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Mounties Come in at No. 10 in Latest Poll

By Dawson Forcella, SID

By Dawson Forcella, SID

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The NAIA released the results of the latest  Men’s Wrestling Coaches’ Top 20 Poll  Thursday morning. Eastern Oregon University slipped a few spots from No. 7 to No. 10.

Since the last ranking, the Mountaineers have put together strong performances in three straight duals winning by 15 or more in each. Eastern dominated Arizona Christian on Dec. 10 winning 46-6. The Mounties followed that dual up with two victories over Montana State-Northern and Saint Ambrose the next weekend at the Reno Tournament of Champions Duals. At the Reno Tournament of Champions itself, Eastern Oregon placed 19th of 42 teams that included some strong Division I level talent. 

Coming in at No. 10 as a team, EOU also had eight individuals earn top-25 rankings in their weight classes. All ranked individuals are listed below.


13313Hunter Sparks
13319Zach Mauras
14123Braden Carson
17410Keegan Mulhill
1844Kyle Knudtson
1975Marco Retano
1976Jay Smith
2854Noel Orozco



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