Nebraska 37, South Dakota State 3

SDSU drops home dual to Nebraska

The South Dakota State wrestling team dropped its endowment dual to Big Ten opponent No. 16 Nebraska, 37-3, on Saturday night in Brookings…

Aaron Pickrel earned the lone win for the Jacks with a 13-7 decision at 125 pounds. Pickrel improved to 12-3 overall (5-1 duals) with the victory. In his 12 wins this season, nine have been by decision.

Matches were close at the lower weights, where SDSU has exceled this season, but the Jacks were unable to pull out another match.

Dustin Walraven, the Jackrabbit profiled in tonight’s dual, wrestled a close match the entire way, but was unable to close the narrow gap. It was his first dual loss of the season.

Andrew Youngblom also kept his match tight, but dropped a 9-2 decision.

Complete play-by-play

Nebraska 37, South Dakota State 3
125 – Aaron Pickrel dec. Shawn Nagel (NEB), 13-7
133 – Ridge Kiley (NEB) forfeit
141 – Jake Sueflohn (NEB) dec. Dustin Walraven, 6-2
149 – Brandon Wilbourne (NEB) dec. Andrew Youngblom, 9-2
157 – James Green (NEB) maj. dec. Nick Flynn, 15-4
165 – Robert Kokesh (NEB) maj. dec. Dillon Reid, 17-4
174 – Tyler Koehn (NEB) maj. dec. Joe Rasmussen, 18-6
184 – Josh Ihnen (NEB) maj. dec. Troy Morisette, 17-5
197 – James Nakashima (NEB) maj. dec. Nick Mart, 17-5
Hwt. – Tucker Lane (NEB) tech fall Joe Skow, 18-3

NEXT UP – SDSU takes a break for the holiday season before returning to action on Dec. 29 at the Midlands Championships.

The championships are set to run all day on Dec. 29 and 30 in Evanston, Ill.