Bison best Jacks 43-7
BROOKINGS, S.D. – David Michaud and Kevin Kelly tallied wins for the South Dakota State wrestling team as the Jackrabbits fell to North Dakota State 43-7 in Western Wrestling Conference action Friday in Frost Arena.
Michaud wrestled through a scoreless first period before putting an escape point on the board against NDSU’s Tyler Wells. An escape by Wells and a takedown by Michaud upped the score 3-1. Michaud pulled out a three-point near fall before winning the match 7-1 with the extra riding-time point. The decision win puts the 174-pounder at 8-6 on the season with a 2-2 WWC record.
Kelly defeated fellow heavyweight Will Johnson by major decision, 18-4. A series of Kelly takedowns and Johnson escapes ended the first period with Kelly up 6-2. Kelly notched another takedown early in the second period and turned it into a three-point near fall. The third period started at 13-3 but Kelly soon put four more points on the board with two takedowns. The riding-time point gave Kelly the 18th point for a major decision victory. Kelly improves to 10-15 on the season and 2-3 in the WWC.
The Jacks, now 1-12-1 overall and 0-5 in the WWC, wrap up the regular season when they host Utah Valley Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. in Frost Arena.
North Dakota State 43 South Dakota State 7
133 – Justin Solberg (NDSU) wins by forfeit
141 – Geoff Martin (NDSU) fall Tyler Johnson, 6:49
149 – Mark Erickson (NDSU) maj. dec. Andrew Youngblom, 14-4
157 – No. 18 Vince Salminen maj. dec. Nick Flynn, 12-1
165 – Steven Monk fall John Nething II, 1:38
174 – David Michaud dec. Tyler Wells (NDSU), 7-1
184 – Kenny Moenkedick (NDSU) tech fall Joe Rasmussen, 4:49
197 – Drew Ross (NDSU) fall Cord Willers, 2:23
285 – Kevin Kelly maj. dec. Will Johnson (NDSU), 18-4
125 – No. 19 Trent Sprenkle wins by forfeit