Jackrabbits go 3-0 at Huskie Duals

Dekalb, Ill. – South Dakota State went 3-0 at the Huskie Duals Saturday afternoon, taking down Harper, Kent State, and Northern Illinois at the NIU Convocation Center. The Jackrabbits opened the day with a 59-0 win over Harper and went on to take down Kent State 33-6 and Northern Illinois 26-9.

Clay Carlson won by fall in all three of his matches and remains unbeaten on the season, moving to 13-0.

South Dakota State 59, Harper 0
SDSU won eight of is 10 matches with the Hawks by pin. The other two victories came by forfeit and technical fall.

Cade King, Jr. recorded the fastest pin of dual, needing just 59 seconds to beat Giovanni Jackson in the 184-pound weight class. Four more Jackrabbits won in the first period of their dual: Clay Carlson (141), Cade DeVos (174), Nick Casperson, Jr. (197) and A.J. Nevills 285).

Daniel Kimball (149), Kenny O’Neil (157) and Tanner Cook (165) all recorded second-period pins. Tanner Jordan was handed a forfeit victory in the 125-pound match and Caleb Gross won by technical fall, 22-6, at 133.

125: Tanner Jordan (SDSU) forfeit (HACO)
133: Caleb Gross (SDSU) tech fall Tuvsin Zunnbayan (HACO), 22-6
141: Clay Carlson (SDSU) fall Teaken Leon (HACO), 2:36
149: Daniel Kimball (SDSU) fall Peyton Timmons (HACO), 4:59
157: Kenny O’Neil (SDSU) fall Cameron Jacobs (HACO), 3:57
165: Tanner Cook (SDSU) fall Aaron Taylor (HACO), 3:12
174: Cade DeVos (SDSU) fall Sam Dornbos (HACO), 1:41
184: Cade King, Jr. (SDSU) fall Giovanni Jackson (HACO), 0:59
197: Nick Casperson, Jr. (SDSU) fall Demarco Lee (HACO), 1:17
285: A.J. Nevills (SDSU) fall Jordan Williams (HACO), 2:32

South Dakota State 33, Kent State 6
The Jackrabbits took all but two matches against Kent State.

Tanner Cook and Clay Carlson picked up their second pin victories of the day. Cook won the 157-pound match in 19 seconds and Carlson won at 141 in 3:19.

Cade DeVos and Nick Casperson, Jr. earned bonus-point victories in their respective matchups. DeVoss won 17-1 by technical fall in 2:16 at 174. Casperson was victorious by a 12-0 major decision in the 197-pound meeting.

Daniel Kimball (149), Kenny O’Neil (157), Cade King, Jr. (184) and A.J. Nevills (285) all picked up wins by decision.

125: Jake Ferri (KENT) dec. Tanner Jordan (SDSU), 6-4
133: Brendon Fenton (KENT) dec. Caleb Gross (SDSU), 5-2
141: Clay Carlson (SDSU) fall Louis Newell (KENT), 3:19
149: Daniel Kimball (SDSU) dec. Kody Komara (KENT), 5-2
157: Kenny O’Neil (SDSU) dec. Enrique Mungia (KENT), 8-3
165: Tanner Cook (SDSU) fall Najee Lockett (KENT), 0:19
174: Cade DeVos (SDSU) tech fall Michael Ferree (KENT), 17-1; 2:16
184: Cade King, Jr. (SDSU) dec. Colin McCraken (KENT), 5-3
197: Nick Casperson, Jr. (SDSU) maj. dec. Tyler Bates (KENT), 12-0
285: A.J. Nevills (SDSU) def. Jacob Cover (KENT), 7-2

South Dakota State 26, NIU 9
Northern Illinois posed the biggest challenge of the day to the Jackrabbits. SDSU had one fall in the dual to go with two major decision victories.

Clay Carlson recorded his third pin of the afternoon, this time ending his match in 1:54 at 141. Tanner Jordan and Nick Casperson posted major decision wins for the Jacks. Jordan came out on top of the 125-pound match with a 14-2 Casperson won 12-2 at 197.

Caleb Gross narrowly defeated Mikey Kaminski, 3-2, at 133. Cade Devos (174) also won in a close match, beating Mason Kauffman 3-1.

Daniel Kimball (149) and A.J. Nevills (285) also added wins for SDSU.

125: Tanner Jordan (SDSU) maj. dec. Bryce West (NIU), 14-2
133: Caleb Gross (SDSU) dec. Mikey Kaminski (NIU), 3-2
141: Clay Carlson (SDSU) fall Jaivon Jones (NIU), 1:54
149: Daniel Kimball (SDSU) dec. Anthony Cheloni (NIU), 7-3
157: Anthony Gibson (NIU) dec. Kenny O`Neil (SDSU), 4-0
165: Izzak Olejnik (NIU) dec.Tanner Cook (SDSU), 8-3
174: Cade DeVos (SDSU) dec. Mason Kauffman (NIU), 3-1
184: Brit Wilson (NIU) dec. Cade King (SDSU), 5-2
197: Nick Casperson (SDSU) maj. dec. Tristin Guaman (NIU), 12-2
285: AJ Nevills (SDSU) dec. Terrese Aaron (NIU), 7-4

UP NEXT: The Jackrabbit non-starters will end 2021 at the Midlands Championships hosted by Northwestern December 29-30 in Hoffman Estates, Ill.

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