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Kohawks down Rams 29-9 in home finale
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Sophomore Alex Burkle closes Coe's 29-9 win over Cornell with a fall at heavyweight.
Sophomore Alex Burkle closes Coe's 29-9 win over Cornell with a fall at heavyweight.
Wrestling - Fri, Feb. 11, 2011
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.