Utah Valley Wrestling
Perfect in 39-0 WWC Dual Win Over Northern Colorado
OREM, Utah — Utah Valley University swept through all 10
weight classes in recording a 39-0 win over Northern
Colorado in a Western Wrestling Conference dual on
Saturday night. It marks the first time in program history
the Wolverines have shutout an opponent in a dual.
"I've said before that I really like this
team and I really like their work ethic -- especially this
week heading into this match," UVU head coach Greg
"It was an overall team performance and we
feel like everyone went out there and handled their
business. We've still got a lot of things to work on, but
I'm really pleased with the way the guys are wrestling and
the progress we're making."
Avery Garner, Josh Wilson, Abner Cook and
Jade Rauser all picked up bonus points for the Wolverines
with Cook and Rauser both winning by fall.
Garner opened the night with a 10-1 major
decision win over Nick Adams before Wilson was dominant
throughout the 149 pound match. After Wilson picked up an
early takedown, he cut Nick Alspaugh loose before another
takedown gave him an early 4-1 lead. Wilson then picked up
four, 3-point near falls to end the match with a 17-1 win
by tech fall (2:24).
Chase Cuthbertson notched a tough 11-8
decision over Mitchell Polkowske to give UVU a 12-0 lead
after three bouts. Cook then recorded the first pin for
the Wolverines, ending the match at 2:11 against Iver
Sandoval. The next four matches saw decision wins for Utah
Valley, starting with Monte Schmalhaus' 8-2 victory over
Derek Thomas earned a 10-4 win over Keith
Johnson at 184 pounds before David Prieto kept the
Wolverines perfect on the night with an overtime win
against Cody McAninch. After holding off a late takedown
attempt by McAninch in regulation, Prieto scored a
takedown early in the first sudden victory frame to secure
At 285 pounds, Adam Fager picked up a 5-2
decision to defeat Henry Chirino and give UVU a 30-0 lead.
Jade Rauser earned his second straight
first-period fall after pinning his counterpart from
Arizona State last week in 2:43. Rauser, the reigning
Western Wrestling Conference co-wrestler of the week,
bested last week's feat with a fall against Abe Fox just
1:26 into the bout.
Chasen Tolbert closed out the dual with a
9-4 decision of Sam Bauer to clinch to 10th, and final,
victory of the night for Utah Valley.
The Wolverines will host a Pac-12 school
for the second time this season next Friday night when
Stanford comes to Orem. The dual is set to start at 7 p.m.
MT in the PE Building.
141 — Avery Garner (UVU) won by major
decision (10-1) over Nick Adams (NC)
149 — Josh Wilson (UVU) won by tech fall
(17-1, 2:24) over Nick Alspaugh (NC)
157 — Chase Cuthbertson (UVU) won by
decision (11-8) over Mitchell Polkowske (NC)
165 — Abner Cook (UVU) won by fall
(2:11) over Iver Sandoval (NC)
174 — Monte Schmalhaus (UVU) won by
decision (8-2) over Jesse Neilsen (NC)
184 — Derek Thomas (UVU) won by decision
(10-4) over Keith Johnson (NC)
197 — David Prieto (UVU) won in OT (8-6)
over Cody McAninch (NC)
285 — Adam Fager (UVU) won by decision
(5-2) over Henry Chirino (NC)
125 — Jade Rauser (UVU) won by fall
(1:26) over Abe Fox (NC)
133 — Chasen Tolbert (UVU) won by
decision (9-4) over Sam Bauer (NC)