3 Champions; 6 All-MIAA performers for FHSU at 2015 MIAA Wrestling Championships

Fort Hays State University had three individual champions and six All-Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association performers at the MIAA Championships on Sunday in Warrensburg, Mo. Three of Fort Hays State’s four ranked wrestlers won individual titles, including No. 8 Noah Killip at 141 pounds, No. 8 Jon Inman at 184 pounds, and No. 5 Trey Page at 285 pounds.

At final count, the Tigers had eight placers – three champions, two second-place, one third-place, and two fourth-place finishers. Taking second were Josh Rodriguez at 174 pounds and Cash Drylie at 197 pounds. Joey Dozier claimed third at 149 pounds, while Garrett Jones (133) and Bradley Little (157) each claimed fourth.

To earn All-MIAA status, wrestlers have to finish in the top three. Those honors go to Killip, Inman, Page, Rodriguez, Drylie, and Dozier.

As a team, the Tigers finished third handily with 70.5 points, only behind champion Nebraska-Kearney (91.5) and Lindenwood (82). Central Oklahoma was fourth at 51, and then Central Missouri and Newman in fifth and sixth respectively to round out the six-team standings.

Scoring was hard to come by in the 141-pound final. After a scoreless first period, Noah Killip controlled his opponent throughout the entire second period to gain two minutes of riding time. In the process he nearly pinned his opponent, No. 5 ranked Kyle Webb of Lindenwood, with three nearfall points in the period to take a 3-0 lead. Webb countered in the third by controlling Killip for nearly the entire period, wiping out Killip’s potential riding time point. However, Webb could not find a scoring opportunity and a stall point was all he earned. Killip took the match by a 3-1 decision.

At 174 pounds, No. 7 ranked Josh Rodriguez looked as though he was going to give FHSU four champions on the day, getting a takedown in the third period with 10 seconds remaining to take a 5-4 lead on Archie Williams of Central Missouri. However, Williams escaped just a few seconds before the final buzzer to tie the match and force overtime where he used a duck-under move to score the sudden victory takedown on Rodriguez, a 7-5 decision.

Jon Inman looked to be cruising to a victory at 184 pounds against John McArdle of Lindenwood, up 6-2 after two periods. However, McArdle used a flurry of moves late to get the match tied 7-7, but Inman’s dominance early in the match was too much as he had a enough riding time accumulated for an extra point, winning 8-7. Inman avenged a loss to McArdle in last year’s MIAA Tournament Final, when he lost late on a pin even though he had the lead in the match.

Cash Drylie used an upset in the semifinals at 197 pounds to reach the finals. He knocked off fourth-ranked Kenny Breaux of Lindenwood with a fall at 4:00 to get a match with the No. 1 ranked wrestler in the nation, Romero Cotton of Nebraska-Kearney. Cotton was too much for Drylie in the championship, scoring a 13-2 major decision.

Trey Page dominated in the finals at heavyweight, running his season record to 41-2 overall. He shutout Jacob Borgmeyer of Lindenwood with a third-period tech fall of 15-0. It was his 12thtechnical fall of the season.
Winning the third-place match at 149 pounds with a 9-5 decision was Joey Dozier. Dozier lost his semifinal match against Destin McCauley of UNK before knocking off Jared Mestas of Lindenwood for the consolation bracket win.

The Tigers return to action at the NCAA Super Regional 4 in Pueblo, Colo., February 27-28.

Full results from the tournament for FHSU wrestlers


MIAA Conference Tournament Results for Fort Hays State University

125 – Adam Ludwin place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.

Quarterfinal – Zach D`Amico (University of Central Oklahoma) 22-17 won by decision over Lawson Ludwin (Fort Hays State University) 23-15 (Dec 4-2)

Cons. Round 1 – Lawson Ludwin (Fort Hays State University) 23-15 received a bye () (Bye)

Cons. Semi – Malacai Collins (University of Central Missouri) 17-10 won by decision over Lawson Ludwin (Fort Hays State University) 23-15 (Dec 2-1)


133 – Garrett Jones placed 4th and scored 2.00 team points.

Quarterfinal – Garrett Jones (Fort Hays State University) 8-8 received a bye () (Bye)

Semifinal – Daniel DeShazer (University of Nebraska at Kearney) 31-5 won by decision over Garrett Jones (Fort Hays State University) 8-8 (Dec 9-5)

Cons. Semi – Garrett Jones (Fort Hays State University) 8-8 received a bye () (Bye)

3rd Place Match – Hunter Haralson (Lindenwood (Mo.) University) 18-9 won by major decision over Garrett Jones (Fort Hays State University) 8-8 (MD 9-0)


141 – Noah Killip placed 1st and scored 13.00 team points.

Quarterfinal – Noah Killip (Fort Hays State University) 25-3 received a bye () (Bye)

Semifinal – Noah Killip (Fort Hays State University) 25-3 won by major decision over Josh Durham (University of Central Oklahoma) 8-9 (MD 12-2)

1st Place Match – Noah Killip (Fort Hays State University) 25-3 won by decision over Kyle Webb (Lindenwood (Mo.) University) 20-9 (Dec 3-1)


149 – Joey Dozier placed 3rd and scored 4.50 team points.

Quarterfinal – Joey Dozier (Fort Hays State University) 12-4 received a bye () (Bye)

Semifinal – Destin McCauley (University of Nebraska at Kearney) 20-7 won by fall over Joey Dozier (Fort Hays State University) 12-4 (Fall 3:40)

Cons. Semi – Joey Dozier (Fort Hays State University) 12-4 received a bye () (Bye)

3rd Place Match – Joey Dozier (Fort Hays State University) 12-4 won by decision over Jared Mestas (Lindenwood (Mo.) University) 5-4 (Dec 9-5)


157 – Bradley Little placed 4th and scored 3.50 team points.

Quarterfinal – Bradley Little (Fort Hays State University) 23-14 received a bye () (Bye)

Semifinal – Derrick Weller (Lindenwood (Mo.) University) 23-20 won by decision over Bradley Little (Fort Hays State University) 23-14 (Dec 3-1)

Cons. Semi – Bradley Little (Fort Hays State University) 23-14 won by major decision over Forlanda Parker (Newman University) 4-29 (MD 18-6)

3rd Place Match – Jeromy Davenport (University of Central Oklahoma) 16-15 won by decision over Bradley Little (Fort Hays State University) 23-14 (Dec 6-4)


165 – Kregg Clarke place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.

Quarterfinal – Chris Watson (University of Central Oklahoma) 34-0 won by major decision over Kregg Clarke (Fort Hays State University) 14-19 (MD 12-0)

Cons. Round 1 – Kregg Clarke (Fort Hays State University) 14-19 received a bye () (Bye)

Cons. Semi – Devin Aguirre (University of Nebraska at Kearney) 25-13 won by major decision over Kregg Clarke (Fort Hays State University) 14-19 (MD 19-6)


174 – Josh Rodriguez placed 2nd and scored 9.00 team points.

Quarterfinal – Josh Rodriguez (Fort Hays State University) 17-5 won by decision over Batchkuluun Zulkhuu (Lindenwood (Mo.) University) 11-11 (Dec 13-6)

Semifinal – Josh Rodriguez (Fort Hays State University) 17-5 won by decision over Chance Bila (University of Nebraska at Kearney) 24-13 (Dec 3-1)

1st Place Match – Archie Williams (University of Central Missouri) 21-10 won in sudden victory – 1 over Josh Rodriguez (Fort Hays State University) 17-5 (SV-1 7-5)


184 – Jon Inman placed 1st and scored 13.00 team points.

Quarterfinal – Jon Inman (Fort Hays State University) 31-5 received a bye () (Bye)

Semifinal – Jon Inman (Fort Hays State University) 31-5 won by major decision over Casey Powell (University of Nebraska at Kearney) 19-20 (MD 14-4)

1st Place Match – Jon Inman (Fort Hays State University) 31-5 won by decision over John McArdle (Lindenwood (Mo.) University) 12-6 (Dec 8-7)


197 – Cash Drylie placed 2nd and scored 11.00 team points.

Quarterfinal – Cash Drylie (Fort Hays State University) 19-16 received a bye () (Bye)

Semifinal – Cash Drylie (Fort Hays State University) 19-16 won by fall over Kenny Breaux (Lindenwood (Mo.) University) 23-9 (Fall4:00)

1st Place Match – Romero Cotton (University of Nebraska at Kearney) 11-4 won by major decision over Cash Drylie (Fort Hays State University) 19-16 (MD 13-2)


285 – Trey Page placed 1st and scored 14.50 team points.

Quarterfinal – Jack Page (Fort Hays State University) 40-2 won by decision over De`quence Goodman (University of Central Missouri) 11-6 (Dec 3-1)

Semifinal – Jack Page (Fort Hays State University) 40-2 won by major decision over Kyle Factor (University of Central Oklahoma) 21-15 (MD 12-1)

1st Place Match – Jack Page (Fort Hays State University) 40-2 won by tech fall over Jacob Borgmeyer (Lindenwood (Mo.) University) 14-17 (TF-1.5 6:00 (16-0))


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