Mavs win two matches in mat loss to UNC

The University of Northern Colorado won eight matches to defeat Colorado Mesa 28-6 in a wrestling dual Wednesday night in Greeley.

The Bears had one win by technical fall and two by major decision.

The Mavericks, who received some votes in the latest NWCA Division II poll, won two matches.

Jon Gappmaier scored a takedown in the first period and third period to win a 6-3 decision over Charlie McMartin at 157 pounds. Zak Slotten racked up seven points in a 7-2 victory over Josh Van Tine at 174.

Mesa wrestles No. 18 Western State in an RMAC dual at 7 p.m. today at Gunnison. The Mavericks defeated Western State 21-15 in a nonconference dual in December. It was Mesa’s first win over the Mountaineers.

Swimming & Diving

Colorado Mesa divers Brock Martin and Amanda Jennings are the RMAC men’s and women’s divers of the week.

Martin won the 1-meter event and placed second in the 3-meter competition last weekend in the Colorado College Classic. The sophomore from Evanston, Wyo., won the 1-meter dive with a score of 502.15 points, scoring higher than eight divers.

Jennings placed third in the 1-meter competition and second in the 3-meter dive in the Colorado College Classic. Both events included seven divers.

The Mesa women’s team competes Friday night and Saturday against No. 15 Alaska-Fairbanks in Fairbanks, Alaska. CMU coach Brian Pearson is taking 13 swimmers. The Nanooks don’t have a men’s team.

The men are off until the RMAC championships, Feb. 16-19 in San Antonio.


The Colorado Mesa women’s team is picked to finish second in the RMAC, according to a preseason poll released Wednesday.

The Mavericks have three returning players from last season’s NCAA tournament team, including preseason player of the year Kelleen Sera.

The senior from Lahaina, Hawaii, was an All-RMAC first-team doubles and second-team singles selection in 2011. Her twin sister, Kaitlin Sera returns with Skyler Nelson.

Nebraska-Kearney received five first-place votes and is picked to defend its RMAC title.

The Colorado Mesa men’s team is picked to finish tied for fifth place with CSU-Pueblo.

The Mavericks return four players with varsity experience, led by No. 2 singles player Brason Hollabaugh and No. 3 singles Andres Hernandez.

Nebraska-Kearney received four first-place votes and is favored to win the RMAC over last year’s champion Western New Mexico.

The Mustangs received three first-place votes and are picked second.


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