In his match against Allen Fenner, James found himself ahead 7-4 after the first period and proceeded to a takedown and two near fall points in the second period and cruised to a 14-3 win.
Ricky, down 2-0 in the first period, scored an escape, and then recorded a takedown for the 3-2 lead. Falcon wrestler Jordan Semevolos came right back with an escape and a 3-3 score heading into the second period.
The second period remained scoreless, but in the third, Ricky had two takedowns to seal the match for an 8-3 win.
Freshman Zach Zimmerman (133) and junior Oliver Klein (157) lost by fall while junior Jesse Gjefle (184) lost a 7-0 decision.
The Crusaders next meet comes on Saturday, February 23 at home at 11:00 a.m. for the NWA Tournament.