CN Wrestling Coverage: First Round Results

Cyclones advance four into round two of the championship bracket.

Jesse Sundell


Sundell couldn't overpower the #1 seed Bunch from Edniboro. Bunch too quick and always on the attack. Bunch W 16-5.



Nate Gallick


Scored an early TD in the first and rode out Hoffman from Virginia Tech for the remainder of the first. Gallick did allow an escape in the second period but Gallick controlled the match throughout and came through with a 7-1 victory.


-Note- Ware had to use riding time to escape with a first round victory over Rivera of Minnesota. Ware W 4-3.  



Trent Paulson


Trent with a TD in the first and really never looked back in a 12-3 major decision over Clum of Wyoming. This match looked much like Gallick's where Trent wrestled his match and controlled throughout. Good Start! W Trent 12-3.


Travis Paulson


Travis had two TDs in the first period but Anderson of Army escaped both times.


Travis had a 4-2 lead going into the second period where Travis started to take over. Travis escaped to start the period and had another TD in an intense scramble to make it 7-2 Travis.


Travis had a great TD on the edge of the mat during the third and Anderson had a late TD with time expiring, but it was not enough for Anderson as Travis Paulson took a 13-9 victory into round two.


Note- Matt Pell of Missouri (5th seed) and Matt Nagel of Minnesota (6th seed) were both upset in the 165 lb weight class. The Pell loss could open things up for Travis Paulson in the later rounds.   



Kurt Backes


Backes had a TD just eight seconds into his opening round match and let his opponent Alex Clemsen of Edinboro escape. Backes continued to wrestle this TD let up style until the third period where Backes took Clemsen down and rolled him to his back for three near fall points. Backes was unable to get the fall but he came away with a dominating 16-6 major decision.


Note-Backes will face C.B. Dollaway of Arizona State in round two. Dollaway stuck Backes in under 90 seconds earlier this season. 





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