Williams Captures Title At Midwest Classic, Braves 10th
INDIANAPOLIS – All-American Mike Williams booked his second tournament title of the season, Shane Nolan finished fourth and Brendon Parker-Risk grabbed a fifth place laurel to highlight action for UNCP at the 33rd Annual Midwest Classic inside the University of Indianapolis's Nicoson Hall on Monday.
The place-winners helped UNCP accumulate 59 team points and a 10th place finish among the 25-team field at the prestigious event. Top-ranked Newberry took home the overall team title with 117 team points, while second-ranked Upper Iowa fell in line behind the Wolves with 115-1/2 team points. Three other nationally ranked teams finished among the top 10 as well.
Williams tallied a pair of takedowns in each of his two matches on the day, shutting out Ashland's Tommie Graszl in the semifinal round before edging out Maryville's Brett Rosedale in the 165-pound tournament championship.
Nolan, who was unblemished in Sunday's first round action as well, had his championship run ended on the heels of a 13-0 loss by major decision to second-ranked Dan Scanlan of Limestone. He recovered with a 3-1 decision over Lincoln's Matt Dwyer, but fell in the third place match to Maryville's Matt Baker.
Parker-Risk, who suffered his first loss of the season to Newberry's Taylor Knapp amid Sunday's action at the event, avenged that loss with an 8-2 win over Knapp in the fifth place match. He set up the rematch by splitting his two prior bouts, including a 6-2 win over Fort Hays State's Derek Koehn. Parker-Risk fell in the consolation semifinals on a tight 6-4 decision to Maryville's Joey Moorhouse.
The Braves will be in action again, Dec. 29-30, when they head to Lauderdale by the Sea, Fla., for the two-day Citrus Open on the southeastern coast of the Sunshine State.
2011 MIDWEST CLASSIC (UNCP Results Only)
Michael Magaha (Limestone) maj. dec. Adonis Wright (UNCP) M 8-0
Adonis Wright (UNCP) pinned Danny Suite (West Virginia Tech) F 1:32
Adonis Wright (UNCP) maj. dec. Eddie Sander (Mount St. Joseph's) M 17-4
Ian Muirhead (Northern State) pinned Adonis Wright (UNCP) F 0:54
Brendon Parker-Risk (UNCP) dec. Tommy Fehring (Mount St. Joseph's) D 3-0
Brendon Parker-Risk (UNCP) dec. Trevor Nickolai (Tiffin) D 7-0
Taylor Knapp (Newberry) maj. dec. Brendon Parker-Risk (UNCP) M 12-0
Brendon Parker-Risk (UNCP) dec. Jeremy McPhearson (Limestone) D 10-9
* Brendon Parker-Risk (UNCP) dec. Derek Koehn (Fort Hays State) D 6-1
* Joey Moorhouse (Maryville) dec. Brendon Parker-Risk D 6-4
* Brendon Parker-Risk (UNCP) dec. Taylor Knapp (Newberry) D 8-2
No. 3 Mike Williams (UNCP) pinned Kafuba Donzon (Indiana Tech) F 2:47
No. 3 Mike Williams (UNCP) dec. Jeff Weiss (Indianapolis) D 3-1
* No. 3 Mike Williams (UNCP) dec. Tommie Graszl (Ashland) D 4-0
* No. 3 Mike Williams (UNCP) dec. Brett Rosedale (Maryville) D 4-2
No. 8 Shane Nolan (UNCP) pinned Mike Samijlenko (Lake Erie) F 4:21
No. 8 Shane Nolan (UNCP) pinned Zach Anderson (Newberry) F 8:30
* No. 2 Dan Scanlan (Limestone) maj. dec. No. 8 Shane Nolan (UNCP) M 13-0
* No. 8 Shane Nolan (UNCP) dec. Matt Dwyer (Lincoln) D 3-1
* Matt Baker (Maryville) dec. No. 8 Shane Nolan (UNCP) D 7-2
James De La Riva (UNCP) pinned Clint Endicott (Ashland) F 2:57
James De La Riva (UNCP) dec. Casey Hogg (West Virginia Tech) D 7-3
No. 2 Matt Meuleners (Northern State) dec. James De La Riva (UNCP) D 6-2
Andrew Tumlin (Findlay) dec. James De La Riva (UNCP) D 3-1
* - Match contested on Monday