Tigers place fourth at Jimmy May-Hem Open

Taking a weekend break from dual competition, No. 15 Fort Hays State University sent eight wrestlers to Baldwin City, this Sunday to compete at the Jimmy May-Hem Open. Joey Dozier(149) and Justin Scott (285) each claimed individual titles, Skyler Hittle (197) finished runner-up and William Homalon (141) took third at the event.

Dozier went 4-0 on the day with three pins, including a win by fall in 3:35 over Victor Hughes (Bethany) in the championship. Prior to that, Dozier started the day with a bye and back-to-back pins over Isaiah Stedwell (Benedictine) in 4:26 and Christian Ascencio (Bethany) in 4:30 to reach the semifinals, where he was victorious, 14-2, over Dillon Scanlon.

At heavyweight, Scott went 4-0 as well, picking up two falls. After a bye, Scott stuck Mathew Holt (Bethany) in just 2:47 before knocking off Beau Bennett (Baker) by decision, 8-2, to advance to the semifinals. Once there, Scott put another 2:47 pin together over Fernando Herrera (Bacone) and followed it with a 6-2 championship decision against Central Missouri’s De’quence Goodman.

Hittle was 2-1 at 197 pounds, picking up falls over Tavon Alleyne (Bethany) and Henry Mederios (Bacone) to advance to the finals, where he dropped an 8-0 major decision to Kyler Atwood (Bethany).

Homalon was active throughout the tournament, scoring over 50 points with two falls on his way to a third-place finish. Homalon started the day with a tech fall (19-3) over Caleb Osborn (Truman State) and followed it with a fall in 4:52 over Drew Harbinson (Baker). After a narrow 16-14 loss in the semifinals, Homalon stuck Mario Corado in 1:33 to advance to the consolation finals. There, the freshman scored 21 points en route to a 21-14 decision over Kyle Wilson (Baker).

The Tigers return to dual competition this Wednesday against Adams State. Wrestling in Alamosa, Colo., is set for 6 p.m.

Complete results


141

William Homalon (Third Place)

Champ. Round 1 – William Homalon receives a bye

Champ. Round 2 – William Homalon wins by tech fall (19-3) over Caleb Osborn (Truman State)

Quarterfinal – William Homalon wins by fall (4:52) over Drew Harbinson (Baker)

Semifinal – John Risewick (Bethany) wins by decision (16-14) overWilliam Homalon (Fort Hays)

Cons. Semi – William Homalon wins by fall (1:33) over Mario Corado (Unattached)

3rd Place Match – William Homalon wins by decision (21-14) over Kyle Wilson (Baker)


149

Joey Dozier (First Place)

Champ. Round 1 – Joey Dozier receives a bye

Champ. Round 2 – Joey Dozier wins by fall (4:26) over Isaiah Stedwill (Benedictine)

Quarterfinal – Joey Dozier wins by fall (4:30) over Christian Ascencio (Bethany)

Semifinal – Joey Dozier wins by major decision (14-2) over Dillon Scanlon (Unattached)

1st Place Match – Joey Dozier wins by fall (3:35) over Victor Hughes (Bethany)


157

Jace Nordyke

Champ. Round 1 – Jace Nordyke receives a bye

Champ. Round 2 – Trent Robb (Bethany) wins by fall (4:11) overJace Nordyke (Fort Hays)

Cons. Round 2 – Jace Nordyke receives a bye

Cons. Round 3 – Jace Nordyke receives a bye

Cons. Round 4 – Preston Steen (Bacone) wins by decision (14-10) over Jace Nordyke (Fort Hays)


174

Dylan Wiesner

Champ. Round 1 – Dylan Wiesner receives a bye

Champ. Round 2 – Archie Williams (Central Missouri) wins by fall over Dylan Wiesner

Cons. Round 2 – Dylan Wiesner receives a bye () (Bye)

Cons. Round 3 – Dylan Wiesner receives a bye () (Bye)

Cons. Round 4 – Zach Eaton (Bethany) wins by fall over Dylan Wiesner


184

Micquille Robinson

Champ. Round 1 – Micquille Robinson receives a bye

Champ. Round 2 – Micquille Robinson wins by decision (2-1) over Ryan Ward

Quarterfinal – Austin Warren (Neosho) wins by decision (7-3) overMicquille Robinson

Cons. Round 4 – Ethan Jirak (Benedictine) wins by decision (15-8) over Micquille Robinson


197

Skyler Hittle (Second Place)

Champ. Round 1 – Skyler Hittle receives a bye

Champ. Round 2 – Skyler Hittle receives a bye

Quarterfinal – Skyler Hittle wins by fall (1:32) over Tavon Alleyne (Bethany)

Semifinal – Skyler Hittle wins by fall (1:00) over Henry Mederios (Bacone)

1st Place Match – Kyler Atwood (Bethany) wins by major decision (8-0) over Skyler Hittle


285

Zach Kearney

Champ. Round 1 – Zach Kearney receives a bye

Champ. Round 2 – De`quence Goodman (Central Missouri) wins by fall (2:56) over Zach Kearney (Fort Hays)

Cons. Round 2 – Zach Kearney wins by fall (3:37) over Cole Reeves (NW Missouri State)

Cons. Round 3 – Zach Kearney wins by fall (4:11) over Broc Bennett (Unattached)

Cons. Round 4 – Jacob Clark (Central Missouri) wins by decision (6-3) over Zach Kearney (Fort Hays)


Justin Scott (First Place)

Champ. Round 1 – Justin Scott receives a bye

Champ. Round 2 – Justin Scott wins by fall (2:47) over Mathew Holt (Bethany)

Quarterfinal – Justin Scott wins by decision (8-2) over Beau Bennett (Baker)

Semifinal – Justin Scott wins by fall (2:47) over Fernando Herrera (Bacone)

1st Place Match – Justin Scott wins by decision (6-2) over De`quence Goodman (Central Missouri)


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