Harold Nichols Open
Taylor Walsh (165) - Champion
Nate Jackson (174) - 2nd Place
Matt Irick (184) - 4th Place
Luke Sheridan (197) - 4th Place
Next Event: Keystone Classic at the Palestra (Philadelphia, Penn.) -- November 23, 2014
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AMES, Iowa - Fourteen Hoosiers travelled to Ames, Iowa today to take on the Harold Nichols Open. For nine of them, this was their first action of the season. Indiana finished the day with four wrestlers on the podium.
In his first bout of the day, redshirt senior Taylor Walsh earned a pin in 1:42 to become the all-time leader in career pins at Indiana with 48. He followed up his record setting pin with three more in as many matches to advance to the championship. Although he did not earn a fifth fall on the day, Walsh defeated England of Missouri 16-4 in a major decision. Walsh is now 5-0 on the season with a career pin total of 51.
Redshirt Sophomore Nate Jackson came close to giving Indiana two Harold Nichols champs, when he was defeated in a 5-3 decision in the championship bout. Jackson ended his day and the first event of the season 4-1.
Senior Luke Sheridan went 4-2 for the tournament to obtain a fourth place finish. He added three pins to bring his career total to 24, his last of which was in 21 seconds. Fellow wrestler redshirt shopomore Matt Irickhad a similar day, also finsihing fourth and had a record of 5-2. Irick completed his day with two pins.
On the day, there were four other Hoosiers who finished with multiple wins. Sophomore Sean Brown (141) won back-to-back bouts after dropping his first to end 2-2. Also winning two bouts was sophomore Luke Blanton (157), who earned a fall early in the day, with a second period pin of Iowa Western's Gray. Redshirt sophomore Trevor Moody (149) won his first two matches to advance to the quarterfinals where he was defeated in a major decision. Moody wrapped-up the open at 3-2. Redshirt junior Garret Goldman (HWT) lost his first match-up of the day, but won three consecutive bouts by decision (7-3, 2-0, 2-0) in the consolation bracket to finish 3-2.
Check out the Hoosier wrestlers at the first home match-ups of the season when they take on SIUE and Manchester on December 13 (10am).
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