The 50th season premiere of the John Carroll University wrestling team occurred last week.
The results are in, and the ratings could not be higher.
Following a 38-3 victory over Case Western Reserve University on Tuesday, Nov. 12, the Blue Streaks put on a show at the unscored Trine Open in Angola, Ind. on Saturday.
Junior Todd Gaydosh was the hero for the Blue and Gold. After missing the entire 2012-13 season due to injury, Gaydosh has won four consecutive matches, including three at the Trine Open.
Capturing his three victories on Saturday by a 21 combined points, Gaydosh claimed the championship at the 184-pound weight class.
Sophomore Dan Mirman, the reigning Ohio Athletic Conference Wrestler of the Week, also played a starring role for the Blue Streaks. He seized the championship at the 149-pound division by winning all four of his matches, two by major decision and one, the title bout, by technical fall.
“Winning the tournament this weekend felt good, and was a good gauge for where I am at,” Mirman said.
JCU also claimed the 157-pound class title, as junior Terner Gott was unstoppable in his three matches. Following definitive wins in his first two matches, Gott faced off against Josh Tardy of North Central State College in the title match. Gott claimed a hard-earned 5-3 victory over Tardy, a junior college national championship winner at Harper College in 2013.
Four other JCU wrestlers also played lead roles.
Freshman Isen Vajusi finished with three wins, but could not defeat Muskegon College’s Donovan Fouchey for the championship, taking second in the 197-pound division.
Fellow freshman Anthony Trocchio took third at the 141-pound weight class. Emerging victorious in four of his five matches, Troccio bested Brandon Preston of Trine University in the third place bout, 5-1.
Freshman Thomas McNulty built on his opening day win over his CWRU opponent with a 4-1 record at the 165-pound level on Saturday. McNulty ousted Rocky Cantu of Olivet College, 6-1, in the third place match.
Junior Jake Vincent saw his first action of the year, tabbing a 3-2 record to take a fourth place finish at 157 pounds.