#17 Mavericks Handle #10 Peacocks
FAYETTE, Iowa — The No. 17 Minnesota State wrestling team took on the No. 10 Upper Iowa Peacocks Friday night inside Dorman Memorial Gymnasium, earning a 22-15 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference win.
With the win, the Mavericks improve to 9-2 (5-1 NSIC), while the Peacocks fall to 12-4 (5-2 NSIC).
MSU won six of the 10 bouts, with all three ranked wrestlers coming out on top for the Mavericks.
The dual started at 197 lbs., where Matthew Blome dropped a 9-4 decision to No. 2 Nick Baumler. In the heavyweight match, Max Villnow fell to Triston Westerlund by a 6-3 decision to give the Peacocks a 6-0 lead.
The Mavericks got on the board at 125 lbs. when Trenton McManus earned a win after Philip Ihde was injured early in the second period.
MSU forfeited the 133-pound match before stringing together five consecutive wins to take a 22-12 lead. No. 9 Louie Sanders used four takedowns a reversal and riding time point to earn an 11-3 major decision win over Tate Murdy. At 149 lbs., No. 3 Kyle Rathman used a third-period escape and takedown to come out with a 4-3 win over No. 7 Chase Luensman. Cooper Siebrecht followed with a 3-1 win over Mac Spotts before Logan Saltou defeated Chance Throndson by a 7-4 decision and No. 10 Zach Johnston defeated Jamie Gehling by a 6-2 decision.
At 184 lbs., Trevor Turriff managed to escape from Dalton Hahn to tie things up at 3-3 after two periods. However, Hahn got an escape, a takedown, and a riding time point in the third period to come away with a 7-3 win.
The Mavericks will return to action Friday, Feb. 14, when they host the Augustana Vikings at Taylor Center. The dual will begin at 7:00 p.m.
No. 17 Minnesota State 22, #10 Upper Iowa 15
197: Nick Baumler (UIU) Dec. over Matt Blome (MSU) 9-4 | 3-0 UIU
285: Triston Westerlund (UIU) Dec. over Max Villnow (MSU) 6-3 | 6-0 UIU
125: Trenton McManus (MSU) Inj. over Philip Ihde (UIU) Inj. at 5:09 | 6-6 Tie
133: Donny Schmit (UIU) Forfeit over (MSU) | 12-6 UIU
141: Louie Sanders (MSU) Maj. over Tate Murty (UIU) 11-3 | 12-10 UIU
149: Kyle Rathman (MSU) Dec. over Chase Luensman (UIU) 4-3 | 13-12 MSU
157: Cooper Siebrecht (MSU) Dec. over Mac Spotts (UIU) 3-1 | 16-12 MSU
165: Logan Saltou (MSU) Dec. over Chance Throndson (UIU) 7-4 | 19-12 MSU
174: Zach Johnston (MSU) Dec. over Jamie Gehling (UIU) 6-2 | 22-12 MSU
184: Dalton Hahn (UIU) Dec. over Trevor Turriff (MSU) 7-3 | 22-15 MSU