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    Pair of Wildcats Take First at Duhawk Open

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Northwestern's junior Jameson Oster (Homer Glen, Ill./Lockport) won the 141 weight class bracket and Sliga took home the 184 lbs. title at the Duhawk Open in Dubuge, Iowa, hosted at Loras College.
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    Northwestern's junior Jameson Oster (Homer Glen, Ill./Lockport) won the 141 weight class bracket and Sliga took home the 184 lbs. title at the Duhawk Open in Dubuge, Iowa, hosted at Loras College.
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    Feb. 3, 2014

    DUBUQUE, IOWA – Northwestern’s junior Jameson Oster (Homer Glen, Ill./Lockport) and freshman Mitch Sliga (Fishers, Ind./Fishers) won their weight class tournaments at the Duhawk Open Saturday, Feb. 1.

    Oster won the 141 weight class bracket and Sliga took home the 184 lbs. title at the Duhawk Open in Dubuque, Iowa, hosted at Loras College. 

    At 133 lbs., junior John Coukos (Framingham, Mass./Framingham) finished in fifth place.


     

     

    In the 141 lbs. bracket, Oster defeated Iowa’s Jake Marlin in the title match 7-5 in overtime. Oster advanced to the championship round by defeated UW-Lacrosse’s Mason Geary, and Mitchell Johnson and Matt Holmes, both from Loras College.

    Sliga took home the 184 title by knocking off Wartburg’s Gerard Roman by a 2-0 decision. He began the Duhawk Open with a 15-0 tech. fall over UW-Whitewater’s George Gonzalez and defeated the Wisconsin Badgers’ Nic Veling 6-0. In the semifinal, Sliga advanced to the championship by recording a fall at 4:59 over Wartburg’s Brit Bastow.

    John Coukos defeated Loras College’s Dearion Stokes with a fall at 2:04 and won by medical forfeit over Upper Iowa’s Trevor Westerlund in the fifth place match.

    Also for the Wildcats, Robert Coukos (Framingham, Mass./Framingham) wrestled at 157 lbs. and won by fall over Cornell’s Jake Allen after just 45 seconds. 

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