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    CCSJ News and Results

    11/20/2013 The first regular season NAIA National Rankings were released today and CCSJ had two wrestlers make the list at their respective weight classes, Junior Eric Johnson 6th at 197lbs and Freshman Dennie Brown 15th at 184lbs. Johnson is a returning All-American for the Crimson Wave after pacing 8th in last years NAIA National Championships. Brown meanwhile is coming off of an impressive debut where he went 4-0 at the UW Oshkosh Open en route to the 184lbs championship. "Its nice to get recognition for the program and I'm excited to see what the season will hold for these two guys," said Head Coach Ryan Rivera. "Its still very early though and everyone just has to take things one match at a time to keep getting better."
  2. 11/16/13 - The Crimson Wave Wrestling team travelled to the University Wisconsin Oshkosh this weekend to compete in the Dan Gable Endowment Open. The men were led by Freshman Dennie Brown of Crawfordsville, IN who came away as the tournament champion at 184lbs. Brown began the tournament with 7-1 decision over Alan Dahlke of UW Oshkosh and followed that with another win, this time 7-2 over Chance Shea of Harper College. In his next bout he faced off with Lakeland College’s Aaron Almedina and earned a finals appearance after defeating Almedina 9-6. Brown then secured the championship with a tough 5-3 decision over Nic Veling from University of Wisconsin. In that match Brown got an early lead with a takedown in the first period, but Veling rallied back to tie the match 3-3 late. The deciding points came in the final seconds when Brown countered his opponents attack to get a takedown on the edge of the mat. “Dennie went out today and did a great a job of getting the first takedown and controlling the pace of his matches,” said Head coach Ryan Rivera. “When someone can do that they will always be in a good position to win.” Rivera was also happy with the team’s overall performance though he recognized the team still needs work. “The biggest takeaway is that I was very pleased with everyone’s effort, but we all have room to grow going forward.” Also placing in the event for CCSJ was Freshman Scott Pitrowski (3-1) in third place at 285lbs, Sophomore Ramiro Rojas (4-2) in fourth place at 157lbs, Junior Gabe Mota (3-2) in fifth place, and Junior Eric Johnson (3-2) in fifth place at 197lbs. Next week the team travels to Campbellsville University in KY, on Nov 23rd to compete in three dual matches.
  3. http://www.ccsj.edu/athletics/wrestling/index.html 10/29/13 -The Crimson Wave wrestling season is nearly upon us. This is an exciting time for the Crimson Wave as they are building off of last year’s success. Things seem to be heading in the right direction under first year Head Coach Ryan Rivera. Coach Rivera was the Interim Head Coach last season after being an assistant at CCSJ for three years. “Our team is working hard to take the next step and start competing with the top programs in the country. We have some very dedicated guys that are going to take us far,” said Coach Rivera. Eric Johnson is looking to build off of his successful run last year with an 8th place overall finish at the National Tournament. Eric Johnson is currently ranked 6th in the NAIA Preseason Coach’s Poll at 197lbs. Eric made history at CCSJ by becoming the programs only All American. “Eric is not satisfied with just placing at last year’s National Championships; he is coming back hungry to be the best. He has been a great example to the rest of the team,” said Coach Rivera. Anthony Hawkins also received votes at 133lbs and the team had 10 points towards the Team National Rankings putting us at 29th overall. “Our depth is going to be key to any success we have this year and I am always looking to add quality guys to the program,” added Coach Rivera. Here is a breakdown of how the Crimson Wave looks by weight class: 125- Returning to the 125lbs weight class for the Crimson Wave will be Senior Anthony Hawkins (Crown Point, IN). Hawkins, a former Indiana State Champ for Crown Point High School, will look to finish his career strong after having qualified for the NAIA National Tournament in two of his previous three seasons. Also competing at 125lbs this season will be freshman Robert Chicvara (Hammond, IN) from Gavit High School. 133- Battling for the 133lbs spot will be two incoming freshman in Adam Garcia (Merrillville, IN) and Tony Vasquez (Hobart, IN). Garcia was a highly decorated wrestler for Merrillville High School by finishing top five in the state twice during his career. Vasquez also brings a successful track record with him, after only suffering 4 losses in his senior season for Hobart High School. 141- RS Sophomore Chris Pajdzik, (Hammond, IN) is hoping to make an impact at 141lbs for CCSJ after dropping down a weight class from last season. Challenging Pajdzik for mat time will be talented Freshman Landon Nave (Crawforsdville, IN). 149- This is another talented weight class for the Crimson Wave with Senior Ryan Peters (Hammond, IN) coming back as a returning starter from two seasons ago. Senior Andrew Kepchar (Merrillville, IN) will be competing here as well with Freshman Andrew Queseda (Miami, FL). 157- Returning to the team and looking to take control of the weight class is Sophomore Ramiro Rojas (Miami, FL) who was a National Qualifier for the Crimson Wave two seasons ago. Mike Migowa (Tinley Park, IL) is another very accomplished wrestler who will battle with Rojas. 165- Two more newcomers to the program will be taking on each other for the top spot at this weight class. Freshman Ryan Camp (Griffith, IN) will face off with Kevin Dix (Lake Central, IN. 174- Sophomore Tim Miller (Frankfort, IL) is returning as the starter at 174lbs after a promising first year and will face competition from Freshman Albert Pearson (Palos Hills, IL). 184- RS Freshman Dennie Brown (Crawfordsville, IN) is holding down 184lbs for the team. He joins CCSJ having been a State Qualifier for Southmont High School. Freshman Alex Jara (Merrillville, IN) is also competing here. 197- Junior Eric Johnson (Highland, IN) comes into the season ranked 6th nationally in the NAIA after placing 8th at last year’s National Championship. Also competing at 197lbs are RS Junior Gabe Mota (Hammond, IN) and Freshman Abe Alrhami (Frankfort, IL). 285- RS Senior Coty Anderson (Highland, IN) is the returning starter at 285lbs for CCSJ and he is working hard to bounce back from a disappointing finish last season. Anderson placed 4th in the NAIA East Regional two seasons ago. Freshmen Scott Pitrowsk (Lowell, IN), Mike Pajdzik (Hammond, IN) and Brayon Gary (Fishers, IN) will all be challenging for mat time.
  4. The Calumet College of St. Joseph Intra-squad will be held 10/29 at 7:00 pm. The team will be split into two teams (Maroon and Grey) and compete in live matches against each other. The event will be held at our home gym at 2400 New York Ave, Whiting IN. Athletic building is located in the rear of the school. Admission is free to the public. 2013/2014 ROSTER http://www.ccsj.edu/athletics/rosters/wrestling/index.html 2013/2014 SCHEDULE http://www.ccsj.edu/athletics/schedules/wrestling/index.html
  5. The NAIA Preseason Coaches Poll was just released yesterday and has some Indiana boys throughout the rankings. http://www.naia.org/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=27900&ATCLID=209290629
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    CCSJ Wrestling

    Insert Quote how are things looking fro coach gilbert & the crimson wave for 2012-2013 season? i think this program could be a hidden gem for the state but not sure of what is available for our HS athletes there. Not sure what you mean, the team has 4 guys wrestling at nationals next weekend with everyone coming back next year. As for the school its a four year college that is one of the least expensive private schools in the Midwest. Merit based athletic scholarship are also awarded to students athletes. It's been kind of a rebuild year but i think Gilbert will have his team ready to compete with the top NAIA schools next year.
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    CCSJ Wrestling

    CCSJ will be postponing their inaugural wrestling camp. It will be tentatively moved to July 26th-29th. The Crimson Wave will be announcing the hiring of a new Head Coach soon and pushing the date back will allow for him to be a part of this event as well as hopefully provide a boost in camp attendance. For questions regarding the camp or any other matter, please contact: Ryan Rivera Calumet College of St. Joseph Interim Head Coach rrivera@ccsj.edu 219-473-4386 Thanks and sorry for any inconvenience this may cause to any prospective participants.
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    CCSJ Wrestling

    CCSJ Wrestling Camp The Criminson Wave will be hosting an inexpensive 4 day wrestling camp at their gym in Whiting, IN. Camp runs July 12th- July 15th from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Cost is $50 Preregistered and $60 at the door. Anyone interested or with questions can ontact Interim Head Coach Ryan Rivera at rrivera@ccsj.edu or 219-473-4386. http://www.ccsj.edu/athletics/camps/2011%20Crimson%20Wave%20Wrestling%20Camp.pdf We are going to have our team as well as some current and former purdue and IU wrestlers in attendance
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    CCSJ Wrestling

    Hawkins Wins Harper Open 2/6/11 ? The Crimson Wave wrestling team competed at the Harper College Open on Saturday in Palatine, IL. Anthony Hawkins won the 125 lb weight class going 2-0 on the day. Teammate Ryan Peters placed third at 149 lbs finishing 2-1, and Lance Surma finished 4th at 157 lbs finishing his day at 1-2. The Crimson Wave wrestling team will travel to the NAIA Regional Qualifier on February 19th.
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    Rankings In The Process of Being Posted

    Sweet, great job as always. Just curious if there will be a new pound for pound list, as has been done in the past, prior to the post season.
  11. Riv0376

    DAC This Weekend... Who makes the finals...? Upsets?

    Does anyone know what the schedule is looking like. I would like to know about when the semis are up.
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    CCSJ Wrestling

    Wrestling Rolls Over Concordia; Fall to Manchester 1/7/11 ? The Crimson Wave wrestling team hosted Concordia University and Manchester College tonight in a tri-dual on alumni court where the Crimson Wave split defeating Concordia. The Tri-Dual started for the Crimson Wave with a victory over Concordia 20-17. Anthony Hawkins put the team up three points with his decision over Alec Silva 9-4 in the 125 pound class. The Crimson Wave next surrendered a pin in the 141 pound class. The two teams then traded tech falls with Derek Allen scoring one in 7:00 minutes over Jordan Semevelos and Concordia?s Josh Nord picking one up over Ryan Peters in 4:20 . John Tyler followed that up with a decision over Miles Greenblatt 11-4. At 184 the team gave up six points by forfeit, but then gained six by Artie Grubba?s pin in 2:25 over Ben Hartel. To close out the contest Torrence Callaway won a tight overtime match by decision over Seth Kilkelly 7-5. In their next bout they faced Manchester College and came up short 18-23. To start that match there was a double forfeit at 125 and at 133 lbs the team went ahead after Anthony Hawkins won by decision 5-2 over Jared Snyder. In the next two matches they added six team points in each with Tony Lovejoy able to pin his opponent in 1:56 and then at 149 lbs Derek Allen received a forfeit. The next bout was a tech fall for Manchester College?s Cam Brady over Ryan Peters in 6:43. At 165 John Tyler lost a close decision 4-2 to Chandler Pogue. The team then gave up two forfeits at 174 and 184. Artie Grubba battled a tough opponent to gain a decision 7-4 over Chad Ulmer. The contest came down to the last match where Torrance Callaway lost 3-2 to Manchester?s Jimmie King. The Crimson Wave will be back in action Tuesday January 11th at 7:00 pm against the University of Indianapolis on Alumni Court.
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    CCSJ Wrestling

    01/06/11 - The Crimson Wave wrestling team defeated Hannibal-LaGrange University tonight 30-12 on Alumni Court. The first match started out at 141 lbs where Tony Lovejoy defeated HLU?s Zach Fish by decision 9-7. Crimson Wave?s Derek Allen took a quick period one pin over Alex Earhart at the 1:15 mark. At 165 lbs John Tyler took the decision over Ian Taylor 3-2 in a close battled match. Artie Grubba pinned Jake Hare at 197 lbs in 2:25. Receiving forfeits in the contest for the crimson wave were Anthony Hawkins (125), and Torrance Callaway (285). The Crimson Wave wrestling team will be back in action tomorrow Friday Jan. 7th at 5:00 pm when they host Manchester College and Concordia University. The Crimson Wave will take on Concordia at 5:00 pm, Manchester vs Concordia at 6:30 pm and CCSJ vs Manchester at 8:00 pm.
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    CCSJ Wrestling

    It will be a busy next two weeks for CCSJ's wrestling team. First up they have a rescheduled home match against Hanibal-Lagrange on Jan. 6th at 7:00 pm. Then the next day on Jan. 7th they square off in two more home duals, first with UW Concordia at 6:00 pm and then Manchester College. The following week the men will be home once more this time against University of Indy at 7:00 pm on Jan. 11th. After that they will travel to the University of Minnesota for a dual with Concordia Moorehead on Jan. 14th at 5:00 pm. That match will precede the host Golden Gophers taking on Indiana University. Lastly the team is scheduled to appear in the Dan Gable Open hosted by UW Oshkosh on Jan. 16th. If anyone has any questions about these events or anything else about the team, feel free to ask on here or message me.
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    Potential Ranking board Class 1A

    Did you ever get a region 1 rep? If not what schools are in that region again?
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