Sloan finishes as Big 12 runner-up

TULSA, Okla. — Tanner Sloan came up a point short in his quest to become South Dakota State’s first Big 12 Conference individual champion since 2018, dropping a 3-2 decision to top-seeded Stephen Buchanan of Wyoming in the 197-pound title bout Sunday night at BOK Center.

A junior from Alburnett, Iowa, Sloan had his 15-match winning streak snapped as he suffered his first loss since placing fourth at the Southern Scuffle on Jan. 2. He will take a 20-5 overall record to the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships March 17-19 in Detroit, Mich.

After a scoreless first period, Buchanan reeled off the first three points of the match with an escape midway through the second period, followed by a takedown. Sloan tallied his points on escapes late in the second period and again in the third period.

Sloan also was the Big 12 runner-up in the 197-pound weight class at the 2020 championship tournament.

South Dakota State finished the two-day meet in sixth place in the team standings with 66 points. Missouri claimed the team title with 131.5 points, followed by Oklahoma with 113 and Iowa State with 110.

Also earning automatic bids to the NCAA Championships from the Jackrabbits were Clay Carlson (141 pounds), Cade DeVos (174 pounds) and A.J. Nevills (285 pounds). At-large selections to compete the 330-wrestler field will be announced Tuesday.

Big 12 Championships Results

COMPLETE SDSU RESULTS

125: Tanner Jordan, So., St. Paris, Ohio (0-2 record)
• lost by dec. to #2 Taylor LaMont, Utah Valley, 3-1 [SV-1]
• lost by major dec. to #8 Jace Koelzer, Northern Colorado, 11-2
Jordan eliminated

133: #3 Gabriel Tagg, So., Lodi, Ohio (1-3 record)
• lost by dec. to Connor Brown, Missouri, 7-4
• dec. Garett Lautzenheiser, West Virginia, 7-2
• lost by dec. to Sidney Flores, Air Force, 12-10 [SV-1]
• lost to Connor Brown, Missouri, by fall 5:53
Eighth Place

141: #2 Clay Carlson, Jr., Willmar, Minn. (3-1 record)
• First-round bye
• dec. #7 Darren Green, Wyoming, 6-2
• lost by dec. to #3 Andrew Alirez, Northern Colorado, 5-3
• dec. Jacob Butler, Oklahoma, 11-4
• dec. #8 Dylan Droegemueller, North Dakota State, 7-5
Third Place

149: Daniel Kimball, So., Buckingham, Iowa (0-2 record)
• lost by dec. to #1 Kaden Gfeller, Oklahoma State, by fall 4:12
• lost by dec. to Dylan Martinez, Air Force, 9-3 [SV-1]
Kimball eliminated

157: Kenny O’Neil, Jr., Prior Lake, Minn. (1-3 record)
• lost to #7 Derek Holschlag, Northern Iowa, 4-1
• dec. #8 Jaxon Garoutte, Utah Valley, 4-2
• lost by dec. to #4 Jarrett Jacques, Missouri, 5-3
• lost by dec. to Alex Hornfeck, West Virginia, 8-2
Eighth Place

165: #6 Tanner Cook, So., Ilion, N.Y. (2-2 record)
• lost by dec. to Danny Snediker, Utah Valley, 9-4
• dec. #4 Travis Wittlake, Oklahoma State, 9-4
• lost by dec. to #8 Joe Grello, Oklahoma, 7-6
• def. Nick Knutson, Northern Colorado, by fall 2:25
Seventh Place

174: #2 Cade DeVos, So., Altoona, Iowa (3-2 record)
• dec. Sam Wolf, Air Force, 5-2
• dec. #7 Joel Devine, Iowa State, 3-0
• lost by dec. to #6 Peyton Mocco, Missouri, 2-0
• dec. #5 Hayden Hastings, Wyoming, 5-2
• lost by dec. to #3 Anthony Mantanona, Oklahoma, 6-3
Fourth Place

184: #5 Cade King, Jr., Waseca, Minn. (0-2 record)
• lost by dec. to Anthony Carman, West Virginia, 5-2
• lost by dec. to #3 Tate Samuelson, Wyoming, 4-2
King eliminated

197: #2 Tanner Sloan, Jr., Alburnett, Iowa (3-1 record)
• def. Kayne Hutchison, Air Force, by fall 2:25
• dec. #7 Alan Clothier, Northern Colorado, 5-1
• major dec. #6 Owen Pentz, North Dakota State, 8-0
• lost by dec. to #1 Stephen Buchanan, Wyoming, 3-2
Runner-Up

285: #4 A.J. Nevills, Jr., Clovis, Calif. (3-2 record)
• dec. Chase Trussell, Utah Valley, 3-2
• dec. #5 Michael Wolfgram, West Virginia, 4-3
• lost to #1 Wyatt Hendrickson, Air Force, by fall
• lost by dec. to #2 Zach Elam, Missouri, 8-6
• dec. #8 Josh Heindselman, Oklahoma, 5-4 [TB-1]
Fifth Place

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