GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.-
CMU wrestling scored its first shutout victory in program history against San Francisco State University Thursday. CMU won 45-0. A win for Collin Metzgar, and back-to-back pins for Dylan Keeney and Daniel Van Hoose set the tone early. A handful of forfeits at the middle weights, followed by wins for Hayden Harris, Seth Latham, Nolan Krone, and Donnie Negus opened the door for the Mavericks to earn the shutout. Standing in the way, was the heavyweight Justin Ramos- noticeably bigger than CMU’s Hunter Mooring.
To start the match, Ramos hip-tossed Mooring and had him in a pin-fall combination. But, when he clinched his hands together the ref stopped the match for an illegal move. (Ramos was awarded two points for the takedown and two near-fall points before his hands locked- CMU received no points for the illegal move) But Mooring was able to choose where he wanted to restart from. He quickly scored one from the bottom earning the escape. The only point in the second was when Mooring chose to start on bottom and earned an escape. But to start the third, Ramos chose bottom and earned an escape of his own. Making it 5-2. With about a minute left Mooring was able to snap Ramos down and circle around for two. He used some time to see if he could find near-fall points from his position, but quickly let him up, and got back to work. With only 40 seconds left he preformed another snap down, but when he tried circle behind Ramos stuck his paw out and grabbed Mooring’s leg. But, with 20 seconds left the ref awarded the two for control. It felt like the match was headed to overtime, that is, if Mooring could ride out Ramos for the final seconds. But with about ten seconds left Ramos, desperate for points, tried to roll out – instead he was caught with his shoulders near the mat- and the official awarded two near-fall points. The movement was challenged by SFSU’s coach, but after video review, the call was confirmed. And the Mavericks earned it’s first-ever shutout.