Injured Mustangs struggle against No. 10 Upper Iowa
FAYETTE, Iowa – The No. 22 ranked Southwest Minnesota State wrestling team fell to the No. 10 ranked Upper Iowa Peacocks inside Dorman Gymnasium by a final score of 41-0 on Sunday.
The Mustangs were dealing with injuries, giving up forfeit victories at 125 pounds and 141 pounds. No. 2 Caden Steffen did not participate in the dual after suffering an injury in yesterday’s dual against Parkside.
Carter Marx wrestled No. 9 Dalton Hahn down to the wire, securing a pair of escapes but falling by decision with a final score of 3-2.
No. 11 Jacob Dykes faced No. 10 Zach Ryg, Ryg scored a takedown in the final seconds of the match and won by 5-2 decision.
“Today we didn’t get it done.” Said second-year head coach Chayse Jackson. “As a team and as individuals. Moving forward, we will need more fight, more intensity, and more heart. Excuses come and go, but persistence and heart will carry this team forward. I believe in them, I believe in our training, and I believe we can win. But it starts at the individual level. In practice. Next week.”
The Mustangs will return to action when they host a dual meet against the Augustana Vikings on Sunday, Jan. 29, inside the PE Gym. The dual with Augustana will be a brown out and the SAAC match of the year for SMSU.
Upper Iowa 41, Southwest Minnesota State 0
125 presented by Countryside Golf Club – Colby Lopez (UIU) wins by forfeit
133 presented by Laleman Construction – Kaden Anderlik over Hunter Pfantz (SMSU) (Dec 10-5)
141 presented by Borch’s Sporting Goods – No. 4 Tate Murty (UIU) wins by forfeit
149 presented by Marshall Auto Exchange – Ethen Doty (UIU) over Tyler Soltau (SMSU) (TF 16-0 4:50)
157 presented by Wendinger Travel – Eric Faught (UIU) over Sean Howk (SMSU) (Dec 7-3)
165 presented by Xcaliber Gunsmithing – No. 2 Chase Luensman (UIU) over Lucas Hodges (SMSU) (Fall 3:32)
174 presented by Cottonwood Oil Co-op – Scott Kellenberger (UIU) over Elijah Sterner (SMSU) (Dec 8-5)
184 presented by Borch’s Sporting Goods – Colter Bye (UIU) over Kevin Bostwick (SMSU) (Dec 6-2)
197 presented by Mustang Wrestling Club – No. 8 Dalton Hahn (UIU) over Carter Marx (SMSU) (Dec 3-2)
285 presented by Countryside Golf Club – No. 10 Zach Ryg (UIU) over No. 11 Jacob Dykes (SMSU) (Dec 5-2)