South Dakota State 18, Air Force 14

Jacks find a way against Air Force; now 2-0 in WWC

For the second consecutive week, South Dakota State (3-3, 2-0 WWC) needed the final two matches to win a Western Wrestling Conference showdown. Alex Kocer (149) and Cody Pack (157) each won tightly-contested bouts to seal the 18-14 win over Air Force (7-5, 0-2 WWC).

“I’m glad to see the fight we had today,” head coach Chris Bono said. “It’s great to come away with a win and see the guys continue to buy in.”

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Three Rabbits ranked in Coaches Panel Rankings

INDIANAPOLIS — Three South Dakota State wrestlers are ranked in the first of three NCAA coaches’ panel rankings, as released by the NCAA Thursday afternoon.

Cody Pack is the highest ranked SDSU wrestler, as the returning NCAA qualifier sits at No. 19 in the 157-lb weight class. Redshirt freshman Alex Kocer and junior Joe Brewster both came in at No. 33 at 149 and 165, respectively.

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South Dakota State 18, Wyoming 17

Jacks take final two matches; win 18-17

GILLETTE, Wyo. – After trailing 17-12 with two matches left, South Dakota State won the final two matches to defeat Wyoming, 18-17; beating the Cowboys for the first time in school history.

“All the credit goes to the 10 guys that went out and executed their gameplan today,” head coach Chris Bono said. “I could not be more proud of this group for believing in our coaches, themselves and their teammates.”

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