Former Vikings lead No. 2 Cardinals
COOS BAY, Ore. - Former Coeur d'Alene High standouts Braden Mowry and Jesse Neilsen earned pins as the second-ranked North Idaho Cardinal wrestling team defeated Southwestern Oregon 40-3 in a nonconference dual on Friday.
"This gets us a good start for the weekend," NIC coach Pat Whitcomb said. "Hopefully our guys will use a springboard into a good tournament."
NIC competes in the Best of the West tournament today and Sunday in Ashland, Ore.
"We'll get multiple matches in a day on both days," Whitcomb said. "It's a good chance to get them in a tournament atmosphere and seeing what they can do after some duals."
N. Idaho 40, Southwestern Oregon 3
125 - Kyle McCrite, NIC, md. Samuel Mercado, 14-5. 133 - Brock Banta, NIC, d. Coby Horner, 3-2. 141 - Braden Mowry, NIC, p David Frasier, 5:47. 149 - Cameron Lloyd, SO, d. McKray Jones, 8-5. 157 - Jeremy Bommarito, NIC, md. Nick Bendon, 14-0. 165 - Jake Mason, NIC, md. Caleb Pendelton, 11-3. 174 - Jesse Neilsen, NIC, p. Cesar Lira, 2:40. 184 - Justin Korthuis, NIC, w. by forfeit. 197 - Jamelle Jones, NIC, md. Bo Younker, 14-5. 285 - Marcel Dubose, NIC, d. Justin Williams, 6-4.