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Messiah Athletics | January 17, 2014

Messiah easily takes dual against Gettysburg

GETTYSBURG, Pa. -- With help from three forfeits by Gettysburg and a match-finishing pin by Luke Weaver in the first period, No. 8 Messiah won the dual against the Bullets by a score of 47-3. The Falcons' duals record improves to 14-2 with the victory.

Three weight classes were forfeited by the Bullets: 125, 141, and 149, giving the Falcons 18 free points in the match.

Second-year grappler Jarred Furry started out the bouts at 133 pounds with a pin in the second period. Ben Wise would be the second wrestler up for Messiah at 157 pounds because of the second and third forfeits from Gettysburg.

Wise dropped an extremely close 8-7 decision to put the Bullets on the board with their only three points of the night.

The 165-pound bout saw the second pin of the match by the Falcons' Jon Kroon, bringing the total score to 30-3. Kyle Dayhoff then followed that up with a 9-3 decision at 174-pounds.

Josh Thomson continued his consistent, winning season by getting a 15-1 major decision victory at 184 pounds.

Bringing the score up to 41-3 was Ben Kramer at 197 pounds, who didn't allow his heavier opponent to score a point. The 8-0 victory was marked by Kramer picking up his opponent standing up from behind and taking him down to the ground. 

Ending the night for the Falcons with an exclamation point was Luke Weaver (285). Weaver finished off his opponent in the first period with the third pin of the match.

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