The Thomas More College wrestling team went 2-1 today (Saturday, December 16, 2017) at the Gator “Boots” Duals hosted by Luther College at McGavock High School in Nashville, Tennessee.

Thomas More defeated the University of Ozarks, 28-19, in the first match of the day. Sophomore Parker Buschelman (Harrison, Ohio/Harrison) won by a 9-3 decision at 141. First-year Jimmy Traub (Cincinnati, Ohio/Sycamore) had a pin in 2:19 at 157, sophomore Andrew Taylor (Cincinnati, Ohio/Elder) had a 4-2 decision at 174, sophomore Avery Jones (Amelia, Ohio/Glen Este) had a pin in 6:23 at 184 and sophomore James Caniglia (Loveland, Ohio/Loveland) had a pin in 6:51 at 197. Sophomore Ahmad Hameidan (Florence, Ky./Boone County) earned an 11-3 major decision at 285.

In the second match of the day, the Saints fell 32-9 to the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. First-year Jimmy Murphy (Milford, Ohio/Milford) had a forfeit win at 125 and Buschelman had a 4-2 sudden victory at 141.

Thomas More defeated Alma College, 32-12, in its final match of the day. Murphy had a 3-2 decision at 125 and first-year Brady Wells (Alexandria, Ky./Campbell County) registered a 10-4 decision at 133. Traub had a 19-2 technical fall in 4:20 at 157 and first-year Gunnar Dawson (Madison, Ohio/Madison) had a pin in 4:10 at 165. Taylor earned a 7-4 decision at 174, Jones hada pin in 1:00 at 184 and Caniglia had a forfeit win at 197.

The Saints are idle until January 6 when they travel to Waynesburg, Pennsylvania to compete at the Waynesburg University Invitational.

Thomas More 28, University of Ozarks 19
125 Devon Jackson (U of O) over Brady Wells (TMC) (Fall 4:03)
133 Corey Muniz (U of O) over Kenny Byers (TMC) (MD 12-0)
141 Parker Buschelman (TMC) over Durrell Thompson (U of O) (Dec 9-3)
149 Ny`Trell Dean (U of O) over Andrew Tevis (TMC) (Fall 0:16)
157 Jimmy Traub (TMC) over Russell Miller (U of O) (Fall 2:19)
165 Eli Guardiola (U of O) over Gunnar Dawson (TMC) (Dec. 7-2)
174 Andrew Taylor (TMC) over Tracey Eitel (U of O) (Dec 4-2)
184 Avery Jones (TMC) over Alejandro Ordonez (U of O) (Fall 6:23)
197 James Caniglia (TMC) over Cameron Barnes (U of O) (Fall 6:51)
285 Ahmad Hameidan (TMC) over Evan Sharpe (U of O) (MD 11-3)

UW-Oshkosh 32, Thomas More 9
125 Jimmy Murphy (TMC) over Unknown (For.)
133 Wesam Alabed (UW-O) over Kenny Byers (TMC) (MD 19-8)
141 Parker Buschelman (TMC) over Dellas Vandenberg (UW-O) (SV-1 4-2)
149 Corey Knudsesn (UW-O) over Andrew Tevis (TMC) (MD 14-3)
157 Mark Choinski (UW-O) over Jimmy Traub (TMC) (Dec 7-2)
165 Oscar Ramos (UW-O) over Gunnar Dawson (TMC) (TF 18-1 4:10)
174 Husam Alabed (UW-O) over Andrew Taylor (TMC) (Fall 4:52)
184 Colten Cashmore (UW-O) over Avery Jones (TMC) (Dec 8-1)
197 Jordan Lemcke (UW-O) over James Caniglia (TMC) (Dec 3-0)
285 Michael Dunlap (UW-O) over Ahmad Hameidan (TMC) (MD 14-2)

Thomas More 32, Alma 12
125 Jimmy Murphy (TMC) over Austin Wieczorek (Alma) (Dec 3-2)
133 Brady Wells (TMC) over Aaron Parr-Besemer (Alma) (Dec 10-4)
141 Brendan Ladd (Alma) over Parker Buschelman (TMC) (Fall 2:08)
149 Jacob Anderson (Alma) over Cody Roland (TMC) (Dec 15-9)
157 Jimmy Traub (TMC) over Grayson Richter (Alma) (TF 19-2 4:20)
165 Gunnar Dawson (TMC) over Richard Scroggins (Alma) (Fall 4:10)
174 Andrew Taylor (TMC) over Austin Fox (Alma) (Dec 7-4)
184 Avery Jones (TMC) over Wesley Barnes (Alma) (Fall 1:00)
197 James Caniglia (TMC) over Unknown (For.)
285 Austin Popp (Alma) over Joseph Marino (TMC) (Dec 5-0)

Cory Blackson
Director of Athletic Communications and Compliance
Thomas More College