Pratt Wrestling Competes at UNK Midwest Classic and Baker


On Jan. 17, the Pratt Community College men’s wrestling team competed in the UNK Midwest Classic in Kearney, Neb. The three opponents included number five Northeast Oklahoma A&M, NAIA York College, and NAIA Hastings College.

The Beavers went 2-1 on the day before heading into an exhibition match with the UNK Lopers who have won the NCAA Division 2 National Championships three out of the last four years.

Leading the day for the Beavers was Micah Felton, who went 3-1 on the day and won a dramatic OT match in the UNK exhibition. The Beavers now improve their record to 4-5 on the year.

#5 NEO – 56, Pratt – 0
NAIA York College – 13, Pratt – 33
NAIA Hastings College – 13, Pratt – 28

On Jan. 20, the team competed against number 19 NAIA Baker University in Baldwin City, Kan.
125 – Double Forfeit 0-0
133 – Nathan Garcia (Baker) over Unknown (For.) 6-0
141 – Juan Rivera (Baker) over Unknown (For.) 6-0
149 – Daniel Melcher (PCC) over Dylan Arnall (Baker) (MD 9-1) 0-4
157 – Joshua Thomas (Baker) over Austin Hughey (PCC) (Fall 3:20) 6-0
165 – Connor Middleton (Baker) over Syed Ali (PCC) (Fall 6:32) 6-0
174 – Trevor Sutton (Baker) over Travis Quarterman (PCC) (Dec 2-0) 3-0
184 – Micah Felton (PCC) over Joshua Ortiz (Baker) (Dec 3-2) 0-3
285 – Jacob Crane (PCC) over Unknown (For.) 0-6

FINAL SCORE: #19 Baker 33 Pratt 13

The Beavers are now 4-6 on the season and travel back to Baldwin City this weekend to compete in the Kansas Cup.

Credit:Pratt Community College


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