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WRESTLING: Cardinals defeat all four teams at the Cardinal Duals


On Saturday, Nov. 23 the North Idaho College wrestling team hosted their annual Cardinal Duals where they wrestled and defeated four teams. Of the four teams, Umpqua Community College and Highline Community College are Region 18 competitors.

The Cards started the day with at 36-14 victory over Highline Community College outscoring the Thunderbirds 36-14. Box score results can be found here.

During the second dual of the day, NIC squared off against Corban University in a 32-15 victory. The Corban University team is a brand-new program coached by former NIC All-Americans Stryder Davis and Keegan Davis. The Warriors had two former North Idaho College All-American wrestlers, Cooper McCullough and Levi Perry, both score victories for their team. Box score results can be found here.

In the third dual of the Cardinal Duals, the Cards defeated Umpqua, 44-9. Isaac Lopez (125), Alex Lopez (141), Jake Malchuski (165), and Cohle Feliciano (285) all had falls in this Region 18 matchup. Alan Badley and Bryce Miller picked up forfeit victories in this bout. Box score results for this match can be found here.

In the last bout on Saturday, the Cards defeated NCAA Division II Simon Fraser, 36-16. Isaac Lopez started the dual off with an 18-0 technical fall. Jacob Swift (157) and Jake Malcuski (165) both had falls for the Cards in this victory. The dual ended with a match between heavyweight brothers Cohle Feliciano and Taniela Feliciano. Younger brother, Cohle (NIC), secured bragging rights heading into the Thanksgiving break with a 15-4 victory. Box score results for this match can be found here.

Individually, Isaac Lopez (125) and Jacob Swift (157) stayed undefeated on the season, while Jake Malcuski (165), Isaac Gomez (184), Sam Peterson (285) and Cohle Feliciano (285) were undefeated on the day. Bryce Miller (133), Alex Lopez (141), and Sal Silva (149) were 3-1 on Saturday.

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NIC Wrestling Head Coach Mike Sebaaly
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