Photo: Felipe Nava, left, Adrian Virgen, Preston Steen and Joseph McAleavey.
Oklahoma City, Okla. – Feb. 20, 2016
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165 lb sophomore Joseph McAleavy won the Natural State Open. Mac defeated a Williams Baptist wrestler in the finals by pin.
MUSKOGEE, Okla. – Bacone College Athletic Director Alan Foster announced Wednesday, June 3 that they will build on the current success of the men’s wrestling program with the addition of women’s wrestling.
The program will be under the leadership of current men’s wrestling head coach Brett Oleson who begins his eighth season in August 2015.
Most recently Oleson sent two wrestlers in Caleb Crump and C.J. Berry to the 58th NAIA Wrestling National Championships in Topeka, Kan.
“We’re excited about this addition,” Oleson said. “I have no doubt that our women’s wrestling program will inevitably become just as strong as our men’s program.”
Bacone will start competition in fall 2016; the upcoming 2015-16 season will be used to build the program and athletes will be allowed to participate in open tournaments.
“We’re always looking to improve what we offer athletically at Bacone College. So when we surveyed the landscape this was a natural progression for our institution,” Foster noted. “Women’s wrestling is growing sport right now and under the tutelage of Coach (Brett) Oleson I envision us competing at an extremely high level.”
MUSKOGEE, Okla. – The Bacone Wrestling team hit the mats on Saturday, Nov. 15 as they hosted their first ever Warrior Duals in the Palmer Center.
Four other teams made the trip to compete which included Wayland Baptist, Central Baptist, Ottawa and Lindenwood-Belleville.
Wrestling took place on two mats and the Warriors did not compete in the first round.
In the second round of wrestling Bacone took on Ottawa College where they finished with a 31-15 victory.
Four Warriors picked up pins in their first matchup of the day which included Erick Gonzalez (125), Tyler Logan (165), Chico Berry (184) and Fernando Herrera (285).
Bacone’s next matchup pitted them against Lindenwood-Belleville and came out victorious 36-13; Gonzalez, Courtney Shavers (174) and Jose Hernandez (197) all picked up falls.
In their final match of the Bacone knocked off Central Baptist 49-3.
Bacone had four wrestlers go undefeated on the day led by Gonzalez who registered pins in all of his matches; Preston Steen (149), Berry and Herrera also finished undefeated.
“The guys came out and battled today. We were far from perfect but the guys have come a long ways from our first outing a couple weeks ago,” head coach Brett Oleson added. “Right now the team is a little banged up as some new guys are in the lineup and some guys are wrestling up a weight class.”
“We will look to continue improving on our positioning and mat wrestling as the season progresses.”
The Warriors take on Oklahoma City University on Wednesday, Nov. 19 at the Palmer Center.
LINDSBORG, Kan. – The Bacone Warriors hit the road to Bethany College for their first open of the year. The Warriors finished the day with two wrestlers placing.
184-pound senior Chico Berry finished 5-1 on the day and junior heavyweight Fernando Herrera went 4-2 to place him fourth.
“Overall I thought out team wrestled better than the previous outing,” head coach Brett Oleson said. “Our guys wrestled hard and battled today; I feel our young guys are starting to grasp the learning curve from high school to college.”
The Warriors will be back in action at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15 for the Warrior Duals where they’ll host Lindenwood-Belleville, Ottawa College and Central Baptist College.
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Bacone College wrestling team hit the mats for their first completion of the year against No. 16 Baker University on Wednesday night, Nov. 5.
The lone bright spot for the Warriors 11th ranked 184-pound senior Chico Berry who pinned his opponent in 6:58 seconds as Bacone fell to Baker by a final count of 35-6.
Match results are as follows:
65 pounds BU Connor Middleton defeats Bacone’s Tyler Logan, 13-10
174 pounds BU Josh Thomas defeats Bacone’s Jeremiah Thornton, 12-3
184 pounds Bacone’s CJ Berry defeats BU Josh Ortiz, 6:58 fall
197 pounds BU Billy Leone defeats Bacone’s Jose Hernandez, 8-3
285 pounds BU Beau Bennett defeats Fernando Herrera, in OT 2-1
125 pounds – BU Alex Fortuna defeats Bacone’s Erik Gonzalez, 7-0
133 pounds – BU Bryce Shoemaker defeats Bacone’s Antoine Green, 1:47 fall
141 pounds – BU Juan Rivera defeats Bacone’s Abel Villa Moreno, 8-6
149 pounds – BU Tyler Dickman defeats Bacone’s Preston Steen, 8-2
157 pounds – BU Nick Haugen defeats Bacone’ Steven Melara, 3:52 fall
MUSKOGEE, Okla. – The Bacone wrestling team wrapped up preseason with their annual ranking matches on Thursday night, Oct. 30 with the winners earning a spot on the varsity lineup.
The gray squad jumped out in front early, going on top off the black squad 11-0 after the first three matches.
The black team countered with five straight victories to pull ahead of the gray team 15-11; Chico Berry closed the gap to one point leaving the score at 15-14 in favor of the black team going into the final match.
Senior Jose Hernandez was too much to handle for freshman Dylan Hill; Hernandez won by major decision giving the black squad a 19-14 victory on the night.
"I knew going in that we would have some very close matches. Ranking matches are tricky because your competing against your teammate and workout partner, sometimes you have to expect the unexpected,” Head coach Brett Oleson said. “I definitely think we had some upsets. A few of the matches that really stood out to me were the 125, 141, 149, 157, and 165 pound weight classes. All the guys wrestled extremely hard and kept you on your toes."
Probably the biggest upset of the night was at 165 pounds were freshman Tyler Logan battled 14th ranked Courtney Shavers.
The action was non-stop with several lead changes. The match was tied with 33 seconds left in the final period when Logan was able to gain a one point escape; Shavers got in deep on a shot in the final 15 seconds but was unable to finish as time ran out giving Logan the 8-7 victory.
The Warriors open up next Wednesday, Nov. 5th at Baker College.
Individual match results are:
285: Fernando Herrera(Grey) decision Andrew Sanchez (Black) 6-3
125: Nick Renteria (Grey) decision Erik Gonzalez (Black) 9-7
133: Antoine Green (Grey) tech-fall Kaiden Hudson (Black) 20-5 (7:00)
141: Abel VillaMoreno (Black) decision Chris Youngblood (Grey) 4-3
149: Mario Atesiano (Black) decision Preston Steen (Grey) 4-0
157: Steven Melara (Black) decision Joseph McAleavy 11-9
165: Tyler Logan (Black) decision Courtney Shavers (Grey) 8-7
174: Adrian Virgen (Black) decision Jeremiah Thornton (Grey)7-2
184: Chico Berry (Grey) decision Felipe Nava (Black) 7-2
197: Jose Hernandez (Black) major decision Dylan Hill (Grey) 14-2
MUSKOGEE, Okla. – The Bacone Warrior wrestling team closed out competition in the regular season with a 31-15 victory over the Central Baptist College Mustangs on Monday, Feb. 10.
This was the final tune-up for the team as they gear up to compete in the NAIA Central Region on Feb 22.
The dual started at 125 pounds where senior Chase Martinez received a forfeit.
At 133 pounds Freshman Ian Ortega pinned returning national qualifier Travis Shellnut in 2:39
Central Baptist was able to get on the board in the next two weight classes with 141 pound freshman Abel Mejia losing by a 9-5 decision and 149 pound sophomore Preston Steen losing a heartbreaking 10-8 overtime decision.
Freshman Josue Terrones got the warriors back on track by pinning Matthew McKenna in 4:43 seconds
165 pound freshman Courtney Shavers dominated CBC’s Austin Gonzalez 19-8 for a major decision victory.
At the 174 pound weight class freshman Felipe Nava received a forfeit.
Junior Jose Hernandez wrestled at the 184 pound wieght class and won a 8-2 decision
184 pounder Vincent Opuiyo bumped up the 197 pound weight class and was dominating Jonathon Maraillew 12-2 in the second period.
Opuiyo was receiving back points when the CBC wrestler was able to get his hips on top of Vincent and turn it into a headlock receiving the fall at 4:21.
Heavyweight sophomore Fernando Herrera lost a 3-1 overtime decision to Jon Lopez.
“This was a good tune-up dual before regionals,” said head coach Brett Oleson. “This gives us the ability to tweak a few things that our guys are doing wrong before we head into regionals. The matches that stick with me are the matches we lost, I truly felt we had the opportunity to shut them out and just made a few mental mistakes. The kid’s effort was there and we are excited to compete at the regional tournament.”
Individual match results are:
125: Chase Martinez (BC) forfeit
133: Ian Ortega (BC) fall Travis Shellnut (CBC) 2:39
141: Antonio Riveria (CBC) dec Abel Mejia (BC) 9-5
149: Henry Reyes (CBC) dec Presten Steen (BC) 10-8 OT
157: Josue Terrones (BC) fall Matthew McKenna (CBC) 4:43
165: Courtney Shavers (BC) mdec Austin Gonzales 19-8
174: Felipe Nava (BC) forfeit
184: Jose Hernandez (BC) dec Ricky Tate (CBC) 8-2
197: Jonathon Maraillew (CBC) dec Vincent Opuiyo (BC) 4:21
285: Jon Lopez (CBC) dec Fernando Herrera 3-1 OT
MUSKOGEE, Okla. – Bacone wrestling coach Brett Oleson announced that the Central Baptist Dual has now been moved to Monday, Feb. 10 at the Palmer Center.
The dual against Central Baptist was originally scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 11; the dual will begin at 7 p.m.