Crimson Wave Athletics
Calumet College of St. Joseph
2400 New York Ave. Whiting, IN 46394
4th Ranked Senior Eric Johnson, Highland IN, was the only Crimson Wave wrestler to go undefeated at 4-0. Johnson's marquee matchup came against 9th ranked Nate Knauf, Campbellsville, in which he notched a 5-3 win by decision. In his other bouts, Eric picked up a pin, a tech fall, and another decision.
Junior Ramiro Rojas also had a nice day going 2-1 at 149lbs. He had an impressive showing against 5th ranked Kyle Terry, Campbellsville, in a 4-2 loss by decision. With the match tied late, Ramiro got in on a shot and lifted Terry into the air but lost the takedown. As he returned his opponent to the mat, Ramiro gave up the deciding takedown in the ensuing scramble. In his other two bouts at 149lbs, Rojas secured wins by tech fall and a major decision.
"We need to start winning close matches more consistently before we can take the next step as team," said Head Coach Ryan Rivera. "Right now it's not about the wins and losses, our focus is on improving week to week," added Rivera.
The wrestling team has the upcoming week off of competition before they return to the mats at the Little States Invite at Manchester College on December 6th.
In addition to Johnson, the Crimson Wave wrestling team also received 13 votes in the Wrestling Coaches Top 20 Poll for teams. That total has them just miss making the cut and tied for the 24th place.
"We've been working hard and hopefully this recognition will motivate everyone to keep improving and perform well going forward,” said Head Coach Ryan Rivera.
The men will be back on the mats Saturday, November 22nd as they travel to Campbellsville University for the Campbellsville Duals.
"Eric and Ramiro wrestled great and showed me they will be hammers in the lineup this year,” said Head Coach Ryan Rivera. “Everyone else was inconsistent and we need to clean up some things," added Rivera.
The Crimson Wave wrestling team will be traveling to Campbellsville University in Kentucky on Nov 22nd to compete in four duals against Campbellsville University, St. Andrews, St. Catherine, and Truet McConell all from the Eastern Regional.