Fayette, Iowa — Minnesota State opened the conference dual portion of their schedule with a 24-12 loss at the hands of Upper Iowa. MSU won four matches, but two Peacock pins proved to be too much.
After opening the dual with consecutive losses, including a pin at 133-lb, MSU answered back with back-to-back wins at 141-lb and 149-lb. Junior 141-lb Robby Fisher defeated Duane Richardson by decision 6-1. Junior 149-lb Jesse Westphal defeated Jordan Rinken in a highly competitive 4-1 decision.
Following senior 157-lb Tel Todd’s first dual defeat of the season, freshman Cody Quinn answered with a 5-1 decision win over Blake Sorenson.
Upper Iowa won the next three matches, including their second fall of the night. Sophomore HWT Nate Haynes defeated Luke Stika 3-2 to close out the night.
MSU will host No. 4 Augustana Saturday, January 28 at 7 p.m.
Upper Iowa 24 Minnesota State 12
125 Kyle Pedretti, UPIO, dec. David Demo, MSM, 9-5
133 Trevor Franklin, UPIO, pinned Brian Reisenauer, MSM, 6:05
141 Robby Fisher, MSM, dec. Duane Richardson, UPIO, 6-1
149 Jesse Westphal, MSM, dec. Jordan Rinken, UPIO, 4-1
157 Winston Robbins, UPIO, dec. Tel Todd, MSM, 8-5
165 Cody Quinn, MSM, dec. Blake Sorensen, UPIO, 5-1
174 Wade Gobin, UPIO, dec. OT Brendan Eichmann, MSM, 4-2
184 Mitch Schultz, UPIO, dec. Brandon Pederson, MSM, 7-4
197 Carl Broghammer, UPIO, forf.
285 Nathan Haynes, MSM, dec. Luke Stika, UPIO, 3-2