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WRESTLING: Cardinal Wrestlers Dual Highline and Simon Fraser


The 2nd NJCAA Ranked Cards got their long road trip off to a great start on Thursday evening in Des Moines, Washington, defeating the Highline Wrestling Team 39-7, winning in 8 of 10 matches on the evening and scoring bonus points in 4 bouts from Cooper McCullough (157), Jacob Swift (174), Levi Perry (184), and Damian Trujillo (285).


NIC looked to continue their strong start the following evening in Vancouver, BC, Canada, against NCAA Division II Opponent Simon Fraser University. Despite winning 5 of 8 bouts, the Cardinals ultimately lost the dual meet 27-19 after having to forfeit at the 141 and 149 lb weight classes (12 team points). 


The Cardinals will continue dual action against Clackamas Community College at home on 11/17 at 7:30 PM and Cardinal Duals (Umpqua & Highline) on 11/18 at 1:30 and 3:00 PM.


NIC 39, Highline 7


125: Esco Walker Jr. (NIC) over Jacob Mendoza (HCC) (Dec 4-3) 

133: Austin Wallace-Lister (HCC) over Diego Nunez (NIC) (MD 11-1) 

141: Nicholas Hara (NIC) over (HCC) (For.) 

149: Brent Evans (NIC) over Adrian Avena (HCC) (Dec 10-7) 

157: Cooper McCullough (NIC) over Liam Corbett (HCC) (Fall 2:58) 

165: Trey Meyer (NIC) over (HCC) (For.) 

174: Jacob Swift (NIC) over Ben Gore (HCC) (TF 20-4 2:38) 

184: Levi Perry (NIC) over Mitchell Owens (HCC) (MD 14-5) 

197: Amos Daigbe (HCC) over Trager Abatti (NIC) (Dec 8-5) 

285: Damian Trujillo (NIC) over Ilai Wilson (HCC) (Fall 1:50)


NIC 19, SFU 27


125 Esco Walker Jr. (NIC) over Oscar Bulaqui (SFU) (MD 15-3)

133 Riley Prough (SFU) over Diego Nunez (NIC)) (Fall 3:45)

141 Cruz Velasquez (SFU) (For.)

149 Nick Reyes (SFU) (for.)

157 Cooper McCullough (NIC) over Cody Osborne (SFU) (Dec 15-14)

165 Tyler McLean (SFU) over Trey Meyer (NIC) (Dec 9-7)

174 Hudson Mauseth (NIC) over Logan Nelson (SFU) (Dec 4-3)

184 Levi Perry (NIC) over Nolan Badovinac (SFU) (Fall 0:54)

197 Morgan Smith (SFU) over Christian Grover (NIC) (Fall 3:19)

285 Damian Trujillo (NIC) over Nishan Randhawa (SFU) (SV-1 8-6)

More Information

Head Wrestling Coach, Pat Whitcomb

(208) 769-7870 or Pat.Whitcomb@nic.ed