fall at 4:51 before beating defeated by Robert Fisher, 10-5, in the 141-pound round of 16. Schmitz then faced Cameron Jesseph in the second-round of wrestlebacks but was defeated, 3-1.
Alex Maus (149, amateur), Dean Schultz (174, elite), Chad Kurovski (184, amateur) and Max Muench (197, amateur) also competed at the event but went 0-2.
The Bulldogs will be back in action on Sat., Dec. 5 at the Simpson Invitational in Indianola, Iowa.