Northern Colorado 26 South Dakota State 21

Jacks battle Bears to 26-21 loss

BROOKINGS, S.D. – The South Dakota State wrestling team battled to a 21-20 lead but Western Wrestling Conference foe Northern Colorado proved too much for the Jackrabbits as the Bears handed the Jacks a 26-21 loss Friday night in Frost Arena.

David Michaud made the match of the night as the 174-pounder defeated Cody McAninch by fall in just two minutes 48 seconds. Michaud notched a takedown 41 seconds into the first period before pinning his opponent. The pin is Michaud’s sixth on the season. He improves to 8-5 overall and 1-1 in WWC action.

Nick Flynn, a 157-pounder, picked up a win for the Jacks with a decision over Tanner Weiks. Flynn put points on the board early with a takedown in the first period. Weiks followed it up with an escape to end the first period 2-1. A Weiks escape in the second period tied the score but Flynn managed an escape with 40 seconds to go in the match for the 3-2 win. Flynn moves to 9-12 overall and 1-1 in the conference.

The dual, which started at the 141-pound weight class, ended with three-straight forfeits. Kevin Kelly (Hwt.) and Aaron Pickrel (125 pounds) each picked up wins by forfeit to give the Jacks a 21-20 lead, but an SDSU forfeit at 133 pounds put the Bears just over the top with 26-21.

The Jacks, now 1-9-1 overall and 0-2 in the conference, head to Wyoming Jan. 28 and Air Force Jan. 29. Action is slated to begin at 7 p.m. Mountain Standard Time and 7:05 p.m. MT, respectively.

January 21 at Brookings, SD

Northern Colorado 26, South Dakota State 21
141: Casey Cruz (UNC) dec. Tyler Johnson, 10-0
149: #10 Justin Gaethje (UNC) def. James Hamilton by fall, 2:26
157: Nick Flynn dec. Tanner Weiks (UNC), 3-2
165: Brandon Kammerzell (UNC) maj. Dec. Nething, 12-4
174: David Michaud def. Cody McAninch (UNC) by fall, 2:48
184: Eric Brennan (UNC) dec. Joe Rasmussen, 6-0
197: Nick Bayer (UNC) dec. Cord Willers, 8-1
Hwt: Kevin Kelly wins by forfeit
125: Aaron Pickrel wins by forfeit
133: Sam Bauer (UNC) wins by forfeit