Five Mounties Advance to CCC Semi-Finals

LA GRANDE, Ore. – Eastern Oregon opened the first day of the 2024 Cascade Collegiate Championships on Friday evening in Quinn Coliseum. The No. 17 ranked Mountaineers finished the day with a total of 44.5 points, currently sitting at sixth in the standings after one day of action.

Team Scores

  1. Menlo – 74.0
  2. Providence – 65.0
  3. Embry-Riddle – 57.5
  4. Southern Oregon – 56.5
  5. Corban – 56.5
  6. Eastern Oregon – 44.5
  7. MSU-Northern – 35.0
  8. Simpson – 19.0
  9. Vanguard – 18.0
  10. Arizona Christian – 12.5
  11. Evergreen State – 0.5

Several Mounties are poised for a big day tomorrow, with Hunter Sparks, Braden Carson, A.J. Rockwell, Kyle Knudtson, and Jay Smith all advancing to the semi-finals. All five finished day one without a loss, but the highlight of the day came in the form of Carson’s last-second decision victory over Mario Sandoval, securing a takedown in the final seconds to advance.

Josh Collins, Cole Cross, and Darrian Hoobery will also have another chance tomorrow, fighting their way through the consolation bracket for a shot at third place.

Day One Results

125 | Zach Mauras (6-5) | 2.0 pts Champ. Round 1: Lost to Markus Johnson (Corban University) by tech fall, 15-0
Cons. Round 1: Won by tech fall over James Maheras (Arizona Christian University), 17-1
Cons. Round 2: Lost to Dominic De’altonaga (Vanguard University) by major decision, 16-8

125 | #3 Hunter Sparks (15-1) | 7.0 pts Champ. Round 1: Bye
Quarterfinal: Won by major decision over Landon Smith (Embry-Riddle), 10-1

133 | #14 Braden Carson (16-9) | 6.0 pts Champ. Round 1: Bye
Quarterfinal: Won by decision over Mario Sandoval (Vanguard University), 3-1

141 | Josh Collins (10-8) | 2.5 pts Champ. Round 1: Lost to Luke Jensen (Corban University) by fall, 2:09
Cons. Round 1: Won by decision over Colin Silverthorn (Montana State-Northern), 12-9
Cons. Round 2: Won by tech fall over Channing Porter (Arizona Christian University), 17-2

141 | Cole Cross (3-6) | 2.0 pts Champ. Round 1: Lost to Evan Potter (Southern Oregon) by decision, 16-9
Cons. Round 2: Won by major decision over Carson Coy (Embry-Riddle), 10-0

149 | A.J. Rockwell (10-7) | 6.0 pts Champ. Round 1: Bye
Quarterfinal: Won by decision over Tomas Jacobo (Simpson), 11-6

157 | Michael Fox (6-10) | 1.0 pt Champ. Round 1: Won by decision over Bridger Hall (Providence), 8-1
Quarterfinal: Lost to Justin Windauer (Montana State-Northern) by tech fall, 22-3
Cons. Round 2: Lost to Tyler Diaz (Simpson) by tech fall, 17-2

165 | Cody Glenn (11-12) | 1.5 pts Champ. Round 1: Lost to Hunter Hobbs (Providence) by fall, 1:54
Cons. Round 1: Won by major decision over Jesse Rubio (Corban University), 12-4
Cons. Round 2: Lost to Carlo Castagnaro (Arizona Christian University) by major decision, 14-5

174 | Wylee Lindeen (12-17) | 1.5 pts Champ. Round 1: Lost to Tyson Stover (Corban University) by decision, 4-2
Cons. Round 1: Won by major decision over Malachi Dowdell (Simpson), 12-1
Cons. Round 2: Lost to Maximus Zamora (Menlo) by major decision, 12-0

184 | Kyle Knudtson (31-4) | 8.0 pts Champ. Round 1: Bye
Quarterfinal: Won by fall over Bryant Bartlett (Simpson), 1:03

197 | Jay Smith (20-9) | 6.0 pts Champ. Round 1: Bye
Quarterfinal: Won by decision over Caleb Werner (Providence), 12-6

285 | Darrian Hoobery (13-13) | 1.0 pt Champ. Round 1: Lost to Zion Longsine (Arizona Christian University) by decision, 4-0
Cons. Round 2: Won by decision over Corbin Hayes (Embry-Riddle), 4-2

The Mounties will return to Quinn Coliseum for day two of the CCC Championships tomorrow, with action starting at 10 a.m.

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