Utah Valley 21.0 South Dakota State 18

Jacks downed by Wolverines…

The South Dakota State wrestling team dropped its conference dual on the road at Utah Valley on Friday night, 21-18.

The dual started at 149 pounds, worked its way to heavyweight before finishing with the three lightest weights.

SDSU suffered a defeat in the opening match, but found its lone bright spot in the second match of the dual.

Senior Nick Flynn picked up his first Western Wrestling Conference dual win with a third-period fall at 157 pounds. Flynn improved to 20-9 overall and 7-4 in duals with his third fall of the season.

The Wolverines went on a three-match win streak, including one fall, to build a nine-point lead.

Redshirt freshman Nick Mart put an end to the stretch, scoring a 5-3 decision in the third period at 197 pounds.

Down only six points at that point in the dual, junior heavyweight Joe Skow came through in a big way. Skow earned his first WWC dual win with a first-period fall to even the team score with three matches remaining.

After starting at 149 pounds, the dual rounded back to the top of the lineup to conclude.

Redshirt junior Aaron Pickrel continued his success at 125 pounds with a 7-2 decision. Pickrel improved to 22-8 overall, 9-2 in duals and 3-1 in the WWC.

Utah Valley responded with a decision at 131 pounds to even the dual score with only the 141-pound match remaining.

A hard fought match did not go the Jacks way, as the Wolverines downed SDSU 21-18.

Complete results from tonight’s dual are listed below.

Next up SDSU closes out its road schedule at Northern Colorado on Sunday. Dual time to be announced in Greeley, Colo.

Utah Valley 21.0 South Dakota State 18
149 Josh Wilson, UVU, dec. Andrew Youngblom, SDS, 6-0
157 Nick Flynn, SDS, pinned Napoleon Aniciete, UVU, 6:19
165 Ethan Smith, UVU, pinned Dillon Reid, SDS, 4:46
174 Monte Shmaulhaus, UVU, dec. Joe Rasmussen, SDS, 7-1
184 David Prieto, UVU, dec. Tony Lisek, SDS, 5-3
197 Nick Mart, SDS, dec. Bryan Chamberlain, UVU, 5-3
285 Joe Skow, SDS, pinned Dustin Dennison, UVU, 1:58
125 Aaron Pickrel, SDS, dec. Colby Christensen, UVU, 7-2
133 Blake Mangum, UVU, dec. Nick Chavez, SDS, 3-1
141 Avery Garner, UVU, dec. Dustin Walraven, SDS, 10-6

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