By Mike Kirk
Central Oklahoma Sports Information
EDMOND – Senior Night was a smashing success for Central Oklahoma Thursday at Hamilton Field House as the No. 5-ranked Bronchos walloped Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association rival Newman 38-4.
UCO used all eight seniors and won nine straight matches after losing the opener at 125 pounds in rolling to its 21st consecutive home victory. The Bronchos improved to 13-4 on the season and 5-1 in the league.
It was the eighth win in a row for UCO, which goes to Arkadelphia, Ark. Saturday afternoon to take on No. 20 Ouachita Baptist in the final dual of the season.
“We found a way to use all eight seniors and I was happy to see that for what those guys have meant to our program,” head coach David James said. “I thought we did a good job for the most part and I like the way our guys are working.”
Seven of UCO’s eight seniors earned wins, with 133 Casy Rowell and 149 Jordan Basks recording technical falls. Cory Dauphin (157), Zach Aylor (174), Znick Ferrell (184) and heavyweight Cody Dauphin earned decisions and 184 Kasey Wilcox picked up a forfeit.
Rowell had five takedowns and four near-falls in a 19-3 rout, while Basks needed just 3:38 to rack up seven takedowns and three near-falls for a 22-5 romp.
Cory Dauphin won his 43rd consecutive match with an easy 10-3 triumph behind a three-takedown attack, Aylor prevailed 3-0 on a first-period takedown and riding time point and Ferrell used two takedowns in a 5-1 win after bumping up from 184 to 197.
Cody Dauphin ended the night with a tough 4-3 win, edging NU’s Lorenzo Serna on a three-second riding-time advantage after the overtime tiebreakers.
UCO’s other win came at 141 where Dustin Reed scored a second-period pin, piling up a 15-3 lead before getting his first fall of the season at the 4:48 mark.
UCO 38, Newman 4
125 – Dustin Reed, NU, major dec. Andrew Schmauch, 18-6.
133 – Casy Rowell, UCO, tech. fall Kris Workman, 19-3 (6:37).
141 – Dustin Reed, UCO, pinned Wyatt Wade, 4:48.
149 – Jordan Basks, UCO, tech. fall Zach Duwe, 22-5 (3:38).
157 – Cory Dauphin, UCO, dec. Colton Duhr, 10-3.
165 – Chris Watson, UCO, major dec. Noel Torres, 13-2.
174 – Zach Aylor, UCO, dec. Michael Kubik, 3-0.
184 – Kasey Wilcox, UCO, won by forfeit.
197 – Znick Ferrell, UCO, dec. Steven Cooksley, 5-1.
Hvy – Cody Dauphin, UCO, dec. Lorenzo Serna, 4-3 (TB2).