Rowe Captures Title at Estes Environmental Star City Open

November 19, 2016

ROANOKE, Virginia WVU Tech wrestling had five Golden Bears placing in the top three of their respective weight classes including a championship earned by senior Colton Rowe in the Estes Environmental Star City Open hosted by Ferrum College Saturday.

Rowe won the 174-pound weight class with three pins (2:42, 0:23, 0:00) and a 12-5 decision in the championship.

Senior Paul Gonzales and junior Corey Palmer earned runner-up honors at 125 and 157 respectively. Gonzales picked up two technical falls (21-6, 20-5) and a decision 7-3 while Palmer finished with two pins (3:36, 4:52) and a decision, 4-1.

Senior Terry Nance II (197) and junior Casey Hogg (285) both placed third in Tech's best showing this season. Nance had a technical fall (16-1), a fall (1:03) and two decisions (8-3, 13-8). Hogg wrestled towards three falls (0:00, 0:25, 2:46) and a 17-8 major decision.

The next test for the Gold and Blue will be December 2 when they travel to Grantham, Pennsylvania for the Messiah Petrofes.

Star City Open Results for West Virginia Tech

Open 125 - Paul Gonzales's place is 2nd and has scored 16.50 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Paul Gonzales (West Virginia Tech) received a bye () (Bye)
Quarterfinal - Paul Gonzales (West Virginia Tech) won by tech fall over Daniel Bernabe (UNC-Pembroke Unattached) (TF 21-6)
Semifinal - Paul Gonzales (West Virginia Tech) won by decision over Talha Farooq (George Mason Unattached) (Dec 7-3)
1st Place Match - Ibrahim Bunduka (George Mason Unattached) won by tech fall over Paul Gonzales (West Virginia Tech) (TF 20-5)

Open 133 - Denis Robles Gomez's place is 6th and has scored 9.50 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Jordan DeCosse (East Carolina University ) won by fall over Denis Robles Gomez (West Virginia Tech) (Fall 1:59)
Cons. Round 1 - Denis Robles Gomez (West Virginia Tech) won by tech fall over Adrain Davenport (Braves Wrestling Club) (TF 16-0)
Cons. Round 2 - Denis Robles Gomez (West Virginia Tech) won by fall over Brian Swenson (Hampden-Sydney College) (Fall 2:55)
Cons. Round 3 - Denis Robles Gomez (West Virginia Tech) won by decision over Joe Ballantyne (University of NC at Pembroke) (Dec 10-6)
Cons. Semi - Christian Coppola (Spartansburg Methodist College) won by tech fall over Denis Robles Gomez (West Virginia Tech) (TF 18-2)
5th Place Match - Brett Sommers (Ferrum College) won by major decision over Denis Robles Gomez (West Virginia Tech) (Maj 13-2)

Open 157 - Louis Bernard's place is unknown and has scored 7.50 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Louis Bernard (West Virginia Tech) won by decision over Logan Armstrong (Ferrum College) (Dec 4-1)
Champ. Round 2 - Deon Maxwell (Huntington College) won by decision over Louis Bernard (West Virginia Tech) (Dec 6-1)
Cons. Round 2 - Louis Bernard (West Virginia Tech) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 3 - Louis Bernard (West Virginia Tech) won by fall over Conner Cronk (Hampden-Sydney College) (Fall 0:00)
Cons. Round 4 - Louis Bernard (West Virginia Tech) won by decision over Brysen Thorpe (University of NC at Pembroke) (Dec 13-6)
Cons. Round 5 - Ameer Shakir (Ferrum College) won by decision over Louis Bernard (West Virginia Tech) (Dec 6-5)

Open 157 - Corey Palmer's place is 2nd and has scored 20.50 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Corey Palmer (West Virginia Tech) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 - Corey Palmer (West Virginia Tech) won by fall over Robert Lowery (Huntington College) (Fall 3:36)
Quarterfinal - Corey Palmer (West Virginia Tech) won by decision over Cole Mangum (Spartansburg Methodist College) (Dec 4-1)
Semifinal - Corey Palmer (West Virginia Tech) won by injury default over Isaac Podell (Liberty University ) (Inj. 0:00)
1st Place Match - Creeden Lumpp (George Mason Unattached) won by fall over Corey Palmer (West Virginia Tech) (Fall 4:52)

Open 165 - Giovane Lins's place is unknown and has scored 5.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - David Sniffen (Hampden-Sydney College) won by decision over Giovane Lins (West Virginia Tech) (Dec 7-2)
Cons. Round 1 - Giovane Lins (West Virginia Tech) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 - Giovane Lins (West Virginia Tech) won by fall over Cody Luper (Virginia Military Institute WC) (Fall 3:55)
Cons. Round 3 - Jacob Brooks (Liberty University ) won by decision over Giovane Lins (West Virginia Tech) (Dec 10-8)

Open 174 - Colton Rowe's place is 1st and has scored 21.50 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Colton Rowe (West Virginia Tech) won by fall over Wyatt Miller (Huntington College) (Fall 2:42)
Quarterfinal - Colton Rowe (West Virginia Tech) won by fall over Michael Rios (Liberty University ) (Fall 0:23)
Semifinal - Colton Rowe (West Virginia Tech) won by fall over Max Baker (Ferrum College) (Fall 0:00)
1st Place Match - Colton Rowe (West Virginia Tech) won by decision over Blake Rosenbaum (Ferrum College) (Dec 12-5)

Open 197 - Terry Nance's place is 3rd and has scored 16.50 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Terry Nance (West Virginia Tech) won by tech fall over Mitchell Rice (Liberty University ) (TF 16-1)
Quarterfinal - Hunter Goulart (Ferrum College) won by fall over Terry Nance (West Virginia Tech) (Fall 6:57)
Cons. Round 2 - Terry Nance (West Virginia Tech) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 3 - Terry Nance (West Virginia Tech) won by decision over David Smith (Liberty University ) (Dec 8-3)
Cons. Semi - Terry Nance (West Virginia Tech) won by fall over Shamont Golden (Ferrum College) (Fall 1:03)
3rd Place Match - Terry Nance (West Virginia Tech) won by decision over Daniel Bowen (Virginia Military Institute WC) (Dec 13-8)

Open 285 - Casey Hogg's place is 3rd and has scored 17.50 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Casey Hogg (West Virginia Tech) received a bye () (Bye)
Quarterfinal - Tate Dulany (Ferrum College) won by fall over Casey Hogg (West Virginia Tech) (Fall 3:00)
Cons. Round 2 - Casey Hogg (West Virginia Tech) won by fall over Noah Julian (West Virginia Tech) (Fall 0:00)
Cons. Round 3 - Casey Hogg (West Virginia Tech) won by fall over Jimmy Haynes (Huntington College) (Fall 0:25)
Cons. Semi - Casey Hogg (West Virginia Tech) won by major decision over Cameron McAfee (Ferrum College) (Maj 17-8)
3rd Place Match - Casey Hogg (West Virginia Tech) won by fall over Alan Salgado (Spartansburg Methodist College) (Fall 2:46)

Open 285 - Jason Wainwright's place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Alan Salgado (Spartansburg Methodist College) won by decision over Jason Wainwright (West Virginia Tech) (Dec 4-2)
Cons. Round 1 - Jason Wainwright (West Virginia Tech) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 - Cory Brown (University of NC at Pembroke) won by decision over Jason Wainwright (West Virginia Tech) (Dec 3-2)

Open 285 - Noah Julian's place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Christopher Mercer (Spartansburg Methodist College) won by fall over Noah Julian (West Virginia Tech) (Fall 4:29)
Cons. Round 1 - Noah Julian (West Virginia Tech) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 - Casey Hogg (West Virginia Tech) won by fall over Noah Julian (West Virginia Tech) (Fall 0:00)

Open 285 - Justice Horn's place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Cory Brown (University of NC at Pembroke) won by fall over Justice Horn (West Virginia Tech) (Fall 2:45)
Cons. Round 1 - Justice Horn (West Virginia Tech) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 - Jimmy Haynes (Huntington College) won by fall over Justice Horn (West Virginia Tech) (Fall 3:00)


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