Utah Valley State Pins Portland State
by Brent Johnson
Portland, Ore. — Down a weight class due to injury, Utah
Valley State beat Portland State, 26-19 in the Wolverines
first non-tournament dual.
The Wolverines, now 3-2 in duals this season, won six of
the nine matches in which they participated.
"As a team we saw some improvements in specific areas we
have been working on," Utah Valley head coach Greg
Williams said. "It is encouraging to get the win and see
In the lighter weights, Portland State got a quick lead as
the Wolverines forfeited the 125 weight class. The
Vikings' Greg Einerson pinned Alex Smith (3:27). UV
came back, winning the next three weight classes.
Justin Morrill (141) pinned CJ Grandjean, Clayton Wolf won
a 5-3 decision in the 149 weight class before Justin Rawle,
wrestling up a weight, won a 5-0 decision.
"Justin is our team leader," Williams said. "He wrestled
up and got us a big win. Marc Fenwick has been huge for us
all year. He got a big fall for us tonight."
After Fenwick pinned Tony Contreras (3:39), the Wolverines
clinched the dual with back-to-back major decision
In 184, Brock Jardine beat Jake Schneider, 11-3 before
Eric McAllister picked up a 16-4 victory over Keena
Next up for Utah Valley is the Reno Tournament of
Champions Dec. 20.
Utah Valley State 26, Portland State 19
125 Westley Moniz (PSU) wins by forfeit.
133 Greg Einerson (PSU) pinned Alex Smith (UVSC), 3:27
141 Justin Morrill (UVSC) pinned CJ Grandjean (PSU), 6:08
149 Clayton Wolf (UVSC) dec. Steven Dailey (PSU), 5-2
157 Justin Rawle (UVSC) dec. Brady Garner (PSU), 5-0
165 Dale Seley (PSU) major dec. Dustin Olsen, 13-5 (1:15)
174 Marc Fenwick (UVSC) pinned Tony Contreras, 3:39
184 Brock Jardine (UVSC) major dec. Jake Schneider (PSU),
197 Eric McAllister (UVSC) major dec. Keena Washington (PSU),
285 Steve Fittinger (PSU) dec. Anthony Turchetta (UVSC)