Vega Leads Jacks In Night Sessions

ST. LOUIS – After combining for a 4-1 record in Thursday’s opening round at the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships, it was role reversal for South Dakota State’s five national qualifiers during the evening sessions as the Jackrabbits turned in a 1-4 mark at Enterprise Center.

All five Jackrabbits will resume action Friday in the consolation rounds; wrestlers in the lower weights (125-157) will compete at 10 a.m., with competitors in the upper weights (165-285) starting at 2 p.m.

Senior 125-pounder Danny Vega kept his tournament hopes alive by posting the lone Jackrabbit victory over the night in consolation action. Vega led by only a point, 3-2, after the first period of his match against Gage Curry of American University, but turned up the pressure over the next three-plus minutes to post a 21-4 technical fall.

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