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ASU Wrestling Drops First Dual of the Season To Bloomsburg
Courtesy: Sun Devil Athletics
Release: 11/10/2012
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***Please note that this is a corrected version of a recap posted earlier.  The original scores that were provided to the Campbell media relations department and, in turn, sent over to the ASU media relations department were incorrect.  Originally, it was reported that ASU had won this particular match when, in fact, it was the opposite.  We sincerely apologize for the confusion.

Nov. 10, 2012

BUIES CREEK, N.C. - The Arizona State University dropped a hotly contested match to the Bloomsburg Huskies on Saturday in the first half of a double-header in Buies Creek, N.C.

Bloomsburg 18, Bloomsburg 16 

Sophomore 125-pounder Dalton Miller got dropped his second consecutive of the season to the Huskies' Sean Boylan in a 4-2 decision to give Bloomsburg the 3-0 lead early. 

Bloomsburg followed that with a Nick Wilcox pin over Shane McGough just 1:28 into the match to go ahead 9-0 just two bouts into the dual but Matt Kraus answered with a 13-5 major decision over Matt Rappo for his first victory as a Sun Devil to bring ASU back within 9-4.

Nathan Hoffer remained perfect on the season as he downed Josh Roosa, 5-2, and ASU inched closer in making the score 9-7

The Huskies answered in the form of No. 6 Frank Hickman, who earned a 9-4 decision over Codey Combs (9-4) at 157 pounds to pave the way for a Josh Veltre decision (9-7) over the Sun Devils' Parker Madl to give Bloomsburg the 15-7 through six matches.

ASU's upper weight classes answered the call, though, ripping off three consecutive victories at 174, 184 and 197 pounds to make things interesting heading into the heavyweight bout

Redshirt freshman Blake Stauffer continued his impressive start as a Sun Devil, shutting out Chris Smith 6-0 and that allowed Kevin Radford to put ASU back in the lead with a 10-4 decision over Andre Petroski.

Jake Meredith made things in the day's most exciting match, upsetting No. 14 Richard Perry in a high-scoring 18-12 decision to put ASU up 16-15 for its first lead of the contest

However, the biggest upset of the day came as Justin Grant was able to take the decision over No. 8 Levi Cooper in the heavyweight match, giving three points to the Huskies and sealing the deal with the 18-16 victory. 

 125: Sean Boylan (BU) over Dalton Miller (ASU) dec 4-2

133: Nick Wilcox (BU) over Sean McGough (ASU) pin 1:28

141: Matt Kraus (ASU) over Matt Rappo (MD) MD 13-5

149: Nathan Hoffer (ASU) over Josh Roosa (BU) dec 5-2

157: Frank Hickman (BU) over Codey Combs (ASU) dec 9-4 

165: Josh Veltre (BU) over Parker Madl (ASU) dec 9-7

174: Blake Stauffer (ASU) over Chris Smith (BU) dec 6-0

184: Kevin Radford (ASU) over Andre Petroski (BU) dec 10-4 

197: Jake Meredith (ASU) over Richard Perry (BU) dec 18-12 

285: Justin Grant (BU) over Levi Cooper (ASU) dec 3-2

Team: BU 18, ASU 16

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