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February 20, 2013

No. 3 UCO pins Newman

EDMOND — Zach Aylor and Jordan Basks scored first-period pins to highlight a five-fall afternoon by Central Oklahoma and the No. 3-ranked Bronchos walloped Newman 40-7 Saturday at Hamilton Field House.

UCO held out three starters and moved two wrestlers up a weight, but it didn’t matter against the Jets as the Bronchos rolled to their 10th straight win in the regular season and dual finale to finish 13-1.

It was also the 15th consecutive home victory for UCO, which won eight of the 10 matches and scored bonus points at six weights.  The Bronchos recorded four straight falls at one point, getting pins from Basks at 149, Chris Watson at 165, Aylor at 174, Kelly Henderson at 184 and Znick Ferrell at 197.

Trison Graham added a major decision at 141, while 125 Ryan Brooks and 157 Cory Dauphin also won.

“It was a pretty good day for us,” head coach David James said.  “It’s a good sign any time you get five falls in one dual and I thought our guys did a great job of putting guys away once we got ‘em on their back.”

Aylor had the fastest fall of the day, needing just 1:25 to dispose of Alex Prine.  Normally a 165-pounder, Aylor got a takedown 30 seconds into the match and worked quickly to turn Prine over and score his first pin of the season.

Basks picked up his team-high 10th fall at the 2:51 mark against J.P. Carter, scoring five rapid-fire takedowns in building a 12-4 lead before finally ending it.

Watson had two takedowns and two near-falls in taking an 8-0 lead against Clark Driz before picking up his fifth pin of the season with 26 seconds left in the second period.

Henderson bumped up from 174 to 184 to fill in for injured starter Tanner Keck and got his third fall of the year just seven seconds ahead of the final buzzer.  The senior standout led 3-1 in the final stages of the match before whipping Tyler Hasenbank to his back and getting the pin at 6:53.

Ferrell nearly pinned Steven Cooksley in the opening minute in grabbing a quick 5-0 lead and then stacked Cooksley up midway through the second period to end it at the 4:02 mark.

Graham had three near-falls and scored 12 unanswered points after falling behind 2-0 early to earn a 12-4 major decision, while Brooks had the lone takedown in a 4-0 victory and Dauphin two takedowns in a 5-2 triumph.

“We had a good dual season and it was nice to end it on such a positive note, but now we have to focus on getting ready for the regional,” James said.  “It’s the most important event of the season and we’ve got to be ready to go.”

UCO travels to Ashland, Ohio next Saturday and Sunday for the NCAA Division II Super Regional Two Tournament.  The top-four placers at each weight advance to the NCAA Division II Wrestling Championships, set for March 8-9 in Birmingham, Ala.

Central Oklahoma 40, Newman 7
125 – Ryan Brooks, UCO, dec. Kris Workman, 4-0.
133 – Travis Rodenbaugh, NU, major dec. Austin McNatt, 11-3.
141 – Trison Graham, UCO, major dec. Aaron Engels, 12-4.
149 – Jordan Basks, UCO, pinned J.P. Carter, 2:51.
157 – Cory Dauphin, UCO, dec. Colton Duhr, 5-2.
165 – Chris Watson, UCO, pinned Clark Driz, 4:36.
174 – Zach Aylor, UCO, pinned Alex Prine, 1:25.
184 – Kelly Henderson, UCO, pinned Tyler Hasenbank, 6:53.
197 – Znick Ferrell, UCO, pinned Steve Cooksley, 4:02.
Hvy – Lorenzo Serna, NU, dec. Carson Mathews, 6-2.

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