(Neb.)-CSC Underclassmen Debut At Cowboy Open
LARAMIE, Wyoming – November 2, 2019 – Several freshmen and redshirts on the Chadron State College wrestling team traveled to the Eagles' traditional season opener, the Cowboy Open, hosted by the University of Wyoming, on Saturday. A portion of the team remained behind to prepare for the team's two dual meets on Thursday, but a dozen men went as "amateurs" in the region's first big event featuring wrestlers from mostly NCAA Division I and II squads.
"The young guys wrestled hard," said CSC Head Wrestling Coach Brett Hunter. "We still need to keep working, though. We're struggling to find our wrestling identity right now, but overall, it was a good day."
CSC's Javen Palmer, a likely contender for mat time at 157 pounds this season, led the team with a 4-2 showing including a pin and a major decision.
Clay Eagle was 3-2 with a pin and a major decision at 141 pounds, having grown two weight classes after debuting at 125 last season.
At heavyweight, Eli Hinojosa started 2-0 with wins over two unattached wrestlers from last year's Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference co-champion Colorado Mines and Division I Utah Valley University. He then lost to a varsity wrestler from New Mexico Highlands and an unattached Division I opponent in consolations.
Unattached freshman Evan Waddington went 3-2 at 149 pounds, and another unattached freshman,Ryder Fuchs, pinned a 184-pound wrestler from CSU-Pueblo who competed in varsity action in 2018-19.
(Courtesy Chadron State College)
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