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Men's Wrestling - Fri, Mar. 2, 2012

Des Moines, IA:

  

A strong performance in the 1st day of the 2012 NAIA National Tournament sees the Oaks in 11th place in the field of 35.  Two Menlo grapplers stole the show as junior Angel Garcia and sophomore Daivd Rios stand just two wins away from making the championship bout. 

 

Garcia, wrestling in the 133lb. weight class, picked up major decision victories against Grant Burkahlter in the 1st round and Logan Welch in the 2nd round to earn a spot in the quarterfinals.  As far as Rios is concerned, wrestling in the 157b. weight class, he earned two hard fought decision victories against Nico Martinez and Kyle Gerlach to put himself in a position to fight for a top three finish. 

 

Aside from the dominant showings by Garcia and Rios, Menlo is showing their resiliency after a handful of Oaks went down in the first round, but are still alive and well in their bid at a third place finish.  Senior Adrian Gonzales has won two matches since in the consolation bracket with victories against Kyle Wichman of York and Mark Back of Lindsey Wilson.  After winning his first match of the day, junior Drake Medeiros lost to Kidd Gomez of Oklahoma City but bounced back with a win against Sergio Martinez to continue to move up the latter. 

 

Senior Lenny Romero is also fighting strong after a first round loss to OK City's Mike Brown, as Romero has battled back with a decision victory, 3-1, over Abram Reynolds of Briar Cliff. 

 

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For a complete list of results see below:

 

NAIA Wrestling National Championships Results for Menlo
College 125 - Drake Medieros's place is unknown and has scored 3.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Drake Medieros (Menlo) won by decision over Eddie Ortiz (Cumberland) (Dec 6-2)
Champ. Round 2 - Kidd Gomez (Oklahoma City) won by decision over Drake Medieros (Menlo) (Dec 11-5)
Cons. Round 2 - Drake Medieros (Menlo) won by decision over Sergio Martinez (Dickinson State) (Dec 3-1)

College 133 - Angel Garcia's place is unknown and has scored 8.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Angel Garcia (Menlo) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Angel Garcia (Menlo) won by major decision over Grant Burkhalter (Cumberlands) (Maj 8-0)
Champ. Round 3 - Angel Garcia (Menlo) won by major decision over Logan Welch (Missouri Valley) (Maj 18-6)
Quarterfinal - Nathan Galloway (Shorter) won by decision over Angel Garcia (Menlo) (Dec 6-4)

College 141 - Christian Franks's place is unknown and has scored 6.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Christian Franks (Menlo) won by pin over Gage Harrison (Oklahoma City) (Pin 4:53)
Champ. Round 2 - Christian Franks (Menlo) won by decision over Jacob Luning-Hoshino (Midland) (Dec 9-6)
Champ. Round 3 - Gustavo Martinez (Grand View) won by decision over Christian Franks (Menlo) (Dec 11-4)

College 157 - Mike Lopez's place is unknown and has scored 3.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Colby Crank (Bethany) won by pin over Mike Lopez (Menlo) (Pin 6:41)
Cons. Round 1 - Mike Lopez (Menlo) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 - Mike Lopez (Menlo) won by major decision over Chrystian Banuelos (York) (Maj 14-4)
Cons. Round 3 - Michael Hader (Great Falls) won by major decision over Mike Lopez (Menlo) (Maj 12-2)

College 157 - David Rios's place is unknown and has scored 6.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - David Rios (Menlo) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - David Rios (Menlo) won by decision over Nico Martinez (Missouri Valley) (Dec 9-3)
Champ. Round 3 - David Rios (Menlo) won by decision over Kyle Gerlach (Dakota Wesleyan) (Dec 8-6)
Quarterfinal - Nik Turner (Oklahoma City) won by major decision over David Rios (Menlo) (Maj 13-3)

College 165 - Adrian Gonzales's place is unknown and has scored 3.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Adrian Gonzales (Menlo) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Kyle Conley (Midland) won by major decision over Adrian Gonzales (Menlo) (Maj 12-3)
Cons. Round 2 - Adrian Gonzales (Menlo) won by major decision over Kyle Wichman (York) (Maj 11-3)
Cons. Round 3 - Adrian Gonzales (Menlo) won by decision over Mark Back (Lindsey Wilson) (Dec 12-5)

College 165 - Carlos Soto's place is unknown and has scored 2.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Carlos Soto (Menlo) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Brad Lower (Grand View) won by major decision over Carlos Soto (Menlo) (Maj 10-2)
Cons. Round 2 - Carlos Soto (Menlo) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 3 - Carlos Soto (Menlo) won by decision over Dillon Freeman (Briar Cliff) (Dec 8-3)

College 174 - Nick Gill's place is unknown and has scored 2.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Nick Gill (Menlo) won by decision over Nick Sasfy (Cumberland) (Dec 7-3)
Champ. Round 2 - Joe Sievert (Morningside) won by major decision over Nick Gill (Menlo) (Maj 14-1)

College 197 - Benjamin Yura's place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - John Lopez (Central Baptist) won by decision over Benjamin Yura (Menlo) (Dec 10-4)
Cons. Round 1 - Benjamin Yura (Menlo) received a bye () (Bye)

College 285 - Leonardo Romero's place is unknown and has scored 1.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Mike Brown (Oklahoma City) won by pin over Leonardo Romero (Menlo) (Pin 1:28)
Cons. Round 1 - Leonardo Romero (Menlo) won by decision over Abram Reynolds (Briar Cliff) (Dec 3-1)

College 285 - Scott Brasil's place is unknown and has scored 4.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Scott Brasil (Menlo) won by pin over Korry Morrow (William Penn) (Pin 1:49)
Champ. Round 2 - Jacob Combs (Waldorf) won in overtime over Scott Brasil (Menlo) (OT 3-1)