Grand Canyon rolls at Texas Shootout
Antelopes win 24 of 30 matches, seven wrestlers 3-0
PLAINVIEW, Texas -- Grand Canyon won 24 of 30 matches and swept its triple-dual at the Texas Shootout hosted by Wayland Baptist on Saturday.
GCU (15-4) opened with a 33-12 win against Newman and followed with a 44-3 triumph against Wayland Baptist, 34-8 victory agasinst Ouachita Baptist.
Kyle McCrite (125 pounds), Lino Estrada (133 pounds), Bobby Ward (149 pounds), Ted Bristol (157 pounds), Justin Martin (165 pounds), Victor Carazo (174 pounds) and Jordan Johnson (Hwt.) all went 3-0 on the day.
|Texas Shootout Team Results|
|Ouachita Baptist 26, Wayland Baptist 16|
|No. 7 Grand Canyon 33, Newman 12|
|No. 7 Grand Canyon 44, Wayland Baptist 3|
|Ouachita Baptist 29, Newman 18|
|Newman 27, Wayland Baptist 23|
|No. 7 Grand Canyon 34, Ouachita Baptist 8|
McCrite and Estrada opened the match against Newman with wins by major decision. Bristol and Martin each won by fall and Carazo picked up six more points with a win by forfeit. Ward won by decision and Johnson picked up the team’s third major-decision victory of the morning.
Against the hosts, GCU won nine of 10 matches. Celic Bell, who did not wrestle at 197 pounds in the opener, Estrada and Johnson each won by pin. McCrite picked up a victory by technical fall, while major decision was the route to victory for Ward, Bristol and Brett Sanchez (184 pounds). Carazo had the tightest match of the meet with an 8-7 victory against Jose Alvarez. Martin’s win was by injury default.
To wrap up the day, GCU won eight of 10 contests against Ouachita Baptist, who came in with three nationally-ranked wrestlers. GCU won two of the three matches.
McCrite, who is ranked No. 4 in the Basford poll, downed Garrett Evans 9-0, ranked No. 7 by the National Wrestling Coaches Association. Bristol, also No. 4 in his class in Basford, beat NWCA No. 7 Bobby Williams 7-4.
Sanchez lost to Dallas Smith, ranked No. 5 at 184 pounds, 9-1. Carazo, Martin and Johnson all won by fall. Eric Fan, at 197 Pounds, Estrada and Ward all won by decision.