No. 8 Duhawks Upset No. 2 Augsburg at Candlewood Suites Duals

By Jim Naprstek, Director of Athletic Communications

Kevin Kelly

Kevin Kelly

LA CROSSE, Wis (Duhawks.com) - The eighth-ranked Loras wrestling team improved to 4-0 in duals this season and upset second-ranked Augsburg on Saturday. Prior to the 17-16 win over the Auggies, the Duhawks turned in victories over Elmhurst and UW-Stevens Point.

#8 Loras, 38
Elmhurst, 10

#8 Loras, 26
UW-Stevens Point, 15

#8 Loras, 17
#2 Augsburg, 16

NOTABLES
As a team, Loras finished with 58 takedowns over the course of the three duals, including 25 in the first period
The Duhawks posted seven wins by major decision, six by decision, four by fall and one by tech fall

Junior Kevin Kelly (141#), senior Jimmy Davis (149#), sophomore Guy Patron Jr. (197#) and junior Quin Gilliam (285#) combined for 53 team points by way of six major decisisons, three falls, two decisions and one tech fall

The Candlewood Suites Duals saw both the No. 1 and No. 2 ranked teams fall as top-ranked Wartburg had its dual streak snapped at 59 after losing to UW-Whitewater

At 184# against Augsburg, senior Awais Arain fell behind 7-2 after the first period before storming back to win 13-7 ... His win snapped a three-bout streak for the Auggies and served as the catalyst to the Duhawks' upset bid
Loras went 1-1 in top-10 bouts with senior No. 9 Michael Triplett falling to No. 7 Anthony Munoz of Elmhurst by fall and Patron Jr. earning the fall in 26 seconds over No. 9 Dylan Diebitz of UW-Stevens Point

From 184 to 285, Loras went 9-0, combining to earn 41 team points

TOP PERFORMERS
Kevin Kelly // 141#
MD (14-6) vs. Grant Smiley (Elmhurst)
MD (12-3) vs. Logan Newton (UWSP)
MD (14-6) vs. Mike Hayes (Augsburg)

#2/#2 Jimmy Davis // 149#
MD (16-2) vs. John Prieto (Elmhurst)
TF (15-0) vs. Alex Heiden (UWSP)
MD (12-3) vs. Alex Wilson (Augsburg)

#2/#3 Guy Patron Jr. // 197#
Fall (6:59) vs. Mark Miller (Elmhurst)
Fall (:26) vs. #9 Dylan Diebitz (UWSP)
Dec (11-5) vs. Sebastian Larson (Augsburg)

#6/#8 Quin Gilliam // 285#
Fall (4:29) vs. Karim Fuentes (Elmhurst)
MD (12-3) vs. Ross Agg (UWSP)
Dec (5-0) vs. Ethan Hofacker (Augsburg)