MIAMI, Okla. North Idaho College went 2-2 in the NJCAA Coaches Association Duals tournament on the campus of the Northeastern Oklahoma A&M on Friday, finishing fourth out of 15 teams.
We found ways to win early on, said NIC coach Mike Sebaaly, whose team hadnt wrestled since Dec. 15. Then we kind of had some rough stuff with weights, illness and were battling some things. It was not our best performance with the layoff and some illnesses.
NIC beat Triton 32-14 and Ellsworth 19-17 to advance to the semifinals, where it lost to Iowa Western 22-18 and Western Wyoming 45-6 in the third-place match.
We got a chance to see four teams from different parts of the country, which was good for us, Sebaaly said. It was great exposure for our guys as we move forward toward the national tournament.
Larry Johnson, the Lakeland High product, went 3-1 in his first matches for NIC after suffering a torn ACL last season.
Larry was really on fire and getting bonus points for us, Sebaaly said. He stepped in and did a really nice job for us.
NIC will wrestle Cloud, Labette and Colby today at Northeastern Oklahoma.
NORTH IDAHO 32, TRITON 14
165 Nicolas White, Trit, d. Navarro Nanpuya, 11-8. 174 Izaiah Duran, NIC, p. Dante Colza, 6:23. 184 Jarvis Wardlow, Trit, d. Hunter Gregerson, 12-8. 197 Sean Kelly, Trit, d. Isaac Gomez, 3-0. 285 Cohle Feliciano, NIC, p. Mohammedhadi Mashhadiaologhasem, 1:18. 125 Andrew Lucero, NIC, md. Tommy Russell, 10-2. 133 Isaac Lopez, NIC, md. Jaylan Claudio, 17-8. 141 Larry Johnson, NIC, p. Andrew Poniatowski, 4:27. 149 Alex Lopez, NIC, by forfeit. 157 Tyler Zemen, Trit, tf. Conner Koch, 16-1.
NORTH IDAHO 19, ELLSWORTH 17
125 Isaac Lopez, NIC, d. Dennis McNeal, 10-6. 133 Andres Lucero, NIC, md. Camron Neal, 12-2. 141 Larry Johnson, NIC, p. Jackson Wenberg, 2:14. 149 Salvador Silva, NIC, d. Cardionte Wilson, 6-4. 157 Todd Perry, Ells, md. Conner Koch, 13-2. 165 Navarro Nanpuya, NIC, d. Cameron Nesbitt, 5-4. 174 Justin Grant, Ells, d. Izaiah Duran, 9-2. 184 Rozell Baker, Ells, d. Isaac Gomez, 9-4. 197 Trayvonne Jackson, Ells, d. Hunter Gregerson, 4-0. 285 Darrell Mason, Ells, md. Cohle Feliciano, 10-0.
IOWA WESTERN 22, NORTH IDAHO 18
285 Cohle Feliciano, NIC, p. Collin Braun, 6:19. 125 Andres Lucero, NIC, md. Isaac Garcia, Jr., 10-0. 133 Alex Lopez, NIC, d. John Cleristor, 9-4. 141 Larry Johnson, NIC, d. Daniel Leal, 7-1. 149 Melvin Hernandez, IW, d. Salvador Silva, 4-1. 157 Levi May, IW, p. Conner Koch, 1:25. 165 Isaiah Crosby, IW, md. Jake Malchuski, 18-7. 174 Michael Waggoner, IW, p. Izaiah Duran, by injury default. 184 Hunter Gregerson, NIC, d. Josh McFarland, 5-0. 197 Dillyn Miller, IW, d. Isaac Gomez, 6-3.
WESTERN WYOMING 45,
NORTH IDAHO 6
125 Andres Lucero, NIC, p. Dalton Stutzman, 1:53. 133 Kyle Evans, WW, p. Isaac Lopez, 4:59. 141 Kedric Coonis, IW, d. Larry Johnson, 6-4. 149 Joey Revelli, WW, d. Salvador Silva, 7-6. 157 Anthony Herrera, WW, p. Conner Koch, 4:29. 165 Jared Bird, WW, p. Navarro Nanpuya, 5:40. 174 Andrew Nicholson, WW, p. Alan Badley, 1:45. 184 Jace Anderson, WW, p. Isaac Gomez, 6:46. 197 Tucker Tomlinson, WW, tf. Zane Scott, 18-0. 285 Landon Brown, WW, md. Cohle Feliciano, 10-1.