Jan. 12, 2013
HAMPTON, Va. -
Senior Connor Hanafee pinned his opponent at 141 pounds and two other Black Knights recorded wins by decision, but the Army wrestling team fell to 17th-ranked Boise State, 24-12, in the consolation quarterfinals at the 33rd annual Virginia Duals on Saturday at Hampton Coliseum.
Boise State (3-5) posted wins by decision in the first two bouts, but Hanafee drew Army (3-4) even when he pinned Ben DeMuelle in 2 minutes, 38 seconds.
The Broncos won five of the final seven bouts, however, to clinch the match. The loss eliminates Army from the Virginia Duals. The Black Knights posted a 1-2 mark at the event.
Junior Paul Hancock edged Holden Packard (1-0) in the 165-pound bout, and freshman Bryce Barnes upended Cody Dixon (7-2) at 197 pounds to account for Army's other two wins.
Army returns to action on Saturday, Jan. 19, when the Black Knights travel to Lewisburg, Pa., to face EIWA rival Bucknell. The conference dual match is set to get under way at 4 p.m.
Match Notes: Army falls to 0-1 all-time versus Boise State ... Paul Hancock improves to 7-0 in dual matches this season ... Hancock boasts a team-best 20 wins this year (20-7) ... Hancock and Bryce Barnes both authored perfect 3-0 records at the Virginia Duals.
#17 Boise State 24, Army 12
125: Rami Haddadin (B) dec. Hunter Wood, 5-3
133: #18 Brian Owen (B) dec. Jordan Thome, 6-4
141: Connor Hanafee (A) pinned Ben DeMuelle, 2:38
149: #2 Jason Chamberlain (B) maj. dec. John Belanger, 14-5
157: #16 George Ivanov (B) dec. Brian Harvey, 5-1
165: Paul Hancock (A) dec. Holden Packard, 1-0
174: Scott Bacon (B) dec. #20 Cole Gracey, 5-4
184: #11 Jake Swartz (B) maj. dec. Travis Mallo, 17-5
197: Bryce Barnes (A) dec. Cody Dixon, 7-2
285: #10 J.T. Felix (B) maj. dec. Robert Doyle, 12-1