WICHITA — The No. 8-ranked Cowley College wrestling team got off to a good start to the 2021-22 season Saturday by taking part in the Falcon Invitational at Hartman Arena.
“All in all, it was a great tournament to start with,” Cowley coach Beau Vest said. “The guys wrestled pretty well and I thought the returners picked up where we left off. We won several matches late in the match, which is a good sign early in the season.”
Cowley had 17 wrestlers go head-to-head against 39 NAIA and junior college programs at the meet.
The Tigers were led by Brandon Kidd (149 pounds) and former Arkansas City High School standout Montez Robinson (157) placing second in their respective weight classes.
“Montez wrestled really well. I also thought Brandon was aggressive and offensive, which led to him getting a lot of bonus point wins,” Vest said.
Freshman heavyweight Dean Setticase finished third.
“I was impressed with some of the things he was able to do,” Vest said.
Sophomore Alex Rodriguez went 4-2 and placed fourth in the 157-pound weight class.
The Tigers take part in the Grandview Open at 9 a.m. Saturday in Des Moines, Iowa.
“Grandview will be a huge test for us, as we will see several highly ranked junior college programs,” Vest said. “It will be good to see where we are at with things following this competition.”
Following the Grandview Open, Cowley will return home to challenge Friends University in a dual at 7 p.m. Nov. 16.
125 — Angel Avila went 2-2.
133 — Austin Kincaid went 3-2.
133 — Corwin Strachan went 2-2.
133 — Zach Hamilton went 3-2.
133 — Trenton Grant went 2-2.
149 — Nathan Adamson went 1-2.
149 — Brandon Kidd went 4-1 and placed second.
157 — Montez Robinson went 4-1 and placed second.
157 — Alex Rodriguez went 4-2 and placed fourth.
157 — Daniel Camilo-Ferreira went 2-3.
165 — Josh Kime went 3-2.
174 — Mouhamadou Sene went 0-2.
184 — Ryan Locke went 2-2.
184 — Benny Madrid Jr. went 2-1.
197 — Dalton Collins went 1-2.
197 — Austin Peri went 0-2.
285 — Dean Setticase went 4-1 and placed third.