CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Fifth-ranked Coe got bonus points in four of its seven wins Friday against #19 Cornell, as they improved to 16-5 on the year with a 29-9 win. It was the fifth-straight win over the Rams, whom haven't beaten Coe since 1999.
Senior Clayton Rush
(Aledo, Ill./Aledo) opened the dual with a 19-5 major decision over ninth-ranked Timothy Hood at 125 pounds. The top-ranked Rush scored 13 points in the second period, as he won his 22nd-straight match, improving to 28-1 on the year. The Rams cut the Coe lead to one at 133 pounds, as Tigue Snider beat sophomore Drew Hinschberger
(Belle Plaine, Iowa/Belle Plaine) 4-1. Cornell took its only lead of the night at 141 pounds, as 10th-ranked Kevin Donahue earned a takedown at the buzzer to beat Chris LeClere
(Coggon, Iowa/North-Linn) 3-2.
Coe regained the lead for good at 149 pounds, as junior James Locke
(Minneapolis, Minn./South) was a 6-2 winner over Jacob Schwebke. Locke scored four of his six points in the third period for the win. The win improved Locke to 20-10 on the year. Freshman Dimitri Boyer
(Eddyville, Iowa/Eddyville-Blakesburg) improved to 27-11 on the year with his 12th fall at 157 pounds, as he ppinned Cody Backhaus in 4:03.
At 165 pounds, junior Nick LeClere
(Coggon, Iowa/North-Linn) improved to 26-4, as he beat Joseph Hambleton 11-4. Coe got more bonus points at 174 pounds, as sophomore Scott King
(Tipton, Iowa/Tipton) beat Derek Munsey 18-10.
The Kohawks sealed the win at 184 pounds, as senior Seth Rehn
(Oceanside, Calif./Vista) beat Andrew Roberts 9-3. At 197 pounds, freshman Ethan Ball
(Aledo, Ill./Mercer County) dropped a tough 5-1 match to Alex Coolidge. Coolidge scored three of his five points in the final period.
Coe closed the meet with fifth-ranked Alex Burkle
(Coggon, Iowa/North-Linn) earning a fall over Wyatt Bauman. In 4:49, Burle earned his 13th fall of the season, improving to 26-7.
The Kohawks will return to action Feb. 25, as they travel to Simpson for the Iowa Conference Championships. Action will start at 10:30 a.m. in Indianola.