ELMHURST, Ill. – In its first dual meet action of the year, the University of Chicago wrestling team lost on the road at Elmhurst College 33-19 on Thursday night.
Forfeits proved to be a crucial factor on the evening. The Bluejays gained 18 total team points off three forfeits at 125, 141 and 174 pounds. The seven matches that took place split 4-3 in UChicago's favor.
Senior Steve Bonsall had the quickest match of the night as he pinned his 157-pound opponent in the final moments of the first period. He was immediately followed by junior teammate Will Britain's late third-period pin at 165 pounds.
"Between illness and injury, we have a dozen people we are trying to get back in action," said Head Coach Leo Kocher. "Our two first-years tonight need a little more college experience, but they battled. It will probably be a few weeks before this team is firing on all cylinders."
Elmhurst 33, UChicago 19
125 – Justin Hames (ELM) won via forfeit
133 – Josh Lawson (ELM) def. Griffin Seyfried (UC), 11-6 decision
141 – Andre Neal (ELM) won via forfeit
149 – Jimmy McAuliffe (ELM) def. Grant Morrison (UC), Fall (6:14)
157 – Steve Bonsall (UC) def. Jose Lopez (ELM), Fall (2:47)
165 – Will Britain (UC) def. Mike Huck (ELM), Fall (6:47)
174 – Nevin Brittain (ELM) won via forfeit
184 – Ben Sarasin (UC) def. Dominic Gallo (ELM), 13-5 major decision
197 – Victor Vargas (ELM) def. Trent Williams (UC), Fall (5:54)
285 – Will Hare (UC) def. Karim Fuentes (ELM), 3-0 decision
- Saturday, Nov. 16 @ 9:00 AM – UChicago at Trine University Invite / UChicago at University of Dubuque Invite