USOEC beats U.S. Navy, 9-3 in dual meet at Northern Michigan

By Chris Casper | Feb. 26, 2014, 2:13 p.m. (ET)
MARQUETTE, Mich. - The United States Olympic Education Center wrestling team defeated Navy, 9-3, in an exhibition dual meet in Greco-Roman and freestyle Tuesday night at Northern Michigan University.

Claiming two victories for the USOEC was Brandon Rice (Washington, Ill.) at 66 kg/145.5 lbs. In his Greco-Roman match, he won by a technical fall against Steven Martinez of Navy 9-0. In his freestyle match, he won at 70 kg/154 lbs. by a decision of 6-1 against John Carnes.

Another USOEC win by a technical fall came from Thrasher Porcher (Chuluota, Fla.) at 66 kg/145.5 lbs. of the USOEC against Navy’s Kevin Rayford in Greco-Roman.

Navy pulled out two wins in Greco-Roman. At 59 kg/ 130 lbs., Sheldon Wilder pinned Jason Chudzinkski (Colonie, N.Y.) in 2:30. Clayton Cook claimed Navy’s second victory at 75 kg /165 lbs., by a 21-13 decision against Dillon Cowan (Harvard, Ill.).

In freestyle the USOEC won two matches by technical fall, both 10-0 decisions. Sammy Jones (Folsom, La.) at 61 kg/134 lbs., beat Navy’s Justin Nolan, while Sergio Guerrero (Rubidoux, Calif.) at 74 kg153 lbs. won against Navy’s Scott Ricker.

Navy’s only win in freestyle came from Whit Dawkins at 61 kg/134 lbs, who defeated USOEC’s Shawn McIntyre (Bethel, Ark.) by a decision, 14-10.

USOEC 9, NAVY 3
At Marquette, Mich, Feb. 25
Greco-Roman

59 kg/ 130 lbs. - Sheldon Wilder (Navy) pin. Jason Chudzinkski (USOEC) 2:30
66 kg/145.5 lbs. - Brandon Rice (USOEC) tech. fall Steven Martinez (Navy) 9-0
66 kg/145.5 lbs. - Thrasher Porcher (USOEC) tech. fall Kevin Rayford (Navy) 8-0
71 kg /156 lbs. - Nick Alvarez (USOEC) dec. Robert Tamashita (Navy) 6- 4
75 kg /165 lbs. - Clayton Cook (Navy) dec. Dillon Cowan (USOEC) 21-13
80 kg /176 lbs. - Josh Greer (USOEC) dec. Keenan Feldpauch (Navy) 6-0
85 kg /187 lbs. - Lee Wildes (USOEC) dec. Gary DiMarzio (Navy) 2-0
98 kg/215.5 lbs. - Khymba Johnson (USOEC) dec. Ben Harvey (Navy) 8-5
Freestyle
61 kg/134 lbs. - Sammy Jones (USOEC) tech. fall Justin Nolen (Navy) 10-0
61 kg/134 lbs. - Whit Dawkins (Navy) dec. Shawn McIntyre (USOEC) 14-10
70 kg154 lbs. - Brandon Rice (USOEC) dec. John Carnes (Navy) 6-1
74 kg153 lbs. - Sergio Guerrero (USOEC) tech. fall  Scott Ricker (Navy) 10-0
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