2009 Wrestling “Legends” Inductees Announced
The fifth class to be inducted in the UCM Wrestling “Hall of Legends” will include: All Americans and multiple MIAA Champions Duane Fritchie; Jim Blackmon; and Bob Burrows; former Mule wrestler and
head Coach, high school coaching legend Mike Hagerty; long time supporter, former University of Central Missouri President Dr. Ed Elliott; and the 1986 Mules Team which at that time had the third
highest national finish in Mules history.
In an effort to continue to keep our Alumni involved we are starting something new this year by inviting 10 year teams to this event as a part of their reunions. Consequently, we are inviting the Mule Wrestling
Teams from 1969; 1979, 1989; and 1999 to attend and be recognized as our special guests. Please let us know if you can attend!
All UCM Wrestling Alumni and friends of the program are encouraged to attend this year’s reception and induction ceremony to be held on Friday evening, October 9th, 2009 at White Rose Pavilion, 107 Ming
Street in Warrensburg. We have outgrown the side room at Heroes Restaurant and are moving to another facility run by the same people who operate Heroes. The reception will start at 7:00 P.M., with the
induction ceremony to start at approximately 8:00 P.M.
We once again had a great turnout last year with many former inductees also in attendance. All-Americans Randy Hughell, Jim Haub, Greg Anderson; multiple team record holder Bill Graham; one of the original Mule wrestlers and college coaching legend Ron Mirikitani; contributors, supporters, and former CMSU professors Drs. Ginger and James Young; and several members of the 1990 team were inducted. Representing the team from 1990 were Matt Cox; Terry Dorman; Bryan Elam; John Moddrell; Pat Robbins; Robert Lilly and Coaches Mike Snelling and Mike Hagerty. (Please forgive me if I missed mentioning anyone!)
We hope that as many people as possible will be able to attend this year. To help with our records, please help us by e-mailing your updated address, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses to Robin Ersland or Dorothy Mayabb. Also, please forward this information to anyone else that you think might be interested. See you on the 9th!
Dorothy Mayabb - firstname.lastname@example.org
Robin Ersland - email@example.com
Homecoming Wrestling Picnic
All UCM Wrestling Alumni and friends of the program are invited to attend a “Potluck” lunch at the Cave-Hollow Park picnic following the Homecoming parade on October 10th, 2009. It will be a great opportunity to meet current members of the team and their parents to socialize and eat prior to the start of the football game. Hope to see you there!
Attention All Members of the 1985-1986 Mules Wrestling Team!
As noted above, we will be inducting your team into the UCM Wrestling “Hall of Legends”. We would like to honor as many members of this team as possible and would like to extend an invitation for you and your family to attend.
Please let us know if you can attend and please spread the word to your teammates in case we miss anyone. Help us by e-mailing or phoning with your updated address, home phone number, and addresses or phone numbers of any of your teammates that you are still in touch with. Also, please forward this information to others you think might be interested.
According to the records we have available, members of the 1985-86 team were: Jim Alfano; Bob Anderson; Jack Becker;Gary Balk; Scott Bond; Mike Bowlin; Ron Bowlin; Dave Burrett; Robert Burrows; Tom Coppock; Brad Dalke; Mark Danner; Kel Denker; T.J. Dorman; David Eakle; Larry Eide; Bill Felwell; Scott Frank; Mike Hammer; Steve Horton; David Keen; Kevin Klemm; Andy Kohl; Derrick Luckey; Rick Masterson; Dave McCoy; Said Mokhtari; Bruce Monson; Jeff Morton; Todd Petry; Dan Raney; Jim Schee; Darren Schneider; Mike Scott; Kent Sherrow; Steve Sieren; Jeff Smith; Mike Snelling; Ken Tavernier; Mark Whitaker; Student Assistant Glenn Rosario; Assistant Coach Steven Barrett; and Head Coach Mike Hagerty.
You may e-mail any information or questions to Dorothy Mayabb or Robin Ersland. Or, feel free to call Robin Ersland at (660) 543-8511 (Office) or (660) 747-1846 (Home) if that works better for you. We anticipate a great turnout and look forward to seeing you on October 9th!
2008-2009 Wrestling Awards
Most Valuable- Grant Baker
Marc Stevener Most Improved- Cody Gillenwater
Rookie of the Year- Chase Chavers
Most Dedicated- Cory Bloodgood
Mat Rat- Jesse Whitson
Most Courageous- Andrew Hicklin
Herbert A Luippold Memorial- Jesse Whitson
2009 NWCA Academic All-Americans
Travis Barbarick - First Team Cory Bloodgood - First Team
Denis Ryzhov - Second Team
Matt Bailes & Jesse Whitson - Honorable Mention
The University of Central Missouri Wrestling Team placed 6th in the nation with a 3.237 GPA, based on the 10 wrestlers who participated in the regional tournament.
The two major areas that we are asking for your help are the Roger Denker Scholarship fund and the “UCM Wrestling Practice Facility” fund.
We have the smallest scholarship level of any athletic program at UCM, your donations to the Denker Scholarship fund is starting to turn that problem around.
Plans for a new wrestling practice facility are continuing to be formulated. We are temporarily housed in the Police Institute until our new facility is completed. There will be no return to Garrison as the entire building is being renovated. The current plan is for us to build a new wrestling room on the west side of the Multi. Those plans do not include provisions for a locker room, coach’s offices, or storage space. When we have a final projection of costs we will be asking for your financial help to build the kind of quality wrestling facility that is needed to continue to recruit outstanding student/athletes.
Contact the UCM Foundation today at (660) 543-4157 to make your donation. Or, contact Coach Ersland at (660) 543-8511 with any questions you might have.
University of Central Missouri
~ Dual Record: 9-7 ~
Home: 7-5 * Away: 0-1 * Neutral: 2-1
17 at Newberry College Duals (Newberry, S.C.)
L #13 Findlay 25-12
W Belmont Abbey 24-15
L #5 Newberry 42-0
10 #18 Augustana (S.D.) L 23-15
16 SIU-Edwardsville W51-0
25 UCM Dual Jamboree*
L #12Wisconsin-Parkside 23-17
L #4 Nebraska-Kearney 34-12
WMinnesota State-Moorhead 24-14
29 Missouri Baptist W23-18
5 Newman University W45-3
12 Central Oklahoma L 27-7
15 MIAA Duals
WTruman State 48-0
W#19 Fort Hays State 18-15
L #1 Nebraska-Omaha 39-6
~ Tournament Results ~
16 Central Missouri Open – No team scoring. UCM place winners: Grant
Baker (5th at 133), Andrew Hicklin (5th at 165)
and Cory Bloodgood (6th at 141)
23 at Missouri Open – No team scoring. UCM place winners: Travis
Barbarick (4th at 184); Freshman/Sophomore Division:
Cody Gillenwater (6th at 141),William Bowles (6th at 174)
6 at Fort Hays State Open – No team scoring. UCM place winners: Grant Baker (1st at 133), Byron Clark (4th at 125) and Cory Bloodgood (4th at 141)
13 at University of Nebraska-Kearney Open – No team scoring. UCM place winners. Cody Beck (4th at HWT) and Chase Chavers (6th at 165)
3 at Ron Beamen/Dana Open (Blair, Neb.) – No team scoring. UCM place winners: Jesse Whitson (4th at 149), Andrew Hicklin (4th at 165), Cody Gillenwater (6th at 141), Matt Bailes (6th at 165) and Phil Witt (6th at 174)
3-4 at Midwest Classic (Indianapolis, Ind.) – 6th of 22. UCM place winners: Grant Baker (1st at 133), William Forrest (4th at 149), Byron Clark (5th at 125), Brandon Hayes (5th at HWT) and Cory Bloodgood (6th at 141)
17 Roger Denker Open – No team scoring. UCM place winners: Chase Chavers (2nd at 165), Cody Beck (2nd at HWT), Cory Bloodgood (3rd at 141),Will Forrest (3rd at 149), Jesse Whitson (4th at 149), Matt Bailes (4th at 165), Conor Fitzgerald (4th at 174), Brandon Hayes (4th at HWT), Grant Baker (5th at 133), Byron Clark (6th at 125), Cody Gillenwater (6th at 141), Brandon Russow (6th at 149), PhilWitt (6th at 174)
31 Grand View Open (Des Moines, Iowa) – No team scoring. UCM place winners: PhilWitt (5th at 174)
7 at Missouri Valley Open (Marshall, Mo.) – No team scoring. UCM place winners: Brandon Hayes (5th at HWT)
1 NCAA-II Midwest Regional (Kirksville, Mo.) - UCM finishes tied for second with 99 points. UCM Regional qualifiers (top 4) Grant Baker (2nd at 133), Cory Bloodgood (3rd at 141),William Forrest (3rd at 149), Travis Barbarick (3rd at 184), Denis Ryzhov (4th at 157), Andrew Hicklin (4th at 165), and Cody Beck (4th at HWT).
9-10 NCAA-II Championships (Houston, Texas) - UCM finishes 18th as a team. All-Americans (top 8): William Forrest (7th at 149), Denis Ryzhov (7th at 157), and Cory Bloodgood (8th at 141).
University of Central Missouri
2009-2010 Wrestling Schedule
Date School/Event Site Time
Sun. 8 Wrestle-offs TBA TBA
Sat. 14 Central Missouri Open Multipurpose Arena 10:00 AM
Sun. 22 Missouri Open Columbia, MO 9:00 AM
Sat. 5 Fort Hays Open Hays, KS 9:00 AM
Sat. 12 Uni. of Neb.-Kearney Open Kearney, NE 9:00 AM
Fri/Sat. 2-3 Midwest Classic Indianapolis, IN 11:00 AM/10:00 AM
Sat. 9-10 NWCA National Duals Cedar Falls, IA 9:00 AM
Sun. 17 Roger Denker Open Multipurpose Arena 10:00 AM
Sun. 24 UCM Dual Jamboree Multipurpose Arena 10:00 AM
UCM; Chadron State; Findlay; Nebraska-Kearney; Newman University;
Northern State; Southwest Minnesota State; Truman State;
University of Mary; UW-Parkside.
Thu. 28 SIU-Edwardsville Edwardsville, IL 7:00 PM
Sat. 30 Grandview Open Des Moines, IA 9:00 AM
Wed. 3 Newman University Wichita, KS 7:00 PM
Thu. 4 Uni. of Central Oklahoma Edmond, OK 7:00 PM
Sat. 6 Missouri Valley Open Marshall, MO 9:00 AM
Tue. 9 Hannibal LaGrange College Multipurpose Arena 7:30 PM
Sun. 14 MIAA Duals Hays, KS 1:00 PM
UCM; Fort Hays State; Nebraska-Omaha; Truman State
Sun. 28 NCAA Division II Midwest Regional Multipurpose Arena
F/S 12/13 NCAA Division II Championships @ Omaha, NE 11:00 AM
Head Coach: Robin Ersland
Assistant Coaches: Justin Ensign; Blake Gillis; Don Schreimann, Steve Barrett
University of Central Missouri
2009-2010 Wrestling Roster
(As of 8/27/09)
Coaches: Robin Ersland, Justin Ensign, Don Schreimann, Blake Gillis, Steve Barrett
Name Wt.Class Year Hometown Previous School
Matt Bailes 174 SR. Kansas City (KS) Turner HS (KS)
Keaton Baker 125 SR. Stillwell (KS) Blue Valley HS (KS)
Cody Beck HWT JR. Lexington Lexington HS
Cory Bloodgood 141 SR. Spring Hill (KS) Spring Hill HS (KS)
Trevor Brown 125 FR. Parkville Park Hill South
Noah Cemper 157 FR. Warrensburg Warrensburg HS
Chase Chavers 174 SO. Waynesville Waynesville HS
James Chevalier 197 JR. Marshall Marshall HS
Sean Claire 184 SO. Richmond Richmond HS
Bryan Click 184 FR. Phoenix (AZ) Brophy Prep (AZ)
Johnny Cloutier 149 SO. Henderson (TX) Henderson HS (TX)
Justin Colver 184 FR. Ft. Leavenworth (KS) Leavenworth HS (KS)
Joe Connor 141 FR.-R Blairstown Sherwood HS
Austin Evans 157 FR. Brookfield Brookfield HS
William Forrest 149 SR. Raymore Peculiar HS
Cody Gillenwater 141 JR. Maryville Truman State
Grady Grainger 141 FR.-R Butler Pittsburg State (KS)
Adam Halliday 174 FR. Blue Springs Blue Springs South
Clint Harbord 149/157 SR. Plattsburg Lakeland College (WI)
Chris Harris 197 FR.-R Clinton William Jewell College
Brandon Hayes HWT JR. Camdenton Camdenton HS
Drake Holland HWT FR. Ozark Ozark HS
Caleb Hulse 133 SR. Shawnee (KS) Turner HS (KS)
Carey Jones 133 FR.-R Blue Springs Blue Springs South
Kyle Kempker 197 FR. Westphalia Fatima HS
Skyler Kitchen 125 FR. Moberly Moberly HS
Chaz Lawrence 133 FR. Olathe (KS) Olathe South (KS)
Richard Love 184 FR. Neosho Neosho HS
Jake Mankin 184 FR. St. James John F. Hodge HS
Travis Miller 184 FR. Warrensburg Warrensburg HS
Russell Naylor 149 SO. Spring Hill (KS) Spring Hill HS (KS)
Scott Neumann 149 SO.-R Raymore Benedictine College (KS)
Jacob Pfeiffer 141 FR. Wasilla (AK) Colony HS (AK)
William Ressel 174 SO.-R Springfield Kickapoo HS
Justin Rodriquez 125 FR. Flower Mound (TX) Flower Mound HS (TX)
Brandon Russow 149 FR.-R Neosho Neosho HS
Denis Ryzhov 157 JR.-R Mezhdurechensk (Russia) Center of Education
Dan Schreimann 184 SO. Warrensburg Warrensburg HS
Doug Thompson 197 SO.-R Kansas City (KS) Highland CC (KS)
Derek Varns 125/133 FR.-R Butler Missouri Southern State Uni.
Kaylor Walker 184 SO. Springfield Kickapoo HS
Marcus Walker 133 JR. Kansas City (KS) Schlagle HS (KS)
James Wauer 125 FR. Kansas City (KS) Washington HS (KS)
Matt Wheaton 174 FR. Independence William Chrisman HS
Jesse Whitson 149 SR.-R Phoenix (AZ) Meramec Junior College (MO)
Phil Witt 184 FR.-R Leavenworth (KS) Leavenworth HS (KS)