GREELEY, Colo. — South Dakota State (6-7, 3-1 WWC) used a pair of falls at 157 and 197 by No. 16 Cody Pack and Trey Hable, respectively, along with a major decision by Brance Simms at 133 to rout Northern Colorado, 31-6.
SDSU would open a 31-0 lead by winning the first eight matches, before dropping the the final two matchups.
In the highlighted match of the dual, No. 16 Pack pinned No. 25 Mitchell Polkowske at the 5:51 mark. Pack was leading Polkowske 15-2 before he turned him and recorded the fall.
Following decision wins by Joe Brewster (165), John Nething II (174) and Ben Schwery (184), Trey Hable recorded a fall of his own in the 197-pound showdown as the redshirt freshman pinned Cole Briegel just over a minute into the first period.
UNC would win the final two matches, as J.J. Everard and Ben Gillette dropped decisions, 7-1 and 7-3, respectively.
With the win, SDSU moves to 3-1 in the conference and sets up a showdown for the Western Wrestling Conference championship next weekend in Fargo. The Jacks and Bison will wrestle at 2 p.m.
South Dakota State 31, Northern Colorado 6
133: Brance Simms (SDSU) MD over Sonny Espinoza (UNC) – Maj., 17-5 (4-0 SDSU)
141: Eric Orozco (SDSU) over Nick Adams (UNC) – Dec., 5-2 (7-0 SDSU)
149: Alex Kocer (SDSU) over Beau Roberts (UNC) – Dec., 5-2 (10-0 SDSU)
157: #16 Cody Pack (SDSU) fall over #25 Mitchell Polkowske (UNC) – Pin, 5:51 (16-0 SDSU)
165: Joe Brewster (SDSU) over Charlie McMartin (UNC) – Dec., 6-0 (19-0 SDSU)
174: John Nething II (SDSU) over Josh Van Tine (UNC) – Dec., 9-3 (22-0 SDSU)
184: Ben Schwery (SDSU) over Nick Bayer (UNC) – Dec., 5-4 (25-0 SDSU)
197: Trey Hable (SDSU) fall over Cole Briegel (UNC) – Pin, 1:07 (31-0 SDSU)
285: Henry Chirino (UNC) over J.J. Everard (SDSU) – Dec., 7-1 (31-3 SDSU)
125: Trey Andrews (UNC) over Ben Gillette (SDSU) – Dec., 7-3 (31-6 SDSU)