Northern Iowa 38, South Dakota State 9

Ranked Panthers pass Jacks 38-9 loss

BROOKINGS, S.D. – The South Dakota State wrestlers recorded a 38-9 loss to the no. 43 (Intermat) Northern Iowa Panthers in Brookings, S.D. Saturday in the first Jackrabbit Western Wrestling Conference matchup of the season.

John Nething II put three team points up on the board for the Jacks, while a win by forfeit for Cord Willers notched the last six team points.

Nething, a 165 pounder, ended the first period of his match against UNI’s John Simon down 0-2 but came back with a two-point near fall in the second period. Simon’s escape late in the second period put the score at 2-3, Simon. Nething notched an escape and a takedown early in the third period to up the score 5-3. Simon tallied an escape but Nething added one last takedown with eight seconds to go for the 7-4 decision win.

Jackrabbits Joe Rasmussen, 184 pounds, and Kevin Kelly, 285 pounds, faced nationally ranked opponents.

Rasmussen dropped his match by technical fall to no. 13 Ryan Loder. Two takedowns and three three-point near falls in the first period gave Loder 13 points, while Rasmussen tallied an escape for one point. In the second period, Loder notched a takedown and a two-point near fall to end the scoring at 17-1 for a Panther win.

Kelly went head-to-head with no. 15 Christian Brantley. After a scoreless first period, Brantley scored an escape for a 0-1 score. With just 28 seconds to go in the third period, Kelly tied the score 1-1 with an escape but with two seconds left on the clock, Brantley tallied a takedown for two points. Brantley’s extra point for riding time ended the match at 4-1 and another Panther victory.

The Jackrabbits, now 1-8-1 on the season and 0-1 in the WWC, host WWC foe Northern Colorado Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. in Frost Arena.

Northern Iowa 38, South Dakota State 9
125 – Caleb Flores (UNI) wins by forfeit
133 – Ryan Jauch (UNI) wins by forfeit
141 – Joey Lazor (UNI) pins Tyler Johnson (SDSU), 2:08
149 – Brett Robbins (UNI) maj. dec. Jimmy Hamilton (SDSU), 12-2
157 – David Bonin (UNI) dec. Nick Flynn (SDSU), 8-3
165 – John Nething (SDSU) dec. John Simon (UNI), 7-4
174 – Brice Wolf (UNI) tech fall David Michaud (SDSU), 18-3
184 – Ryan Loder (UNI) tech fall Joe Rasmussen (SDSU), 17-1
197 – Cord Williers (SDSU) wins by forfeit
285 – Christian Brantley (UNI) dec. Kevin Kelly (SDSU), 4-1

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