Eastern Drops Wagon Wheel Dual to Southern

SWEET HOME, Ore. – Eastern Oregon returned to action Friday as they took on the Raiders of Southern Oregon University. The Raiders ultimately took the dual by a score of 22-13 over the Mountaineers, to keep possession of the Wagon Wheel.

EOU jumped out to an early 3-0 lead after Hunter Sparks of the 125-pound division secured a victory with a 4-1 decision over Vonn Fenn of Southern Oregon. Southern bounced back in a big way, taking each of the next two matches to take a 8-3 lead. The Mountaineers took the 149 pound match-up after AJ Rockwell secured an 8-5 decision over Jonathan Hernandez before the Raiders made another big push. Southern extended their lead after winning each of the next three matches to take a 19-6 lead. Eastern fought hard to get back into the dual, but in the end The Raiders took the dual by a score of 22-13.


125: Hunter Sparks (EOU) over Vonn Fenn (SOOR) (Dec 4-1)
133: Simon Graeber (SOOR) over Braden Carson (EOU) (Dec 4-1)
141: Evan Potter (SOOR) over Cole Cross (EOU) (TF 15-0 5:24)
149: A.J. Rockwell (EOU) over Jonathan Hernandez (SOOR) (Dec 8-5)
157: Aaron Gandara (SOOR) over Michael Fox (EOU) (TF 15-0 4:58)
165: Dylan Straley (SOOR) over Cody Glenn (EOU) (Dec 8-3)
174: Alex Hernandez (SOOR) over Wylee Lindeen (EOU) (Dec 8-3)
184: Kyle Knudtson (EOU) over Adrian Chavez-Morales (SOOR) (MD 13-1)
197: Andrew Herrera (SOOR) over Jay Smith (EOU) (Dec 5-4)
285: Darrian Hoobery (EOU) over Sebatian Echeverria (SOOR) (Dec 7-3)

The Mountaineers will be back in action Friday, Feb. 16 as they will host the Cascade Collegiate Conference Tournament. More information about the tournament and seeding will be provided soon.

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