OJC Press Release ID: 2610

Monday, January 16, 2017


Otero Junior College Wrestling Update
 
Otero Junior College Wrestling has climbed in the NJCAA rankings leaping one step higher at number 7. Current NJCAA team rankings are as follows: 1) Northeastern Oklahoma A&M; 2) Clackamas; 2) Iowa Central; 4) Ellsworth; 5) Iowa Lakes; 6) SW Oregon; 7) Otero; 8) North Idaho; 9) Iowa Western; and 10) Western Wyoming.

Zach Beard is currently ranked number #1 in the NJCAA with a combined 7-0 start to the spring semester including last week’s first place finish at the Hastings College Open. Beard has recorded 17 wins on the season, 12 of those wins by pin.  His current record is 17-5.

Andrian Cordova looks forward to a key matchup Friday night against Western Wyomings #1 ranked Cole Verner. Cordova has been off to a hot start in January with a combined record of 7-1, including a first place finish at last week’s Hastings College Open.  His overall record is 10-3.

OJC Wrestling finished 3-1 at the Midwest duals in Kearney, Neb.  Individual and dual records on the day follow:

125 Andrian Cordova (3-1)
133 Gunner Laffoon (2-0)
133 Frank Martinez (1-1)
141 Trey Waltz (1-2)
141 DJ Hendrickson (0-1)
149 AJ Hinkle (1-1)
149 Adam Kerrish (1-1)
157 Rashawn Benford (2-2)
165 Zach Beard (3-0)
165 Aaron Trygstad (0-1)
174 Kalin Winkler (3-1)
184 TJ Lodermyer (2-2)
197 Jered Smith (2-2)
285 Kyle Ferriter (0-3)
285 Riley Hall (0-1)

#1 Northeastern Oklahoma A&M (42) - #7 Otero Junior College (9)

125: Randall (NEO) 1-2 Dec over Cordova (OJC)
133: Laffoon (OJC) over by disqualification  Basma (NEO)
141: Lopez (NEO) 5-2 decision Waltz (OJC) over
149: Lucas (NEO) pin over Kerrish (OJC)
157: Nelson (NEO) pin over Benford (OJC)
165: Beard (OJC) 5 -2 decision over Jordan (NEO)
174: Ortiz (NEO) pin over Winkler (OJC)
184: Crawl (NEO) major 10-2 decision over Loedemyer (OJC)
197: Pulce (NEO) pin over Smith(OJC)
285: Beeson(NEO) pin over Ferriter (OJC)

#7 Otero Junior College (33) - #16 Northern Iowa Area Community College (17)

125: Cordova (OJC) received forfeit
133: Laffoon (OJC) received forfeit
141: Aderly (NIACC) 11-3 major decision over Hendrickson (OJC)
149: Hinkle (OJC) pin over Nickel (NIACC)
157:  Benford (OJC) pin over Bratrud (NIACC)
165: Black (NIACC) 16-8 major decision over Trygstad (OJC)
174: Winkler (OJC) pin over Gregory (NIACC)
184: Loedemyer (OJC) 8-7 decision over Ice (NIACC)
197: Erickson (NIACC) 5-1 decision over Smith (OJC)
285: Pena (NIACC) pin over Hall (OJC)

#7 Otero Junior College (27) - #21 Labette Community College (23)

125: Cordova (OJC) 10-8 decision over Jones (LAB)
133: McFarlan (LAB) pin over Martinez (OJC)
141: Waltz (OJC) Medical forfeit over McDuffie (LAB)
149: Foos (LAB) 11-2 decision over Hinkle (OJC)
157: Conley (LAB) pin over Benford (OJC)
165: Beard (OJC) pin over Bloomer (LAB)
174: Winkler (OJC) pin over Rice (LAB)
184: Ramberg (LAB) 9-1 decision over Loedemyer (OJC)
197: Smith (OJC) pin over Gamber (LAB)
285: Schooler (LAB) 5-1 decision over Ferriter (OJC)
#7 Otero Junior College (45) - NEOSHO Community College (6)
125: Cordova (OJC) 10-5 decision over Maxville (NEOSHO)
133: Martinez (OJC) pin over Diallo (NEOSHO)
141: Soto (NEOSHO) 4-2 decision over Waltz (OJC)
149: Kerresh (OJC) pin over Salinas (NEOSHO)
157: Benford (OJC) pin over Fast (NEOSHO)
165: Beard (OJC) received forfeit
174: Winkler (OJC) pin over Walker (NEOSHO)
184: Loedemyer (OJC) received forfeit
197: Smith (OJC) received forfeit
285: Lewis (NEOSHO) 10-7 decision over Ferriter (OJC)

The Otero Junior College Wrestling team looks forward to district competition in La Junta this Friday night, January 20. The Rattlers will face #10 Western Wyoming Community College at 7:00 p.m. at La Junta High School following La Junta’s dual. Otero won the last dual against Western Wyoming 26-24 on Jan 17. Both teams are ranked in the top 10.

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Rattler Wrestler Zach Beard is currently ranked number #1 in the NJCAA with a combined 7-0 start to the spring semester and an overall record of 17-5. Twelve of his wins have been by pin.